COVID-19 update – 2nd Lockdown
November 5, 2020
We are sorry to announce that our courts are closed for the duration of the lockdown.
The LTA have been campaigning with Government, and their message is here, which we echo as an LTA affiliated club:
Despite the strong case we and many of you have put forward to Government, we’re sorry to confirm that the new restrictions being introduced from tomorrow mean you will not be allowed to play tennis in England for the duration of the national lockdown, as a result of the closure of all outdoor tennis courts as well as indoor facilities.
We believe that if people are being encouraged to take part in exercise during lockdown and are allowed to meet someone else from a different household for a socially distanced walk, they should have been able to play tennis against each other on either side of a net.
However, whilst we are disappointed with the outcome, we respect the decision the Government has taken and now ask all those involved in tennis in England to adhere to it.
We know these restrictions will have a significant impact on the whole tennis community, and our focus now will switch to campaigning to ensure that as much grassroots tennis activity can resume as soon as possible, including both indoor and outdoor tennis.
There is a change.org petition here if you wish to do more.