Book a Court

Members Court Booking – Terms and Conditions “Rules”

Note – These points are in relation to playing tennis with members of your household or with 1 other person. We will continue to review and update these guidelines to reflect any changes in advice from the government/LTA. We will continually assess these guidelines to ensure that they are working in the best interests of the majority of members.

General points

  1. Play is only allowed between members of the same household or 1 other club member. Could we please ask that no guests are being brought to play on the courts at this time.
  2. Maximum number of people on any one court is 4 for household games and 2 otherwise
  3. Play will begin at 09:00 daily and will continue until 21:00 or the end of natural daylight, whichever occurs first.
  4. The shed remains off limits for everyone but the person(s) in charge of maintenance.
  5. All court furnishings have been removed, so there will be no benches, brushes, bins, net winders etc to remove any unnecessary surface for contamination.
  6. A new court booking system will be in place accessible via our website (below) or directly via Members will have been emailed an invite to use the system together with club & membership updates information to.
  7. Booking a court is open to all members age 16+. Each member is allowed to book no more than 3 sessions in any seven day period and no more than 1 session per day
  8. For family memberships, each member of 16 years or older can access the booking system on their own email address.
  9. The booking system is not actively managed but will be reviewed to ensure that members adhere to the guidelines for use. The committee will review court usage patterns weekly and make changes as necessary
  10. Bookings can only be made for 7 days in advance and not beyond.
  11. All players are expected to follow the Government guidance on periods of isolation if they or members of their household have symptoms of COVID-19 and should not attempt to play during the applicable period
  12. There should be no spectators in attendance
  13. Members should not arrive at the club until 5 minutes before their playing session starts. If you arrive early please remain in the car park.

 Members play and coaching

  1. Courts can be booked for 1 hour sessions. The booking system automatically adds a 15 minute buffer period after each session to allow for safe exit and entrance of players. Please do not abuse these 15 minutes for additional playtime!
  2. All 3 courts are in operation, but depending on how the first few sessions run, the Committee reserves the right to close the middle court to aid social distancing.
  3. A household should not book & use more than 1 court at any time. Families are encouraged to play together where possible
  4. Members cannot book consecutive sessions.
  5. No coaching will be taking place until further notice.

On court

  1. All entry to and exit from the club [grounds] must be via the Cricket Club entrance. To ensure resident’s safety, access from Beesly Green across the private drives will remain closed.
  2. Players should use their own, marked tennis balls. These should be removed from the court at the end of the session
  3. Players should not leave anything on the court at the end of the session, all water bottles and jackets should be removed. Players MUST check the court is clear before they leave
  4. Players should not touch balls from another court with their hands. They should be kicked or hit back
  5. Players should not change ends
  6. Please respect social distancing during play when close to the net and when veering wide towards other courts
  7. Last players on court should ensure that the courts are locked, please ensure that you use gloves or clean your hands after touching the locks
  8. Members should have their own hand sanitiser which should be used regularly during and after play. Washing facilities will not be provided by the club

Fair usage

To make sure courts are accessible for all members, please do not abuse the system. The intention of the current system is that each member can only play 1 hour per day, three times in a seven-day period.

The committee will continue to review play and booking patterns and tweak the system accordingly.

We also reserve the right to temporarily suspend booking and play privileges, terminate membership or even suspend play play entirely and lockdown the courts again if members are found to flout these rules.

Once you have paid your 2020 subs you will get an email confirming your login to the court bookings system. Scroll down and press the big green button to get started