We hope this newsletter finds you safe, well and enjoying the return of tennis even if we sadly have to wait a little longer for squash to re-start.
The clay courts are due their full annual service and the wind-damaged fences are in desperate need of repair. After much chasing, both sets of maintenance will be taking place this Wednesday 10th Juneby contractor Trevor May & Co. We are attempting to squeeze all the work into one day in order to minimise disruption to play. Our apologies in advance that all the clay courts 4 to 8 will be out of action on Wednesday. Tennis will be extremely limited and we would strongly advise Wednesday is avoided, so if you can plan your game for another day of the week, please do so.
Main Gate & Code
The main gate and code works well but can be a little temperamental. The turning mechanism needs turning a little further than expected on some occasions.
Press the C button a few times to clear the key pad
Enter the code and press each button firmly. The gate code is shown at the bottom of each booking confirmation email.
Turn the black knob below the keypad CLOCKWISE when entering, ANTI-CLOCKWISE when leaving as far as you can. You may feel some resistance but turn it a little further. There is a short how-to video here
Please close the gate gently behind you rather than let it slam from wide-open. Our neighbours and players on the front courts will be grateful!
Sanitise your hands after using the gate lock please.
Tree outside the main gate
The very nice new neighbours at Number 7 Fife Road are aware of their encroaching tree and will kindly be repairing their fence and cutting back the tree.
Whilst the clubhouse and office sadly must remain closed there is good news; the re-decoration of the bar and conservatory has been successfully completed. A few remaining pieces of furniture and finishing touches will arrive over the next few weeks. We hope you enjoy the improvements once we are permitted to reopen the clubhouse in the coming months.
If you are keen for a sneak preview have a look at this video: CLICK HERE
Work will now move onto the hall and lobby area, which will be receiving a fresh coat of paint and should be completed by the end of June.
The club is fortunate to have strong financial reserves and is able to help members with their subscription renewals if they are in hardship.
Members were able to opt-out entirely from paying their membership renewal if they choose not to play yet. However, you may want to play but are worried about how to pay your family's subscription. If you have temporary personal hardship because of furlough or job loss during the Covid crisis please let us know. The club may be able to help by arranging stage-payment of your family’s subs. All you need do, in complete confidence, is:-
We will be in touch to help find a solution that lets you carry on enjoying your tennis if we can.
If you experience any symptoms of Coronavirus within 14 days of play at the Club then you MUST contact us urgently by email email@example.com and immediately follow government 'test & trace' guidelines here
And please remember to follow social separation guidance at all times.
That’s all for now, enjoy your tennis and see you soon!