Following the government statement issued on Monday we are advising that the tennis courts should not be used by members until further notice.
As members of our club we need to follow the government directives and ensure we remain at home until the restrictions are lifted.
Obviously, the committee will keep the courts closure under review as and when the situation changes.
In advance of sending out membership renewal notices for the coming season we thought we would share some of the options being discussed by the committee. The next membership period currently runs from 1st May 2020 to 30th April 2021.
We do not yet know when the Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted but hopefully this will occur within the next three months.
Our current proposals include: -
Pay in Full
We will be asking for members to continue to pay their membership in full as normal for the May to April period. This is because we need to protect the club’s income so we can cover our ongoing costs and the debt repayments for the 2 new courts. Therefore, payment in full as normal will really help the club’s cash flow.
Members can choose to defer and pay pro-rata from when the tennis courts can re-open.
For example, this may mean a two-month reduction in the next annual fee if we can play again in July.
The requests to continue membership will be coming out early in April and we will include these proposed options in the covering notice.
As a committee we would urge as many members as possible to pay in full by the due date to support the tennis club and help keep finances on track. We can then repay our loans for the courts and make sure we have sufficient funds to cover the essential overheads for the next 12 months.
We also understand that these are unprecedented times for us all - and the Committee will continue to consider the options if COVID-19 continues to affect our ability to use the Tennis Club facilities.
Just to let you know the Winter League matches were stopped before the end of the season and there is as yet no start date for the Summer League.
If you have any queries please contact Bill Jackson (Chair) on 07971 641768 or Anne McPhie (Vice Chair) on 07792 462306.
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