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The tennis season runs from the opening day in April through October/November each year. However, this is dependant on the weather. There are two red blaes courts which members help to maintain. We ask that all players wear flat soled shoes as the surface can be easily damaged by shoes with a rough tread. There is no formal dress code.
The playing times are flexible as the courts are available seven days a week. However, due to Covid safety regulations, the Tennis Section uses a tennis WhatsApp group to book time slots for playing on the courts. This is obviously to keep numbers of people playing at a safe level and also operate a Track and Trace system in case of any issues with Covid.
Once the courts are open, a combination lock will be operational on the court gates. Members will be given the code.
Due to the required booking system and the necessary safety measures, the courts are currently available to adult members only. Hopefully, this can be reviewed soon so that Junior members can also play. At present, there is unfortunately, no coaching practice.
Even though there are Covid regulations in place, new members are always welcome. To keep everyone safe, please see the club's Covid Officer's safety information about bringing your own equipment, your own water bottle and the use of hand sanitisers and wipes.
PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON
Saturday 7 August
The Tennis Section arranged a wee tournament for members which turned into a very successful day, despite the damp conditions.
The event was 'sponsored' by Margaret and Duncan Lauder who donated prizes of tennis balls. The ladies provided a great spread of home-baking and a good time was had by all, as can be seen in the pic of the winners & runners up.
Thanks to the organisers.
TENNIS SECTION GUIDELINES FROM KATHRYN ROSS - COVID OFFICER
Remember we all have a responsibility to look after ourselves and other Members.
Signs will be up to remind Members what we need to do.
Guidelines until further notice are:
Book a time slot on Whats App (to be added to the group
please contact the Club). The COVID Officer needs to keep
a written record for track and trace. The COVID Officer
will contact you for your information. Please note with
the Data Protection Rules if you have any concerns about
sharing your personal information please contact the
COVID Officer. The Register is kept for 21 days and then
All of the above are subject to change. You must continue to follow the Physical Distance Guideline
Signs will be displayed at Tennis Pavilion and Clubhouse to remind Members what we need to do.
COVID Officer for the Club is Kat Ross. Contact No. 0775 763 6529 email: CovidOfficer@innellanbowlingandtennisclub.org.uk
TENNIS NEWS APRIL 2021
Hopefuly, the tennis courts will be up and running soon once the yearly court preparation is done. This involves clearing moss, relaying lines lifted by frost, and building up and rolling the blaes.
Unfortunately court 2 was problematic this year but with members help we've been able to work our way through it. We've been lucky to be awarded a £900 grant from the Burnamakiman Hydro Scheme 2021 and part of this grant has been spent on replacement tennis net posts for court 2. These are in the process of being cemented in - once this is done the courts should be playable.
Information about this will be given out on the tennis WhatsApp group. Like last year, the WhatsApp group will be used for booking time slots on the courts. This is important so a record can be kept for Track and Trace purposes caused by any Covid issues but also for keeping the number of players on the courts to a safe number. Again, like last year, there will be a combination lock on the gate to the courts once they are ready and safe for play - members will obviously be given the code for entry.
Hopefully, we'll have a good summer and be able to play frequently and safely! Remember to check out all the Covid information that Kat, our Covid Officer, has placed about the courts.
Ongoing information will be put on the tennis WhatsApp group.
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