Cringleford Courts, Oakfields Road, Cringleford, NR4 6XF

Covid 19 Guidance

Covid 19 Secure ‘Play Safe’ Guidelines 

Please ensure you read the LTA’s Guidance For Tennis Players, maintain social distancing (2 metre rule) before, during and after play and practice public health advice for hygiene before playing on our courts.

No one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID 19.  If you have symptoms of Covid 19, you should follow the NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation and the Government’s ‘test and trace’ guidelines, which can be read on the Gov.uk website.

Tennis activity

Both singles and doubles play is permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible- four people from different households can play doubles.

Hygiene, Facilities and Equipment 

1. Hand hygiene is imperative. Members should bring hand sanitiser and use at regular intervals, particularly after touching communal surfaces, and clean hands before play and immediately after finishing. Avoid touching face.

2. The club run an unmanned facility and without any staff it is impossible to clean all common touch points; court gates, brooms (left to sweep debris), benches, net measuring sticks and net winder. Avoid contact where possible.

3. Nets: The nets have been set at the appropriate height to avoid players having to adjust them. Do not drop the nets at the end of play. (The net measuring sticks should only be used if you think they need adjusting.)

4. When using the portaloo, players are advised to take particular care and clean hands thoroughly after use with hand sanitiser.

(Key for the toilet marked ‘Tennis Club Only’ located in the green floodlight token box on the lower courts. )

5. Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours – use your racket/foot to hit/kick them to return them to another court.

Court Access

1. Maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times from arrival at car park to departure.

2. Allow others to leave before you enter the court – if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates.

3. Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players.

Online Court Booking

1. No turn up and play.

2. Court to be booked in advance using the Online Court Booking system.

Last updated: 14th May 2021

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