L.T.A. Guidance as from 14th September 2020
The LTA has isssued new guidance with effect from the 14th September which allows tennis clubs to allow more than 6 people to be in attendance provided that attendance is managed. This does allow for the league fixtures, Sunday morning and Friday afternoon Ladies social session to go ahead in line with an ‘event delivery plan’ which ensures all Covid -19 guidance is adhered to and the club has those plans in place.
Outside of the ‘events’ mentioned, no more than 6 people should attend as a group for informal social tennis.
Members should read the amended gudiance via the link on this page, especially in view of the recent rise in Covid -19 infections.
NHS Test and Trace
As a result of the LTA’s guidelines the club, as a Registered venue, had to introduce an NHS Test and Trace system. This is not optional. Other guidance on safety and hygiene remain in force.
1. Pre- attendance sympton check
Anyone attending a venue (including players, coaches, staff and any other visitors), should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home. No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19, currently recognised as any of the following:-
· A high temperature,
· A new, continuous cough,
· A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
2. NHS TEST & TRACE
To support NHS Test and Trace, venues have to keep a temporary record of all those on site for 21 days, in a way that is manageable, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.
Therefore, as from Tuesday 21st July 2020 members must inform Sandra Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org or by text on 07870 768895) each time they play, the day that they played, who they played with and the arrival time.
The committee has decided that for the immediate future there should be no guest players at the club. This will simplify our collection of information to just that of members only.
Players are asked to be patient with venues and coaches as they take the necessary time to safely implement the guidelines in a way appropriate for their own circumstances.
Please be aware that members will be informed as soon as possible as to how these changes will affect the club’s activities. This site will be updated when there is any change. There is no booking system in place. Players should arrange play with other members.
Welcome to the new website of Ridgeway Tennis Club.
This new site brings a fresh, more modern look to our website. It is easier to navigate around than the previous one which has served us well since 2008. The information is all relevant and will be added to whenever necessary.
I would like to thank two people for their help in developing this. Firstly, to Peter Mason, who has done all the work on the background structure, the setting up of the site and transferring some of the basic information about the club and its history from the old site. Secondly to Lindy Payling who works for Purplefish Creative Artwork who has kindly done the design of the club logo at the top of the site and the creative deisgn on the various posters etc you will see on this site, on the club’s Facebook page and club noticeboards. I hope you like all these smart and eye-catching designs too. I have completed all the other information on the site.