Important Update – Coronavirus

To All Members You will all be aware of the current Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on our daily lives.The Committee has decided on the following course of action following advice given by both the UK/Devolved Government and the LTA/Tennis Wales:The LTA have announced a suspension of LTA Organised Activities with immediate effect, extending until 20/04/2020.The UK Government is advocating Social Distancing – among other more stringent measures. 

What this means to DPLTC specifically:

We appreciate that in these uncertain times, an element of light relief and exercise would be welcome – however, the health and safety of all members is our prime consideration.
We have therefore decided to implement the following:
All Courts, Clubhouse Changing, and Toilet facilities remain open, but Bar and Tea rotas due to commence on 24/03 and 28/03/20 are suspended.The Bar will be closed until further notice and use of the Club Kitchen should be kept to an absolute minimum – and preferably not used at all.Members wishing to play at times normally used for Social tennis – or at any other time – are welcome to do so – at their own discretion.We would urge you to follow Government guidance regarding hand hygiene and social distancing especially washing of hands before and after play.It would greatly assist us if members used their own soap and towels to eliminate the risk of cross infection.

COACHING

From a coaching perspective all group and individual coaching will continue as normal but there will be no gathering in the clubhouse and all kids/adults will be required to wash their hands thoroughly before and after lessons.

Saturday morning juniors, we will try to continue on court but no use of clubhouse.

I think, for now, these measures are sufficient until I’m informed otherwise.

Rob – Club Coach

JUNIORS

What I have done today is let the ‘Junior Jobbers’ know that the kitchen and tuck shop will be shut down for the near term. Again, I hope we can continue to play Saturday morning tennis but anything food/drink/human contact related has been put on hold.

Worth noting also that even before the LTA announcement, juniors at our club and at tournaments had been told not to shake hands after a match and if they wanted, could do a little elbow bump.

Lee – Junior Chair

TEAM TENNIS

Following email received from Tennis Wales:

To all teams involved in the South Wales Leagues:

Following the advice of the Government and in liaison with the LTA, Tennis Wales have suspended all activity including league matches until the 23rd March. Extension of this period will then be assessed, and decisions made in partnership with the LTA. This has now been extended until 20/04/20.

Freda and Paul – Team Captains

SOCIAL

The American Tournament scheduled for 21/03/20 has been postponed, and no organised social events will be held until further notice.

Anne and Rod – Club Captains

The situation is changing daily, and we will update you with any significant changes to the above.

We are aware that some members do not have access to email and will attempt to contact them – if you can pass on this information, we would be grateful.

KEEP SAFE – KEEP HEALTHY.

DPLTC COMMITTEE

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