ELTC COVID-19 UPDATE – 23/02/2021

Dear Members

Though still over a month away, we can now look forward with greater certainty to getting back on court from 29th March.

Though I am sure you are all now aware of the long-awaited UK government roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions, I wanted to confirm the latest guidance from the LTA.

The short version is as follows: “Outdoor tennis courts will be able to open from 29 March. This will mean recreational tennis will be able to resume, including singles and doubles social play, 1:1 coaching and formally organised activity for groups, including group coaching (maximum group size and court ratios subject to confirmation).”

Details, some of which have yet to be confirmed, are summarised in the LTA simple summary grid. Prior to 29th March, we will be back in touch with the LTA’s full updated set of secure guidelines for venues, players and coaches, which are not yet available..

I look forward to seeing many of you back on court in late March or early April. As per normal practice, the court booking system will be open to enable members to book courts two weeks prior to re-opening. In the meantime, please stay away from the club and stay safe.

Best wishes

Eric Rovick

ELTC Chairman