You will all be aware that the Government has relaxed the lockdown requirements to allow us to exercise with up to one person from outside our household subject to social distancing being maintained. This means we can play singles, and doubles if all players are from the same household. Therefore we are delighted to announce that from 12 noon on 14 May, courts 1, 3 and 5 are available for use each day from 0900hrs in the morning. Out of consideration for our neighbours the practice wall should not be used. Floodlights will not be available. In the interests of your safety all our buildings will remain closed and must not be used. Anyone wishing to play must book a one or two hour slot in advance, starting on the hour, using the Clubspark booking system and follow the guidelines below. Subject to weather conditions, the courts will be closed again for repainting from 26 May – 3 June 2020.
Please note it is your responsibility to take all the recommended precautions to avoid catching the COVID-19 virus or passing it on to others and if you visit the Club it is at your own risk. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature or a new continuous cough) or you have been in close contact with someone who has, you must stay away from the Club until you have completed self-isolation or have been tested and are all clear.
To book a court you must be an adult member. Juniors under the age of 16 must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times at the Club. Members may bring a guest and the guest fee of £3 should be paid into the Club’s bank account by BACs Sort Code 20-88-13 A/c No. 03184153 Reference Members name and date played. Please remember to cancel any booking you make which is no longer required as soon a possible so the time can be used by others.
Balls will not be provided and each player must bring their own. You should avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours. Balls may be purchased for £5 a tube by arrangement with Sarah Wilson at: email@example.com or Mark Love at firstname.lastname@example.org payment by BACs direct to the Club with the reference name and balls
Your existing membership is valid until 30 June 2020 and we will be sending out renewal letters shortly with details of the revised subscription rates for the rest of the year.
To use the Clubspark court booking system you will find that you need to register with the LTA. Those of you who are not registered will have received an email about this (not to be confused with membership renewal). Here are the steps to follow:
- Google Clubspark Purley Bury and click on the booking link, or click https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/PurleyBuryTennisClub/Booking/BookByDate#?date=2020-05-14&role=guest
- Choose when you want to play
- Log into your LTA account to make the booking
THE GUIDELINES BELOW ARE SET OUT FOR YOUR SAFETY AND WE EXPECT ALL MEMBERS ONSITE TO ADHERE TO THE RULES AT ALL TIMES. BE RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS AND ENJOY YOUR TENNIS
BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible)
Ensure you have booked a court in advance. Slots can be booked for 1 hour or 2 hours and should be booked on the hour from 9am. Should your plans change, please remember to cancel your booking on the system as soon as possible so the time becomes available for others.
Players are asked to leave the court at least 10 minutes before the end of your playing session and players arriving are asked to arrive NOT before your allocated time. If you have problems accessing the PBTC court booking system PLEASE CONTACT Sarah Wilson at: email@example.com
Take hand sanitiser 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 rackets 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 and 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
Please access court 5 via the gate by the car park, and courts 1 and 3 via the gate by the tea room
Arrive changed and ready to play. Shower at home. Do not congregate after playing.
No extra-curricular or social activity should take place
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 racket/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court
Avoid using other equipment such as court-side benches or net handles where possible
All the Club’s buildings are closed and in the interests of your safety must not be used
If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve Avoid touching your face
Your Purley Bury Management Team