Hawkchurch Tennis Court Booking

You can use the form below to book the Hawkchurch Tennis Court if you are a member of the club. 

Please note we are not able to support casual ‘pay as you play’ players at the moment, but we have drastically reduced our membership fees for the year to encourage players to join and play. 

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic we are opening the  court with conditions according to government guidelines and after considering recommendations from the LTA.

To minimise the interaction of players we are allowing bookings for two hour time slots during the day, with a 30 minute gap. Please keep within your time-slot and follow the guidance set out below.

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Membership

Membership fees have been drastically reduced this year as we cannot easily deal with casual tennis players payments. It is easy to join and you will be able to book the court online. 

Government guidance

Government guidance permits:

  • up to four players from the same household to play or,
  • singles matches between different households.

 

You must observe social distancing and good hand hygiene at all times.

What we will do

We will set the net to the correct height so that you do not need to worry about it. We will slacken the tension if there is to be a prolonged period of rain or windy weather, or if the court is not booked for a significant period. 

We will operate an online booking system to ensure different groups of players can avoid contact. We will discontinue the honesty box and booking diary to avoid handling cash and other materials.

We will keep up to date with the guidance and advise members of any changes.

What we recommend you do as a minimum

Bring a glove or cloth that you can use to open the padlock and enter the court – the padlock is new so should be easier to set the code for opening and closing than the previous one.  

Do not open the benches unless you need the first aid kit and if possible avoid hand contact with them. 

Bring your own equipment and balls. The bench with the equipment and balls will be padlocked. 

LTA recommendations

The LTA have set out fuller recommendations for safe play. These include that players should use their own kit, including balls and avoid changing ends. If playing with a member of a different household it is recommended that you mark your balls and only use your own balls for serving. You can read the full LTA guidance here: lta-guidance-for-tennis-players—covid-19.