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Red Cross: Do NOT park here. This car park is closed to members as there is a legal requirement to have additional, clear school entrances.
Green Area: Member parking area. This area is where you will need to park.
Blue Star: Court Entrance. There is no access to the club, therefore another entrance has been opened to allow you to access the courts from outside.
EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
- The main club car park is closed. Members should park at the end of the car park as per the signposted map
- The club building is closed. There is no access to toilets, changing or to turn on floodlights
- There is ‘live’ CCTV covering all areas of the site
- Anyone exposing themselves to go to the toilet on school grounds will face criminal prosecution
- Trespass of any kind on school property is a criminal offence
- Maximum of two people per court (singles play only). Players can be from different households
- The only exception to the above is where a group of four players are all from the same household
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
- Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (bear this in mind while parking your car too)
- Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
- Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net
- Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it
- If a ball strays out of bounds into school property (including the now closed car park) it cannot be recovered
- Use your own clearly marked tennis balls
- Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours
BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN
- Wash hands before leaving home and upon returning home
- Take hand sanitiser with you
- Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as racquets, grips, hats and towels)
- Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play
- Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use
- Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others
- Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)
- 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 COURT
- Avoid using public transport
- Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there
- Avoid touching court gates, nets, fences, benches, etc. if you can
- Allow others to leave before you enter the court
- Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players
BOOKING / USING COURTS
- Members can book one-hour slots at a time between 9am and 7pm. Members must leave at 8pm.
- Members can only play on one court booking per day – consecutive bookings are not allowed
- Initially we will release 2 days worth of bookings each morning so all the court slots don’t disappear at once
- This will happen every morning at 9am (though we are doing it manually so it may not be to the minute)
- Once we have ‘caught up’ with the booking system and are releasing courts 2 weeks ahead the system will go back to releasing courts at 9.30am
- There is no longer a 48-hour cancellation rule. Please make every effort to cancel courts in good time.
- There will be no receptionist or administrator to book or cancel courts. Everything has to be done online.
- Members of the club who would not normally have tennis access can book tennis courts on the day of play
- These members will have the same 2 week booking access on the system though they should only book on the day. We will cancel any bookings made which are against these rules
- The CCTV is live and we will have to be very strict with enforcement as we ourselves are under scrutiny. Plus we need to keep access fair to all members
ATTENDANCE RECORD / CONTACT TRACING
- Members must book a court even if they are turning up to play on an empty court
- Members will not be allowed to book without naming an opponent. This is essential as a record of who was on site