WLTSC are delighted to report that several outdoor tennis courts have re-opened in line with government and LTA guidance connected with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The club has been closed completely since the lockdown was enforced on March 23rd, but now, almost two months on, outdoor tennis can be played in line with the changed policy on exercise.

There are however restrictions in place which must be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of all players.

Singles and one-to-one coaching will be permitted, with doubles only allowed for members of the same household due to the need for social distancing.

Available courts must be booked in advance via the My Courts system, with all names of players required.

All the club’s indoor facilities including squash courts, gyms, changing rooms, bar and restaurant will remain closed, as are the indoor tennis courts, although the foyer area to the indoor courts will remain open to allow access to hand washing and toilet facilities.

Members are urged not to spend time at the club beyond their tennis court booking to ensure the safety of everyone.

The new guidelines also allow for personal training sessions to take place outside on an individual basis and members should contact the Energize team directly with any questions relating to the booking of sessions.  The popular online exercise classes which started up following lockdown will continue as normal.

Members playing tennis are urged to read the instructions which have been put up by the courts and to make regular use of the hand sanitiser.

The club looks forward to seeing members enjoying their tennis again with this small but significant step, and urges everyone to follow the new guidelines to protect the wellbeing and safety of everyone involved.