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BCP moves into Tier 4

December 30th, 2020|

As you may already be aware, the BCP area moves into Tier 4 restrictions from midnight tonight (Wednesday 30th December).

Consequently, only the following activities can take place at Southbourne Tennis Club:

1) singles tennis between different or the same households

2) doubles tennis from the same household

3) one-to-one coaching

4) under 18 coaching

5) disabled coaching

6) competitions for under 18 & disabled players

All adult club sessions and group coaching are cancelled.

We will monitor the government restrictions and return to our current level of tennis as soon as conditions allow.

In the meantime, the committee would like to wish all our members, coaches and supporters a happy and safe New Year and hope that we will see you on court as soon as possible in 2021

Best wishes

David Bull

Adult sessions

December 19th, 2020|

We are hoping that you are once again enjoying being able to play tennis in the organised sessions. Can we please remind you that you MUST sign up online  (by the day before) for any session which you would like to play in. We have had incidences when far more people have been at the club than should be, and this puts us at a higher risk of exposure to the  virus. Very shortly we are hoping that we will be able to make a list available to session supervisors of those who have signed up, which means we can control numbers properly.

Can I also remind you that the Clubhouse is only open for the use of the toilets, and if you do use them, can you please remember to wipe down any surfaces you may have touched.

Wishing you an enjoyable, safe and peaceful Christmas.

With best wishes

STC committee

Reopening of club from Wed 2nd December

November 26th, 2020|

As you may now have heard, the government has announced that grassroots sport can restart at the end of lockdown on Wednesday 2nd December.
This will allow us to reopen the club under the same restrictions as were previously in place before Lockdown 2.0.
A reminder of the restrictions are given below.
1) all courts must be booked on Clubspark in advance to enable Track & Trace if required
2) all adult participants in club sessions must book a place on Clubspark. A volunteer will be on hand to provide balls, hand sanitiser, etc.
3) all adult (1-1 and small group) and junior coaching sessions will restart
4) please maintain a 2m social distance at all times where possible
5) please arrive 5 minutes before your booked time and minimise congregating with other players (the “Rule of 6” applies)
6) please use hand sanitiser before and after your session
7) please leave promptly after your session has ended (the “Rule of 6” applies)
8) parents/guardians (one per player) waiting for juniors should maintain a 2m distance and not congregate in groups (the “Rule of 6” applies)
9) the club house will remain closed except for use of the toilets so please bring your own drinks
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you back to playing tennis.
We will continue to monitor government regulations with a view to increasing/relaxing these conditions as appropriate.
Best wishes.
David Bull

Lockdown 2.0

November 3rd, 2020|

Dear Southbourne Tennis Club Member

As you will now be aware, the government has imposed a state of lockdown until early December.

We had hoped that certain aspects of tennis would be exempt from the lockdown but this does not appear to be the case.

Southbourne Tennis Club will be completely closed from midnight on Wednesday 4th November until further notice.

Please do not attend the club until we inform you that the club has reopened.

We will monitor the ongoing situation and plan to reopen the club at the earliest opportunity.

Best wishes

David Bull
Chairman, Southbourne Tennis Club

Coaching programme update 25th Feb 2021I hope you are keeping safe and well. I also hope you have all seen the good news that tennis can resume from Monday 29th March, subject to confirmation from the LTA. We are planning to resume all groups from that date and run over the Easter break apart from on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.An email has gone out today to all Adults and Children registered on the coaching programme with more relevant information. If you haven't received it please let Dave know by email or text 07812676761. ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s been a while and we hope you are all well but finally exciting news that tennis can get back on 29th March. Put the date in your diary’s now. Further info on sessions, court bookings and coaching to follow. Please be patient whilst we get more info and sort out arrangements for the clubs reopening. ... See MoreSee Less
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For all those missing their tennis why not join the LTA for Free, live, online tennis coaching! 10am every Saturday throughout February, starting todayDon't have a racket or tennis balls? You can still join in! Master Club Coach Matt Smith has more details 👇🏼 Enjoy ... See MoreSee Less
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