CORONA VIRUS CLUB RULES & GOVERMENT GUIDELINES

 

Please read the following Club Rules and Government Guidelines prior to booking and playing on court.

These guidelines may change  in accordance with Government guidelines.

 

Safety must come first

Courts are now open, (with exception to the centre court), although you are not allowed to enter the clubhouse unless in an emergency to access the first aid kit, please respect this rule.

Singles only unless all four for doubles from one household.

 

You will need to book your court time by telephone at least the day before you want to play if possible. There will be a ten minute intervals between end of one booking and start of the next.  

BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible)

COURT BOOKINGS

  • Ensure you have booked a court in advance.

EQUIPMENT 

  • Take hand sanitizer with you

  • Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as rackets, grips, hats and towels)

  • Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play

  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use

  • Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others

  • Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)

  • Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court

 

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE COURT

  • Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there 

  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can use gloves /hand sanitiser if not

  • Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates.

  • Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players

  • Arrive changed and ready to play. 

  • Do not congregate after playing.

  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place 

DURING PLAY COURT LIMITS

  • Maximum of two people per court (singles play only). Players can be from different households.

  • The only exception to the above is where a group of four players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING 

  • Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)

  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)

  • Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net.

  • Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it.

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES

  • Use your own clearly marked tennis balls

  • Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours - use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court

  • Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles or court sweepers where possible.

  • Be aware that onsite toilet facilities may not be open. If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.

  • Avoid touching your face.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Dulverton Tennis Club

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