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Thanks to José and our volunteer parents, we are pleased to announce that we will hold our first Junior Club night on Friday 28th May from 7-8pm. You must sign up in advance, please check your inbox for details of how to do that. This event is for Junior(U18) members only, sorry, no guests or mini-tennis members.

Club Nights are a great way for tennis players to enjoy playing tennis as a social game rather than a competitive sport. The introduction of this event has been at the initiative of the newly formed Junior Committee. Please be aware this is not a coaching session, there will be a volunteer responsible adult present but no qualified coach.

Our latest newsletter went out to all current Senior and older Junior members via email last Friday with details of some upcoming events, including a Ladies Tennis Evening, Coach-led Social on 1st May and information on how to sign up for our Club Championships and Singles Box league. If you are a member but did not receive it, please check your spam folder and that your membership was successfully renewed in ClubSpark.

Other dates for your diary include the Junior Club Championships on Saturday 12th June (so no Senior Social tennis that day), and Senior Finals Day on Saturday 4th September. We also hope to be able to run some of our regular events, for example American Tournaments, later in the summer.

Based on the roadmap for the gradual and staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions in England, we expect the club to re-open on Monday 29th March shortly after 8am. Our current understanding from the LTA is that singles and doubles social play, one-to-one coaching and formally organised activity for groups, including group coaching and club sessions will be able to resume for adult and children. Please refer to the LTA Coronavirus page for the latest updates, especially the summary activity grid.

The Committee and Coaching Team are currently preparing for the resumption of all permitted activities from 29th March. Court booking for 29th March will open at 8am on Sunday 21st March, following the normal court booking rules. We know everyone will be keen to get back on court so please be considerate when booking courts and give as many people as possible the chance to play.

Membership renewal emails will be issued following the AGM on Sunday 7th March, and applications for new memberships will open mid-March.

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.