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You MUST obey the Rules for play.

Guidance provides advice on how to meet the Rules and to stay safe.

Please do make sure that you stick to the Rules and read the Guidance fully before venturing to the Courts. If you have any queries, please get in touch.

 

During Covid-19 our booking system is changing, please click here to view availability and to book your court

 

Rules for play

  1. MEMBERS ONLY
  2. Please ensure you sanitise your hands before and after you play.
  3. Do not shake hands, a nice racket touch!
  4. Maintain 2m social distancing at all times, including when entering and exiting the courts.
  5. You must bring your own balls and mark them clearly, take them away with you once complete. Suggest 4 balls max.
  6. Do not pass back other courts balls but wait for an appropriate gap to retrieve your own balls.
  7. Please wipe the padlock once you have locked up.
  8. You may not play unless you have booked a court (see Guidance for further advice on how to book). DO NOT GO TO THE COURTS UNLESS YOU HAVE BOOKED A COURT.
  9. We have now restarted the group club sessions as these are currently permitted with a maximum of 15 players allowed on the courts.
  10. Spectators and hangers-on to maintain social distancing. Where an adult is required to supervise Junior players, one parent only if possible.
  11. Book Court 1 and 3 first! When these two courts are full, you may then book court 2.
  12. A booking is set for 1 hour. Play for one hour and leave as soon as you are finished.

Guidance

Court Booking. (A step to step guide on how to book a court has been emailed to all members)

  1. We need to control numbers and access to the courts. You may not play, or go to the Club, unless you have booked a court. Courts are booked on the Bicester Tennis Club ClubSpark website (https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BicesterLTC/Booking).
  2. You will need to login (with your e-mail address and password) to make a booking. You can use your LTA login or create a new login for ClubSpark.
    Click ‘Forgotten Your Password’ and change password if you cannot remember it.
  3. You may book 14 days in advance. A booking is set for 1 hour. Play for one hour and leave as soon as you are finished.
  4. You may only make 4 bookings in any 7-day period. (The booking system will stop you breaching these limits).
  5. Book Court 1 and 3 first! When these two courts are full, you may then book court 2.
  6. Court bookings are likely to be at a premium. Please remember to cancel any bookings that you cannot attend.
  7. Members only.

Junior Members.

  • The usual rules apply to Junior Members. Junior Members may only play if supervised by an Adult (over 18). Only one parent to attend if possible.

Court Access.

  • Access to the courts will be constrained by padlocks on the court gate.
  • Use hand sanitizer to clean your hands before and after you need to handle the locks.

Before Leaving Home and After You Return.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home and when you return home.
  • Take hand sanitizer (or wipes) with you.
  • Take all your own equipment (try to avoid sharing equipment such as rackets, grips, hats and towels).
  • Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play.
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including rackets and water bottles before and after use.
  • Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others.
  • We advise you to bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials).
  • Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court.

Maintain Social Distancing.

  • Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play). Pay particular attention when entering and exiting the courts.
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
  • Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net.
  • Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it.

Equipment and Facilities.

  • Use your own clearly marked tennis balls.
  • Avoid picking up tennis balls that are not yours – allow player to come and retrieve ball safely.
  • Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles.
  • Nets will have been set at the right height and checked from time to time.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • If you are showing any symptom, do not attend and cancel your booking.

 

 

 

Please ignore the calendar below. This is currently out of action and not being updated! (Use link at the top of the page to view club session times and court availablity).

 

 

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