Tennis is back with Rules Updated 18th July

Melton’s Hamilton Tennis Club is up and running with lots of players seen on court throughout recent weeks. Government and LTA guidance is continuing to be observed and followed.

Club chairman Gordon Hughes said:  “We have conducted and completed a risk assessment and taken actions as required.”

“Our absolute goal is to ensure all players stay safe within our environment and do not pass any infections on to fellow members. We are taking guidance from from the Government and the Lawn Tennis Association.”

Club members and “Pay to Play” non-tennis members are now able to play both singles and doubles with players from mixed households, and now all six courts are open for play. The clubhouse is currently open, but with restricted days and times, however the toilets are open for tennis players during the day.

Now is a great time to join the club, as tennis is one of the sports Government is allowing people to play. Tennis is a great sport, particularly now summer is here, and its easy to maintain social distance. As always, we welcome new members and also non-members who just want to hire our courts for occasional play. If you’re looking to get more active again, Hamilton is the place to be, with singles and doubles ladders set up for members wanting more competitive play. Individual coaching is also provided .

To keep you all safe personal care will apply, as follows: –

  • Respect social distancing whilst walking from the car park area to the courts
  • Bring your own named balls. If you require any balls, please let us know and we will make arrangements to sell you a tube of balls.
  • Please remove your tube and balls from the court when you have finished playing.
  • Maintain one metre’s distance from your partner during play unless from the same household.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser, where supplied
  • Please respect your playing time booked
  • Avoid touching the surround metal fencing
  • Please do not adjust the nets and do not touch the net posts. Winders will be removed
  • You should not share rackets.
  • You can change ends, but must use different net side posts
  • Players should try to keep a minimum of 2 metres apart if stopping to talk. This should be for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • There should be no physical contact between players from different households.
  • It is recommended that players should avoid touching their faces.
  • If a player sneezes, they should do so into a tissue, dispose of it and sanitise their hands, as soon as is possible.
  • Please ensure you do not leave any equipment or rubbish on the premises.

At times when the main club house is closed, toilets will be open but no food or drinks will be available. A first aid and sanitiser station has been set up adjacent to the defibrillator unit.

For more information about the club and becoming a member, go to www.hamiltontennisclub.co.uk or visit the club’s Facebook page.                      

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