Our Rules

 The Club

TWLTC will maintain an accurate record of who is playing and when. Changes have been made to our booking system requiring you to enter the name(s) of all people with whom you are playing. You will be prompted when making your booking and will not be able to complete the booking without the inclusion of this information. This must be carried out for coaching sessions as well, and in the case that a parent/guardian is present in the club, that must also be recorded. This will help with contact tracing if necessary.

Non-members will not currently be able to attend the Club for coaching purposes.

The Club will inform all members of the Covid-19 guidelines as they are updated and will insist on full cooperation. This information will be emailed to all our members and will be displayed on our website. We ask all members to update their contact details with us immediately if they may be out of date in case they are required for tracing. You can do this through admin@twltc.co.uk. The Club will continue to listen to the latest changes and updates provided by the Government and LTA and adjust these protocols accordingly.

We have re-introduced social tennis and team practice on a very limited basis. All social tennis and team practice sessions must be booked in advance on our website and you attend in accordance with the rules in place for the sessions. We will be hosting both organised social tennis and team practice for a maximum of 20 players.

You can also get in touch with other members here. Click “member search”.

Members using the courts must:

  • Not have been out of the country in the last 14 days.
  • Not have been around someone with symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Not be in a period of self-isolation under the current government guidance.
  • Not be displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have a pre-reserved playing time.

Booking and Arrival

Members must book a court time in advance using the court booking system via the websitePLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL PLAYERS ARE INCLUDED ON THE BOOKING. Ample car parking spaces are available, and members must ensure that social distancing is adhered to at all times, even in such areas. If players must park next to another car, they should wait for the other person to exit or enter before doing so themselves. Members are also encouraged to walk or cycle to the Club where possible.

  • Members should arrive at the courts no more than five minutes prior to the reserved playing time. It is important that players maintain social distancing and wait in their car or away from other members.
  • Members should stand back away from the gate entry system by at least two metres if another member has approached the gate.
  • Members should observe social distancing at all times and resist the temptation to socialise.
  • Members should sanitise their hands at every opportunity possible and are asked to provide their own sanitiser.
  • Members should head straight to their designated court.

 

The Courts

All courts are available.  Courts 11-13 are prioritised for coaching. Courts can be booked seven days in advance as opposed to the previous 14.

Players should enter the courts one at a time. It is more important than ever that you cancel your court as early as possible if it is not required to enable it to be used by another member.

The hitting walls on Court 13 are available between the times of Monday to Friday: 9.30-19.00 and Saturday and Sunday: 9.30 to 14.00. You will still need to book court 13 with another member named in the booking.

Membership

Any member(s) not following these rules will be asked to leave and your booking will be cancelled. Breaches of these rules may result in your membership being revoked or suspended. Only those playing are permitted on court. There should be no spectators present. Parents supervising children should be limited to one and, unless playing, they should observe social distancing.

 On Court Play

Physical distancing should be observed throughout the period of play. Members must refrain from handshakes and high fives. Equipment such as towels, rackets, food, and drink must not be exchanged between members. Members should avoid touching their face after handling a ball, racket, or other equipment. Members should bring their own hand sanitiser and use frequently whilst playing.

If a member has an accident of any kind, they are required to complete an accident form which can be found on our website and send it to us by email within two days of the accident occurring. A first aid kit is available in the foyer for member use when the clubhouse is open.

Coaching

TWLTC has allocated coaching slots on courts 11-13 which our coaches will adhere to. These slots will be booked on an as needed basis by the coaches. If the courts are not booked out by coaches 24 hours prior to the date of play, booking slots will be made available to members. Only contracted TWLTC coaches are permitted to coach members on these courts. Please note:

  • Payment to coaches must be made by bank transfer and not cash.
  • Coaches should brief their students and/or their parents of the protocols that must be followed in advance of the session.
  • Coaching will only be provided to members.
  • Once the coaching session has finished members should leave the premises promptly, sanitising their hands.

Buddy hitting is also available at a price of £12 per hour. Please see our website for contact details. All coaches and buddy hitters have completed a Covid-19 Health Screening Questionnaire and signed up to the LTA Covid-19 coaching protocol.

 Exiting the Club

Once play has finished players should leave the Club or premises promptly. You may use the benches outside the clubhouse at your own risk and provided social distancing is observed. If a member becomes unwell after playing, they are encouraged to contact the member with whom they were playing and the club.

Thank you in again for your cooperation.