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Following the Prime Minister's announcement tonight, the guidance published by the government requires all outdoor tennis courts to close from tonight. While outdoor exercise with one other person is permitted in public spaces, we are required to close the courts—the club gate will be locked tomorrow morning.

We look forward to welcoming everybody back to the club as soon as it is permitted. 

Today's announcement by the government that London will be moving into a new tier of restrictions means that from tomorrow (Sunday) you may only play tennis with people from your own household or support bubble, or with one person from outside your household.

The LTA is still updating its guidance, so please check lta.org.uk/coronavirus for any further updates. However our current understanding is that it will still be possible for members to travel to the club and use the courts to play singles against another member. Doubles play is restricted to those within a single household or support bubble.

All club social sessions are cancelled for the duration of the tier 4 restrictions. They will be removed from the booking sheets in due course.

London enters tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow (Wednesday). Most outdoor tennis activities are permitted to continue, including coaching, club sessions and team practices where appropriate risk assessments have been performed, and the club has implemented the necessary changes to ensure participants' safety.

We ask that all members, players and parents please familiarise themselves with the guidance from the LTA, particularly this summary grid.

Based on the information published by the Government today, we expect the Club to re-open for all activities on the morning of Wednesday 2nd December, at about 8:15am.

No doubt everyone will be keen to get back on court to make up for the last month. Once we re-open please remember that no play is permitted before 8am, and the floodlights turn off automatically at 9:30pm.

Regulations permitting, on the evening of Wednesday 2nd we plan to have a special 5-court Club Night, from 7pm to 9:30pm. All Senior Members, and any Junior Members comfortable playing on court with adults, are welcome for this "turn up and play" session. The Club will provide balls and floodlights.

New public health restrictions come into force in England at 00:01 on Thursday morning. Although exercise outdoors with one other person will be permitted, the current understanding of the LTA, as published on their website, is that all outdoor sports facilities including tennis clubs are required to close and thus it will not be possible to use the courts to play singles, or play with your own household.

Activities and organised sessions permitted under tier-2 COVID restrictions will go ahead as usual on Wednesday, after which the Club premises will be closed, and the gate locked.  All current competitions and tournaments are suspended, and participants will be contacted by Mike and Sarah when they can be safely resumed.

We look forward to welcoming everybody back to the club as soon as it is permitted. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Mens Doubles Final could not happen on Finals' Day so it was played on a grey and blustery October day. Nev & Warren won the day 6-0 6-4 against James & Ryan. Congratulations to all players for some fantastic tennis!

Our Winter Doubles competitions are now underway, as well as our 2020 Singles Championships. The Singles finals will be played on Saturday 28th November. While sanctioned tournaments may continue in High COVID risk conditions, spectators are only permitted when the COVID risk is Medium.

Our first three Pop-up Café events proved to be hugely popular.  Donations and proceeds from the sale of refreshments, homemade cakes, candles, jams and other donated items exceeded £390 for Macmillan Cancer Support!  Many thanks to everyone who has donated or attended, with particular gratitude to the bakers who supplied amazing home-baked goodies.

Unfortunately due to London moving into High Risk COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday morning, the remaining Pop-up Charity Café dates will have to be cancelled. Tennis activities such as club and coaching sessions will continue as planned. Members can read the latest LTA advice at https://lta.org.uk/coronavirus.

To raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, we will be hosting a Pop-up Charity Café and Homemade Goodies Shop at a number of Club Social sessions throughout October (full list of dates below). There will be tea, cafetière coffee and sweet treats available, as well as home-made items to buy (including candles, jam and face masks) with all the proceeds going to Macmillan. Donations can be made via cash or directly to Macmillan on your smartphone.

  • Saturday 10th – there will also be coach-led social!
  • Tuesday 13th
  • Thursday 15th
  • Sunday 18th
  • Tuesday 20th
  • Saturday 24th
  • Thursday 29th

Please note that the pop-up café will be qualify as a hospitality venue for the purposes of COVID regulations. Please bring a mask, and signing in, via NHS App or paper guest book, will be mandatory.

Due to the very wet weather forecast for Saturday we have decided to postpone coach-led social until the following week (10th October). We hope you will be able to join Head Coach, José, at 1:30pm for an hour of fun games and drills, followed by some convivial sets of social doubles. This regular (pre-covid) feature of the club calendar is very popular with players of all experience levels, from club social regulars to "rusty racquets".

Don't worry if you can't make it this month, it will be back on Saturdays 7th November and 5th December.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Finals Day in early September a success, especially with all the extra work that was required to comply with the COVID regulations.

Spectators were treated to two high quality games of tennis in warm and sunny conditions. In the Ladies Doubles, Liz & Steph beat Louise & Naomi 6-2 6-3, and in the Mixed Doubles, Sam & Sarah beat Dave & Liz 7-5 6-0. 

We were unfortunately unable to play the Mens Doubles Final due to COVID Quarantine restrictions. James and Ryan will now play Warren and Nev later in the Autumn. Update: Nev and Warren won 6-0 6-4 when the final was played on 24th October.