The Government has announced that parts of Hampshire will move into Tier 3 from 19th December. As Denmead will remain in Tier 2 all of our coaching sessions and club activity will continue as it has been. If you live in a Tier 2 area then you are able to continue to attend Club Sessions, Coaching (both juniors and adults) and booking courts with groups of no more than 6.
However, for those that live in a Tier 3 area (eg Havant), unfortunately it is advised that you do not travel into or out of a tier 3 area, including for playing tennis, unless this is necessary to enable individual exercise (or exercise for people from the same household or support bubble). This therefore means that those in a Tier 3 area should not attend organised Club Sessions or Adult Coaching. The current LTA guidance does permit U18s to continue participating in organised coaching sessions, so your children can continue to attend Alan's group coaching.
If there is anything you're unsure on we'd recommend reading the LTA Guidance for Players (sub-heading 'Travel').
Following the announcement that England will return to a system of tiered restrictions effective from 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December once the current lockdown period ends, the governing body (LTA) has been in discussions with the Government to establish what the new restrictions mean for tennis. Denmead has been placed into Tier 2 on the Government tier system. This will mean the following:
Social play (singles and doubles) and coaching (1-1 and group) are all permitted although there are restrictions on group sizes for coaching. The Government's rule of 6 will apply and socialising before and after group activities is not allowed. Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
We are delighted to announce the installation of a new court booking system which will allow members and no members to to book courts on an ad hoc basis with floodlight use without requiring access to the clubhouse. The new system will give everyone their own unique code and only allow access when you’ve booked a court. In addition, the new system links in with the floodlights which means floodlights will automatically come on 10 minutes ahead of a booking. This allows members without a key to the clubhouse to book during floodlit hours which has not been possible before. The cost of the gate installation is being fully funded by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Work should be completed 27 October.
Our inaugural Singles Box League was a great success and we will shortly be asking for entries for the next round.
Following in from our successful singles box league we will be starting a Double Ladder which will be a slightly different format. If you are interested in either of these then please contact James Craven - email@example.com
Following updated guidance from the LTA we are really glad to share with you that all Club Sessions can now re-start. This means that our Monday & Friday mix-in sessions will take place on all three courts between 6:30 – 9:00pm. In addition, our afternoon club sessions on Monday’s and Friday’s will take place on two courts between 1:30 – 3:30pm. However, we are continuing to keep the clubhouse closed for the time being in the best interest of keeping our members and players safe. We will continue to review this and hope to open the clubhouse in the not to distant future.
The new guidance from the LTA also enables us to re-start more of our coaching activity for juniors and adults. If you would like to find which sessions are back up and running see our coaching schedules or contact our Head Coach, Alan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst it is fantastic we can start to get more club activity back underway, we ask all members to continue following the Government & LTA guidance. Full LTA guidance for players can be found via the below link, which we'd recommend reading - https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players---covid-19.pdf
If you do have any questions about any of the above or if you have any feedback, please email email@example.com.
Since the easing of the lockdown restrictions we have been cautious in only allowing 2 courts to be open. However after review we will be opening the middle court for bookings from Friday 19th June
Our Summer Family Membership is back and for just £40 your whole family can play tennis as much as you like! The membership lasts for 2 months from the day of purchase and entitles you to book courts for free via our online booking platform, ClubSpark. To sign-up, visit the membership section of our website and enter your details.
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.