COVID COACHING UPDATE
We have some exciting news... we are restarting our group coaching programme from Monday 3rd August!!
Since the recent update from the LTA, we are able to run coaching sessions for up to 5 adult players in a group and up to 15 children (although we will be capping sessions at 8). We have been very busy planning a safe return, which will include some different measures to what you may be used to, but will ensure that everyone involved can play safely.
Players must always follow the club's guidelines (FOUND HERE).
- If you, or anyone in your household, have symptoms, you must not visit the club.
- Players must wash their hands before and after play.
- Maintain physical distancing.
Some of the additional changes that we have put in place:
- There will be NO PAY & PLAY for junior players.
Knowing who is coming to our sessions is even more important than before. Previously, around 80% of our juniors paid for their sessions via direct debit. Moving forward, ALL JUNIORS WILL PAY VIA DIRECT DEBIT. If you already had a direct debit set up, your spaces are secure, I will be sending you another email over the coming days with more information. If you would like your child to play but have not set up a direct debit, please CLICK HERE , complete the form and we will get back to you.
- All adult sessions will be booked and paid for in advance
Again, we need to know exactly how many players are attending and also, who they are. Bookings will be able to be made 1 week before the session (we will be sharing the link with you on Monday 27th July on here and through our social media channels and emails).
- Adult sessions will run for 60 minutes rather than 90
As we are only able to see 5 players per session, lots of players will be missing out on coaching, so we have decreased the length of all sessions to increase the amount of sessions we offer. While the restrictions remain, the cost will remain the same as it was, however, once we are able to increase the capacities, we will be able to drop the prices.
- Reduced break
We usually break for 2 weeks at the end of the summer holidays. This year, we have decided to push this later and reduce it to 1 week to avoid disruption to the shorter block of coaching. This year we will break from Monday 14th September - Sunday 20th September.
- Parents Spectating
We are finalising our plan for how parents watch their children. We need to ensure that physical distancing is in place of court as well as on court. We will update you on this within the next email that comes out with the direct debit information. Remember to complete the form through the link above if you have not yet set one up.
Players will not be sharing rackets or other equipment other than the tennis balls. Guidance has been released from the LTA saying that sharing tennis balls is now ok as long as players wash their hands before and after play and avoid touching their face. We would encourage players to bring a glove for your non-hitting hand to handle tennis balls.
We would like to thank you all for your ongoing support, we have been inundated with nice messages from you all and we know how much you've missed playing tennis. We hope that you're as excited as we are to get back to coaching.
Keep your eyes peeled for more info over the next couple of days!
The Avenue Tennis