Newsletter 5/5/20


Dear Members

We finally have some positive news regarding our opening under Alert Level 3 (AL3).   The committee has agreed to commence tennis following strict guidelines provided by Tennis NZ and Tennis Canterbury.   We will re-open with limited hours commencing on Wednesday 6 May.  Members are required to play in their bubbles and in addition, there are strict requirements primarily around social distancing, contact tracing, and hygiene standards. 

From Wednesday   Court Booking Process:

  • All members wishing to play MUST book a court using the online booking website

OR contact Jean -Michel directly so he can make an online booking for you:   02041306202

The form must include ALL members of your group

Additional club rules that must be complied with during Alert Level 3:

  • We will only be using courts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9
  • Courts will be open from 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.       Noon to 4pm at the weekend
  • A member of the committee or club representative will be at the club during these operational hours.
  • Depending on the number of Bookings, play may be restricted to one hour.
  • Please cancel your bookings 24 hours in advance if you do not intend to play.
  • Access will be via the gates and the gates are to remain open.
  • Do not touch the entrance gates, nets, or any other club equipment whilst at the club.
  • Members must use the hand sanitiser before entry to and on exit from the courts
  • Members must bring their own equipment and there is a limit of three balls per court. You must take away all items you came with, including any rubbish.
  • Play is limited to social play within your bubble. No coaching or organised tennis allowed in AL3.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult.
  • There are to be no additional spectators (even if they are in your bubble) and no pets are allowed on club grounds.
  • The clubhouse, bathrooms, and drink fountains will be unavailable during AL3.
  • Players must maintain a minimum distance of 2m between themselves and those not in their bubble. If a ball comes onto your court from another court, do not pick it up, kick it back.
  • The hitting wall is open however physical distancing must be adhered to.
  • Do not congregate in the club grounds during player transition.

Additional Tennis NZ COVID-19 Play Safe Guidelines must also be followed. Please ensure you have familarised yourself with our Club Safety Plan. A copy is posted in window of the clubrooms.

The committee understands these measures are restrictive and are unfortunately not at all what we are used to. They are very necessary to ensure the safety of all, and hopefully will ensure things return to normal sooner rather than later. There will be a review of the procedures and guidelines when we move into level 2. Please ADHERE TO THE RULES and DO NOT apply a loose interpretation of your bubble. Hopefully this amazing Autumn continues so we can enjoy some time playing tennis with those in our bubble.

Happy Tennis

Committee Cashmere Tennis Club

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