5th June 2020
Following updated advice from the UK Government and guidance from the LTA, we are now able to play doubles with four people from different households provided that the plays stay 2m apart as much as possible. It is advised to agree who will take the shots that come down the middle of the court.
The booking system remains in effect for the foreseeable future. Tennis balls can now be shared provided that hands are washed before and after.
Our Club risk assessment has been updated in line with the revised guidance and can be found by clicking here
14th May 2020
Following advice from UK Government and guidance from the LTA we are now able to open the club on a restricted basis from Friday 15th May 2020 at 8am. Please ensure you have read the Risk Assessment email out to al members for further details prior to playing.
Play on courts will be available from 8am-9pm Monday-Sunday. Please note regular social sessions are no longer available.
Only Members that have re-joined the Club and paid the current year’s membership will be able to access the courts.
Re-Joining Members are requested to register with and use ClubSpark https://ripleyalfretontennis.org.uk/play/join which is the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) software. Remember your email address and Password as this will be needed when downloading the App on a mobile phone.
Courts must be pre-booked using ClubSpark before play can commence
Members can book up to 6 days in advance. Booking slots are 60 minutes and Members can book a maximum of 4. No members must play without a pre-booked session. We are limited the number of players on site to help keep everyone safe in line with LTA and Government guidelines and our Risk Assessment.
Members may play singles only or doubles if all players are from the same household. Members must not swap playing partners between sessions unless from the same household.
There will be no social tennis sessions available in this initial period
Spectating will be actively discouraged apart from exceptional circumstances i.e. SEN, one parent occupying a child (see Risk Assessment for further details)
Clubhouse will remain shut apart from for emergency first aid supplies.
Please try to leave the courts 10 minutes before the next person is due to arrive.
All players to bring their own equipment.
Each player must use their own set of balls which should be clearly marked before play commences. Players to only touch their own set of balls.
The nets will be set at the correct height. Please do not lower the nets after playing. The net tapes have been removed.
Players to avoid social contact at all times (including shaking hands at the end of a game). Players to remain on the same side of the court where possible. If players do need to swap sides, please use alternative ends of the net to change over.