May 14, 2020


Level 2 Update

The Committee has met and discussed how we can progress through Level 2 in the safest possible way. We have decided that we do not want to rush any decisions and in the interest of the tennis and wider community, it is strongly felt that we will “play it safe” and do the progression slowly.

With this in mind the following plan will be put in place from midday today, Thursday14th May.

All courts will be open from 8 am to 9pm for play.

The net posts, gate and benches will be sanitised regularly (with a 30-day surface antibacterial product) and there will be onsite hand sanitiser available. We urge you to make use of it.

The booking system (Pay2Play) will apply at ALL times and there will be NO walk-in play. You must pre- book if you wish to play (you will all have received login & password details for Pay2Play).

The booking system will allow bookings of 1 hour minimum and 2 hours max in 30-minute increments at any given time, and with a minimum 6-hour period in between bookings.

The booking system will be the Contact Tracing tool, so all players attending must be listed when you book. If you cannot do this, there will be paper work available to fill in the details of those playing who are not listed on the booking system, this must be filled in PRIOR to commencement of play – please bring your own pen to do this.

There will be no supervisor on duty, but Committee members will drop in regularly to check in.

Mid-Week Club days on a Wed 9am to 11 am and a Thursday 9am to 11am, may proceed from 20TH May, and all participants must sign the paper work on arrival. Players will be kept in bubbles of up to 10 people for the morning and they will only play and socialise within this bubble during the session.There will be, as usual be a duty member at these club days.

We expect larger numbers for the Saturday afternoon winter club sessions and, therefore, require more time to organise the procedure. These will commence at the end of May.

The Clubhouse will remain closed until the end of May, apart from the Midweek Club days whereby the toilets may be used if necessary. The inside of the clubhouse will be fully sanitized over the next couple of days.

Private coaching will commence next week. Once we have worked through the safest scenarios, we will look at commencing Squads and Winter training groups. More information will follow.

We ask that all our members take responsibility in keeping themselves and others safe and that no gatherings form within the club of more than 10 people at one time. Please also take note of other rules to be adhered to:

If you are unwell or someone in your household is unwell, please stay away

NO SPECTATORS, players only at the courts at all times

Bring your own water bottles and equipment and take them with you when you leave

Keep your distance where possible.

Notify the club immediately if you become unwell.

Thank you for your cooperation during level 3 which worked very successfully and without incident.

Let’s all continue to make this work safely.

BBTC Committee