LTA statement 1st July 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 23 June and the subsequent updated guidance published by the Government on 30 June 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.
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:
While there are no significant changes to the core aspects of the guidelines, there are a number of updates venues, coaches and players should familiarise themselves with, including the relaxation of some of the previous precautionary measures, as well as new opportunities such as the reopening of clubhouses and bars from 4 July. However, the maximum size of groups will remain at no more than six people, and indoor changing facilities and sports courts should remain closed.
The LTA remains in continued dialogue with Government, and we anticipate larger groups being permitted and indoor tennis courts being able to reopen as restrictions are further eased. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has indicated that subject to public health, it is the Government’s aspiration to reopen indoor gyms and leisure facilities in mid-July.
We will share further updates with regards to the easing of restrictions as decisions are made, and ask that until that time venues and players remain patient and follow the guidelines that are in place.
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 normal club activities such as social nights. coaching and match tennis are all still suspended for the time being. 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.