UPDATED 31st March 2021
Latest Government restrictions update
Following the Government's road map, we were able to open up again on Monday 29th March.
As we all return to tennis at Wollaston, we ask that you take time to carefully read the guidance below before your first visit back to the club. This is based on the latest guidance from the LTA (26th March 2021).
BEFORE TRAVELLING TO WLTC
Before attending the club, you are required to complete a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms.
You should not leave home to participate in tennis if you or someone you live with, has symptoms of COVID-19, currently recognised as any of the following: -
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home (use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible).
Travel changed and ready to play, and shower at home (changing facilities at the club remain closed).
Use your own equipment where possible.
Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use.
Bring your own full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others.
Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court.
TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE CLUB
Avoid travelling with someone from outside your household or support bubble unless you can practise social distancing.
Please use hand sanitiser immediately before and after entering the court.
You should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with (including during play as far as possible, when taking breaks and before and after play).
Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands).
Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it.
Limit your interactions with anyone outside of your group (e.g. players on another court or in a different coaching group).
Players should avoid using their hands to pick up tennis balls from other courts where possible.
SUPERVISION & SPECTATING
Spectating is not permitted.
Where attendance of a parent/guardian (non-participant) is required, or a carer for a disabled player, this is permitted but should be off court and limited to one per player where possible.
To enter the Clubhouse for any reason, all members must wear a face covering.
For this reason, you are advised to bring a mask with you at every visit to the club in case you wish to enter the building.
Entry to the clubhouse at this time is still ONLY to visit the toilet, to access the floodlights or first aid/defibrillator.
We understand that people may need to shelter from the rain. If this is the case, please use the areas under the canopy either side of the front doors whilst keeping socially distanced. We recommend no more than 4 people per side. If that area is full then please return to your cars.
Players should not to congregate on or around the court before or after play, and ensure any social interaction is in line with social contact restrictions ('rule of six').
Due to the 'rule of six', players are not allowed to swap between courts with other players unless it is part of an organised activity such as a tournament, coaching, or officially organised mix-in session.
Players must remain socially distanced at all times and avoid mingling with other players before or after play.
All courts must be prebooked including the names of all players for track and trace purposes.
Both singles play and doubles play is permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible. This means that four people from different households can play doubles.
Mix-in sessions will run as organised events. Timings and courts can be found on the Clubspark booking pages.
USE OF THE BAR
This is closed at present - we are looking to open again after 12th April and will advise further details in due course.
ACCESS DRIVE TO THE CLUB
As always, we ask that you drive up the access road to the car park at walking pace.
These rules are in place to protect all members so please read the guidance carefully so that everyone can continue to enjoy tennis at Wollaston safely.