Further to full LTA guidance on Tier 3 re-opening we are able to confirm that from Friday 4th December, the Clubhouse will be open for access to toilets and floodlights only.
The LTA guidance also advises players not to travel into tier 3 areas to play tennis, unless this is necessary to enable individual exercise (or exercise for people from the same household or support bubble) . Where this is necessary, players should only travel a short distance.
You may well be aware that West Yorkshire is scheduled to enter Tier 3, the highest band of Covid restrictions from midnight tonight. Following LTA advice on how our Tennis Club can operate within the guidance set for this band of restrictions, we can confirm that the Tennis Club retains its status as an eligible activity, providing members follow the social distance mitigation procedures in place. This is a result of actions already taken in response to previous restriction requirements. This is good news, however we would like to take this opportunity to remind our members to:
- Not go on court if feeling any COVID-19 related symptoms
- Not socialise off court before and after play
- Respect the one way system, and use hand gel to clean hands before and after play on entry and exit stations
- Only play social tennis of greater than 6 if the activity includes registration, and organised play. This is considered Organised Group Activity
- Refrain from spectating at this time
- Respect Tier Travel Restrictions
Our coaching activity has already been modified to meet LTA guidelines, and will also not be impacted further by the move to Tier 3. Our coaches are keen to see all members back on court so please get in touch with Angela and her team to resume coached activity.
Alongside all other LTA Clubs we are awaiting Full LTA Guidance documents to be made available, and our approach may change accordingly. Until further notice, the Clubhouse can only be accessed to switch floodlights on/off and members must sanitise before and after doing so. Until advised otherwise, the Clubs toilets will remain closed.
Please stay safe, respect HMG guidelines on Hands, Face, Space, and continue to enjoy your tennis.
Wetherby Castlegarth LTC