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Court18 – COVID-19 Update

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Hi tennis parents

Dan & Alex from Court18 would like to inform you we are Keeping positive and carrying on with Tennis at Gerrards cross tennis club – bull lane with your health and safety a priority

We just wanted to touch base to say that all coaching sessions will carry on as scheduled. The latest advice from the LTA can be found on their website via this link which is regularly being updated and of course as we are taking heed of all government advice.

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we will be taking some further precautions to ensure children and parents’ safety at lessons and during drop-off and pickup and would very much appreciate your help in this.

Coaches will request all children wash their hands as soon as they arrive on site/directly before their sessions and immediately after.
Coaches will be encouraging (but perhaps not always able to enforce) a level of social distancing during sessions – a ‘two racket length distance’ between each other when and where possible.
We are strongly recommending no physical contact between players and between players and coaches such as high fives and handshakes.
We request players bring in minimal equipment as and where possible – rackets plus water bottle (leaving big bags etc at home).
Use of cones/markers/throw down lines during tennis sessions will be minimised and handled by coaches only.

Any coach showing any sign of being unwell will stand down from coaching for a period of time until fully fit.
Likewise any child showing signs of being unwell will be stood down from a session – parents please don’t bring a poorly child to training, particularly if they have a cough/temperature.
All left water-bottles will be thrown away immediately after sessions so take them home please.
Our tennis club will be disinfecting all door handles, table surfaces etc in the clubhouse/changing and toilet areas on a frequent basis.

In the midst of what is a difficult time lets continue to use our sport to keep our health and spirits up!
Many thanks indeed,

Dan & Alex , Directors of Court18 tennis