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COVID-19 Return to RESTRICTED play

The Scottish Government announced on 18th June amendments to the route map for moving out of lockdown.  The courts at FTC are open as long as strict social distancing guidelines are observed however, the Clubhouse and toilets will remain closed for the time being. There will be no large group coaching or club sessions at this time. Any coaching should comprise of people from no more than 3 households, including the coach. Coaches can only run coaching for 2 households per day. Please contact the coaches with any queries.

 

It is extremely important that we all follow these rules in order to keep all our members safe at this time and support FTC to stay open.

 

Also note that you should not leave your home to play tennis if Scottish Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of COVID-19, or you are in the most vulnerable category and have been advised to shield from the coronavirus.

 

Play Safe Rules

 

BOOKING

Members who want to play must book a court through Clubspark. You can book a court for a maximum of 2 hours at a time.

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

 

  • Wash your hands with soap before you leave the house.
  • Please do not arrive more before your start time. Please arrive 5 mins after and vacate the court 5 minutes before the end of your session.
  • Use the green keypad operated gate only.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser with you and sanitise your hands after entering the gate, before and after play. (in addition, FTC will supply a bottle of hand sanitiser and wipes)
  • The main gate and gate to court 3 and 4 will be left open and the nets set to the correct height.
  • Avoid touching court gates, nets and posts, fences, benches, etc. if you can.
  • Bring all your own equipment, none will be available at the club and take it on to court with you. Please do not use the bench.
  • Take your own drink and take all rubbish home with you. There are no bin facilities at the club at this time.
  • Allow others to leave before you enter the court – if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates.
  • Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players.
  • Do not leave anything on the courts.
  • Do not congregate after playing. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place.

COURT LIMITS

  • A maximum of two people per court (singles play only).
  • Players can be from different households.
  • The only exception to the above is where doubles can be played between 2 household (pairings from the same household only) groups or 4 players from the same household.

 

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play).

Stay 1 metre away from the net to support the 2m social distancing, courts will be marked.

Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five).

Change ends at opposite sides of the net.

Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it.

 

BALLS

  • It is advised to continue to bring your own balls which should be clearly marked. If you choose to share balls then extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during play, and you should clean your hands before play and immediately after finishing ( use hand gel if required)
  • Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours – use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court.

 

The clubhouse including toilets is closed. First aid equipment will be available in a box near the doors.

 

Spectating is discouraged. Where attendance of a parent/guardian (non-participant) is required, it should be limited to one per player where possible, with social distancing strictly observed while watching the sessions.

 

If you need to sneeze or cough do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of tissue immediately.

Avoid touching your face.

Any player  developing covid symptoms should follow the Scottish Government ‘test and protect’ guidelines, which can be read on the nhsinform.scot website.

Please support the club to open by following these rules.

 

 

 

 

Please support the club to open by following these rules.

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