RETURN TO MANAGED PLAY

 

The Clubhouse will remain closed until further notice.

 

Club nights remain suspended although individuals can make their own arrangements to play, subject to the following rules. 

USE OF COURTS
  • A maximum of 6 players on the top two courts - so a doubles & a singles
  • 4 further players can use court 3

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles​

  • Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)

  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)

  • Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net

  • Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it

  • For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player takes the shot if a ball travels to the centre of the court

 

EQUIPMENT & SURROUNDINGS

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before going to the courts and when you get home.  In addition take hand sanitizer with you

  • Use your own equipment only and wipe down before and after use

  • Avoid touching your face

  • Bring a full water bottle and do not share with others

  • Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked with your initials

  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. Use gloves.

  • If waiting to play stand outside the court, on the field and clear of the gates; maintain distance

  • If other players are waiting to play, games should be limited to 30 minutes

 

IMPORTANT

Do not leave your home to play tennis if Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of COVID-19, or you are in the most vulnerable category and have been advised to shield.

Full LTA guidelines

Middleton Cheney Tennis Club

 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2PF