LTA statement 13th July 2020
Introduction of NHS Test and Trace
As a result of the LTA’s guidelines the club, as a Registered venue, has 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 (email@example.com 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.
LTA Guidance 13th July 2020
Following updated guidance published by the Government for the phased return of sport and recreation, the LTA has worked to develop an updated set of practical guidelines for venues, coaches and players. Key additions and updates to the guidelines have been clearly marked on the pdfs, including what dates they apply from where applicable.
Groups of up to 15 children are now possible for junior coaching, in line with updated guidance from Government on out of school settings. Adult group coaching remains limited to groups of 6. Updated guidance from Government also now means that clubs and venues can now host larger groups for outdoor sport and physical activity participation events such as club nights and competitions, as long as they follow guidance to ensure they are COVID-19 secure.
These guidelines apply to both tennis and padel, and outline adaptations and considerations so that tennis and associated activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They include measures to maintain hygiene and minimise unnecessary interactions with others.
These guidelines apply to England only, and have been produced to help venues, coaches and players operate in line with the Government guidance. The full guidelines can be downloaded below – please ensure you read the relevant guidelines in full:
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.