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Club News 10 July 2020

Dear members

Hopefully we have all had a chance to enjoy the Wimbledon replays this week and look back on some of the fantastic play (and hair cuts!). So this is a great time to get back on court and polish up ready for the club tournament which will begin this month. 
The government have been able to relax even more rules for sport and leisure, so here is a short round-up of the points affecting the club and news to date:

Sessions resuming
The latest LTA advice confirms we can resume sessions, provided SD rules are followed. We have therefore block booked 3 courts so the following sessions can return - please do follow SD rules if waiting to get on.
Tuesday eve 7.30
Wed morning 10.00
Sat morning 10.00
Coached 'mini' sessions of 5 plus coach are permitted - update to follow. 

Club house re-opened
Please feel free to use the club house and loos, subject to SD rules. Please bear in mind the hygiene protocols at all times.

Important - New Court Use
We are not allowed to use the new courts when the temp goes above 23 degrees as part of the curing process which will run until September! During hot weather this is likely to be after 11am. Please 'patch test' the court before walking on to it by pressing your thumb in an inconspicuous area behind the floodlights - if there is any give please leave and use the other courts.
The club has entered an annual maintenance package for the next 5 years, but please do sweep the courts and keep clear of debris.

Club Warm Up Tournaments - Singles and Doubles
Warm congratulations to Ian P, Mike P and Maria K on tournament success!
Club Tournament 2020

 We hope to get this underway this month - good luck everyone!

Club ladders
I now have an organiser - thanks to Ian - please let me or Ian Pickering know if you would like to join a ladder for singles or doubles.
Hand & court sanitisation & Emergency numbers
Just a reminder, to carry and use hand gel.
Disinfectant spray is available on court or in the club house to spray down the net before and after use.

See you on court soon!


Covid 19 - LTA rules reminder....
Please also note the following.

  1. 1. Tennis activity in England will be able to take place outdoors subject to the LTA rules as above. 
  2. 2. All people playing must be a paid up member, no spectators are allowed at the moment. 
  3. 3. If anyone under 16 is playing then at least one member of the same household group must be a senior member and on court.
  4. 4. You must book a court before coming to the club – do not just turn up
  5. 5. Please use clearly marked balls to avoid confusion
  6. 6. The clubhouse remains locked
  7. 7. Please ensure that the gate is closed when you leave the club. Do not admit the public to the club.

WE MUST ALL FOLLOW GOVERNMENT AND LTA GUIDELINES for all our safety and for the sake as the club. Social distancing is still essential.

Do not come to the club for at least 14 days if you have covid symptoms.

Do not come to the club for at least 14 days if anyone you live with has covid symptoms.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please bear in mind that these regulations might change if advice changes.  

Stay Safe.... [& Alert!]
Use hand gel / mark your tennis balls / avoid turning up early / bear in mind there is no first aid at the club and the leisure centre remains shut.

Please call 999 in an emergency.







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Godalming Lawn Tennis Club · Broadwater Park · Godalming, Surrey GU7 3BH · United Kingdom

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