KNUTSFORD TENNIS CLUB NEWSLETTER
11th JUNE 2020
In this newsletter... covid -19 update... trial membership... court bookings... singles leagues...
As you all know, we are now able to play doubles and it is great to see the courts fully in use.
And everyone respecting social distancing and following LTA and our guidelines.
The toilets accessed by the squash door are now open for use – but only for emergencies!
With the recent windy weather and the wind in the wrong direction is blowing leaves over the courts plus the recent dry weather has meant there is a lot of dust/dirt on the surface.
We are now going to put out the drag nets on each court. Please use them if the courts need brushing before you play – use hand sanitiser and gloves as protection.
So far, we have had over 30 members joining under this scheme which is great. Please pass on the details of the scheme to anyone you know /meet up with. We will be doing more publicity to promote this and full membership within and outside the club.
If you haven’t seen it, please watch Mark’s latest video - it is brilliant and funny!
The ClubSpark court booking system is up and running and seems to be working really well.
Just a couple of points – we have extended the last booking time to 21:30 to make the most of the lighter evenings; and please remember to cancel your booking if for any reason you can’t make it.
Courts are now in demand, especially in the mornings.
If you haven't booked a court yet - it's simple...
Use the ClubSpark Booker App on your phone (works with iOS 11 or Android 4.4 and above) or go online to https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/knutsfordtennisclub/Booking
Sign in using the same account details that you use for ClubSpark Membership.
Select “Make a Booking”. Select "Knutsford Tennis Club" and our booking sheet will appear, showing available slots.
Good number of entries for both women and men and quite a few games have been completed already.
The results will be shown on the noticeboard.
As a club we recognise the importance of being flexible during lockdown when the important thing is to encourage playing of sport and the potential for encouraging new members.
From June we are introducing a 3-month Trial Membership offer to the existing Knutsford Sports Club members from the other sections and to potential new tennis club members.
We will be sending this offer to existing members of the main club and we would really appreciate your help in sharing this trial membership with your friends and anyone you think might be a potential new member.
The Trial Membership offer is subject to the following conditions.
1 New tennis club members only and only during the trial period.
2 The trial period is currently for June, July, and August 2020 – dependant on actual start date.
3 Classes of Trial Membership – Family, Adult, Under 25 years.
4 The Trial Membership will include the ability to book the courts for any sessions from 1pm Monday to Friday. At weekends there will be no restrictions on booking.
5 Trial Members will not be allowed to introduce guests.
6 Trial Members MUST make themselves aware of the current LTA Guidelines and Knutsford Tennis Club instructions which will be part of the introductory e-mail.
7 If during the 3-month trial, the government and LTA Guidelines allow doubles and social tennis e.g. Club Nights, Junior Nights then the Trial Members will be able to take part in these events.
8 The tennis committee will keep all activities under review and will be receptive to any issues that may arise that may require changes to the conditions.
Any queries please speak to the coach Mark Airey who will be at the club most afternoons or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of anyone who would like to join as a Trial Member, please ask them to email email@example.com. If any applicant is for the Under 25 membership class then please include their name and date of birth.
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