Updated 09 April 2021
|The committee asks you to follow the guidelines as laid down by the government & the LTA. The relevant information is attached. Please look at the LTA website for further guidance for players. There are new rules for hospitality venues. This indicates that we will be able to open the bar for consumption of drinks and snacks outside ONLY. Our Bar Chairman, Ben, has drawn up rules for this process. Please follow them to allow us to proceed safely.
All the usual rules still apply
A MESSAGE FROM OUR BAR CHAIRMAN
The wait is (almost) over! Headstone bar will be reopening on Monday 12th April! Hooray I hear you cheer!
To conform to government guidelines there are a few rules that must be followed.
And the golden rules…
I hope the more relaxed rules allows for all members to enjoy the bar and to kick start the club’s social scene as safely as possible within the present government guidelines.
Will hope to see you all on or off the court!
Updated 29 March 2021
|As per Government guidance, Headstone Tennis Club will be re-opening on 29 March 2021. A number of rules will still apply:
The LTA Summary Grid and the Roadmap Overview can be found here.
Updated 04 January 2021
|The LTA have issued guidance following the Prime Minister’s announcement of new national lockdown restrictions. It has been confirmed that all indoor & outdoor tennis facilities must close.
Sadly Headstone Tennis Club will close its courts again from Tuesday 5th January until further notice.
Updated 20 December 2020
|TIER 4 RULES FOR PLAY
We can now confirm the rules for playing tennis outdoors and therefore the club will be open for play today.
RULES FOR TIER 4
SINGLES: You are permitted to play singles only, with a member who is not from your household.
DOUBLES: This can only be played with members of your own household bubble.
NO SOCIALISING BEFORE OR AFTER PLAY.
Please refer to the LTA guidelines & their grid system of Tiers for any further information.
The Committee is very pleased to be able to keep the club open and relies on the members of Headstone to comply with the rules as requested.
Thanks, as always for your support & compliance.
Updated 16 December 2020
|SATURDAY SOCIAL SUSPENDED COURT BOOKING SYSTEM NOW IN PLACE
Harrow has now entered Tier 3 & the infection rate is above the national average.
As a result of this and as an attempt to minimise the risk of transferring infection, the committee has decided to suspend social tennis on Saturdays. The rule of 6 & no socialising before and after play makes it very difficult to run social tennis, as we know it, in a safe environment. This will be reviewed in the New Year when hopefully things will have improved.
Saturday afternoon social times will now revert back to the court booking system.
Just a reminder that you must not come to the club if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid 19 or you have been asked to isolate.
Thank you for your support throughout this challenging year.
May we wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy & Healthy New Year.
Updated 02 December 2020
|Lock-down finishes at one minute past midnight on Wednesday December 2nd. You will be able to book courts from 9 a.m. on that day.
HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW & RULES TO ADHERE TO:
ACCESS TO THE CLUBHOUSE
FLOODLIGHTS & BALLS
BAR & CLUBHOUSE
Hopefully this is all clear. If you have any queries please reply to this email.
Enjoy your tennis!!
Updated: 05 November 2020
Following the Governments Covid-19 Restriction Regulations it is with regret that we must inform you that the tennis club is closed.
No one can play under any circumstances.
These regulations will be in place until at least midnight on Wednesday 02 December.
We will keep you informed as to when we are able to re-open the Club.
The Management Committee
Updated: 05 June 2020
|UPDATING OF LTA GUIDANCE TO TENNIS VENUES, PLAYERS & COACHES
DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB OR PLAY IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS OR SELF-ISOLATING
INTRODUCTION TAKEN FROM LTA WEBSITE
Following the further easing of restrictions in England from 1 June announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday evening (28 May) and the publication of detailed Government guidance on Sunday (31 May), the Government has confirmed what these measures mean in relation to tennis. Players from different households can now play doubles together as long as they stay two metres apart as far as possible, and small group coaching for up to six people (including coaches) can resume.
These developments to the measures are detailed on the Gov.uk website under their guidance for ‘Gatherings, public spaces and and outdoor activities’ (see 1.5) and in their information for the public for the ‘Phased return of outdoor sport and recreation’.
Based on our continued discussions with Government and in line with its detailed guidance published on Sunday, the LTA has worked to develop an updated set of practical guidelines as soon as possible for venues, coaches and players to apply from 1 June so that tennis can be played in England, where the local environment allows. We have clearly indicated the key additions and updates to the guidelines on the pdfs.
These guidelines apply to both tennis and padel, and outline adaptations and considerations so that tennis activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They include measures to maintain hygiene and minimise unnecessary interactions with others.
These guidelines currently apply to England only, and have been produced to help venues, coaches and players operate in line with the Government guidance. The full guidelines can be downloaded below – please ensure you read the relevant guidelines in full before undertaking tennis activity:
Please take time to read these documents.
The committee at Headstone want you all to be able to enjoy your tennis and at the same time keeping yourself and fellow members safe. It is for this reason it is essential that you follow the regulations and take note of signage around the club.
USE OF THE TOILET FACILITIES
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
THESE MEASURES ARE TO PROTECT YOU & FELLOW MEMBERS SO PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES.
EQUIPMENT & SANITIZER
RULES FOR PLAY
The guidelines stipulate that you should meet and only play with five people, who are not members of your household, in any one day. Please comply with this recommendation.
Please keep safe by following these regulations.