COVID-19 Tennis Rules

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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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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