Courts Open Under Restricted Play

20 May 2020

Haddenham Tennis Club Courts are now open under strict guidelines produced in line with the Government guidance on public spaces, outdoor activity and exercise published on 11 May 2020, which can be read on the Gov.uk website.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Should you have any questions, please refer to the FAQs on the LTA website.
 https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/
IMPORTANT: Do not leave your home to play tennis if Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of COVID-19, or you are in the most vulnerable category and have been advised to shield from the coronavirus. Alongside these guidelines, players should read the information published by Sport England, and specifically their Q&A
EQUIPMENT
 Take hand sanitizer with you
 Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as rackets, 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, fences, benches, etc. if you can  Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates
 Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players
 Arrive changed and ready to play. Shower at home, and do not use the venue’s changing area
 Do not congregate after playing. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place
COURT LIMITS
 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 in which case they can play doubles
 Coached sessions should be limited to one to one coaching activity only MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
 Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)
 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
EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
 Use your own clearly marked tennis balls
 Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours - use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court
 Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles or court sweepers where possible  When playing padel, try to avoid touching the court walls
 Be aware that onsite toilet facilities may not be open. Where they are open, players are advised to take particular care when using them
HYGIENE
 If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve
 Avoid touching your face