Following further guidance from the Government and the LTA, we will be implementing changes at the Club in line with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The key change which takes effect from 1st June, is that players are now able to play doubles with those outside of their own household. Please can we ask you to read the updated guidance for players provided by the LTA, before booking a court. Click here to view.
Group and individual coaching is also available following the Government guidelines. Groups should be no more than 5 players. These sessions can be booked by contacting the head coach whose details can be found here.
Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday we are delighted to announce that we are able to re-open the tennis courts as from Thursday 14th May. However this will strictly limited to the Government guidelines most importantly that there should be only two people per court other than players from the same household. Courts must be booked in advance using the club's booking facility which can be found here. A complete set of guidelines can be found here
Our April newsletter which includes new on membership and a quiz can be found here.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday evening (23 March), we will unfortunately now also be closing the tennis courts from any use. We are following advice from the Government which states the closure of 'communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms'.
We really appreciate all of the continued support from our members and players at Denmead Tennis Club. As you will be aware, membership renewals are due on 1st April and therefore the committee will postpone renewals until members are able to use the courts again.
We will of course continue to communicate with you via email and our social media channels.
Thanks again & take care.
Denmead Tennis Club
Following the Government's announcement on Friday 20 March we have suspended all group mix-in and coaching activities. Court booking and 1:1 and 1:2 coaching will still be available but the clubhouse will be out of bounds. A newsletter has been sent to all members and can be read here
The following is an extract from a newsletter sent to all members:-
'Following guidance from the Government and the LTA, we have been specifically advised that tennis is in fact one of the best examples of social distancing in practice, and so should be encouraged as long as the guidance permits. Tennis is also specifically identified as currently being a sport that is OK to play....'
Therefore we will continue with current activities albeit with adequate precautions as is outlined in the newsletter which can be read here
There will be a committee meeting on Monday 23rd March and a further update will appear then.
A copy of our January Newsletter can be found by clicking here
Tom Blanchard has won our Young Player of the Year for 2019. Tom has had an outstanding year making several appearances for the Mens A team at the age of 16. He also successfully completed his Level 1 coaching course this year. The decision to give him the award was unanimous among the club committee. Tom was presented with the award by Club Captain Aaronn Blackman. In the photo is Aaronn, Tom and Club Coach Alan Redman
At Denmead we have been proud of our informal junior schedule which allows players to pay and play and thus not committing them to a termly fee. However we recognise that some parents would prefer to pay by the term so we are introducing an option whereby parents can pay for a 6 week course up front. However, we will still retain the pay and play option which can either be cash on the day or online.
Today we held our Junior Christmas Party which was attended by nearly 40 juniors which was a mixture of tennis and festive fun. There were 12 Tennis Leaders there to help. Much food was scoffed and every child went away with a goody bag. The Leaders also took away a goody bag each. thanks to the coaches for helping make this a successful event