Coronavirus Information

We are pleased to confirm the club is open to members who may use the club facilities providing they adopt social distancing measures as directed by the LTA, details of such guidance can be found HERE

Please refer queries to any member of the committee via info@woldinghamtennisclub.co.uk or 01883 708 637​​​​​​


24th March 2020 (PM)

Dear Member

I refer to this mornings email.

I regret that Surrey Tennis has this evening advised that we need to close our tennis courts.

The LTA has now advised ( via FaceBook ) that venues should close and all local clubs ( including Reigate, Redhill and Limpsfield ) have closed so we really have no option.

I will email immediately the position changes. In the interim, this mornings membership fee arrangement now comes immediately into play.

I am sorry we couldn’t keep the courts open

Best Wishes

Malcolm Henke

Chairman


24th March 2020 (AM)

Dear Member,
 
Following last nights speech by the Prime Minister, the committee has liaised this morning to formulate a plan that will enable our club to weather this current storm and remain available to members once a return to normality is with us.
 
Points of concern :

Play

The Government has indicated that 1 form of exercise alone or with family members, with appropriate social distancing, is allowed. The LTA is currently updating their venue advice as to whether clubs with outside courts are allowed to remain open and as soon as that advice is available I will write again. In the interim the Courts remain open for single players (the Wall and/and the ball machine) to exercise and for families providing advised social distancing is adopted.
 
Membership
 
The Clubs membership falls due on the 1st April. Many members pay before that date or within days of it. We are extremely grateful to those that have already paid. At present, though we are understandably substantially down on renewals. As all members will appreciate the club has standing costs (Rent, Electricity, LTA fees and some maintenance etc.) which are incurred regardless of play. Without on-going fees, the club will quickly fall into debt and may fail.
 
In these difficult times, we ask all members to support the club by rejoining. To recognise such support I am pleased to confirm that the committee has agreed on a change in membership terms for this year as below:
 
New Terms

Any member renewing membership by the 15th April 2020 will receive an invitation to membership fee for next year ( 2021/22) which will be calculated on a full pro-rata basis (whilst lock own is in force) In other words if we are locked down for 3 months members who renew before the 15/4 will pay just 9/12ths of the 2021/22 fees.
 
No other pro-rata offers will be in place for 2020/21 or 2021/22.
 
We hope that sufficient members will support this initiative to keep the club going. We will, however, review on a regular basis and may have to introduce other measures in the event that too few members are able to support the club.
 
Best wishes
 
Malcolm Henke
Chairman

 


23rd March 2020 

Dear Member,
 
Following Government and LTA advice the club remains open for members to play tennis whilst adopting recommended social distancing and advice (see www.gov.uk) including regular hand washing and remaining at least 2 metres away from each other.
 
The clubhouse provides access to a toilet, washbasin and tennis equipment and remains open for that purpose only. Please avoid staying within the clubhouse longer than necessary, meeting in groups or using the kitchen facilities at this time.
 
Hopefully, if we all comply with Government advice we can return to normal as soon as possible.
 
Whilst writing can I take this opportunity to remind all members that the membership fees for 2020/21 fall due on the 1st April. We are a small village club and simply will not survive unless our members support us through these difficult times.
 
Membership can be renewed via this LINK.
 
Many thanks and keep safe
 
Malcolm Henke
Chairman


18th March 2020 

Dear Members,

Further to my recent note in respect of coronavirus, I now write to update all members of the clubs current position.

I regret that following Government and LTA advice we have now had to take the decision to suspend with immediate effect all group lessons and clubs. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for many but rest assured we will reinstate as soon as possible.

The tennis club remains fully open. Members remain free to play with other members or to arrange one to one coaching with a member of our coaching team (all of whom have supported this decision) We do however support Government advice to keep distance between players and to restrict the use of the clubhouse wherever possible.

We hope that we can all still enjoy our sport - one of the few sports  where we can play whilst at the same time allowing space between ourselves and our opponents 

Finally, you will be pleased to hear that our windows should be replaced on Wednesday 25th  March.

Best

Malcolm Henke
Chairman


13th March 2020 

Dear Member
 
We are a small members club without the resource to implement a full programme of advice and action required to deal with a potential outbreak of Coronavirus.
 
In the circumstances we simply ask all members to be aware of and comply with, the advice provided by Public Health England particularly in relation to hand washing and, if appropriate self-isolation.
 
Many thanks
 
Malcolm Henke
Chairman


 

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