Racquet Director’s Diary

New Online Tennis Lesson Hub

I have now created an online tennis lesson hub on the Roehampton Club Live website. Various lessons and informational videos will be published here throughout the year. Currently there are various fundamental lessons covering the serve, forehand, backhand and volleys as well as some tactical and footwork lessons. An instructional video for the Slinger ball machine is also uploaded along with some drills to try next time you are using the ball machine. If anyone would like specific content, please get in touch and I will try and cover in the next video.

Click here to view the new Online Tennis Lesson Hub

You will need to create a login for the Roehampton Club Live website if you don’t have one already (this is different to your login for the Members’ website – click here for instructions

Updated LTA Guidelines

The LTA have now updated the guidelines on Tier 2 tennis activity.

Please see details below:


Informal Social Play

  • Singles play permitted for adults
  • Doubles permitted for two households playing against each other (no mixing between households)
  • Singles and doubles for disabled people and supervised activity for U18s permitted

1:1 Coaching

  • Permitted for a coach with one household/bubble
  • It is also permitted for a coach to oversee two players from different households on opposite sides of the net playing singles

Organised Group Activity

Organised indoor group tennis activity for adults cannot take place


Informal Social Play

  • Both singles play and doubles play is permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can play doubles
  • For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of six people by law. This means you can play tennis providing you only meet up with no more than 5 other people from different households and observe social distancing guidelines
  • People should not go to a tennis venue socially in groups of more than six 

1:1 Coaching

Permitted in line with the LTA’s Covid-19 Secure guidance for coaching activity 

Organised Group Activity

  • Organised outdoor tennis activity for larger groups, including coached sessions, club nights and competitions is exempt from legal gathering limits and so is permitted by the Government as an exception to the limit of six.
  • Organised group activity is defined as being activity organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity.

Since the Club’s reopening, Members were restricted to playing three times a week. However the courts have not been as busy as anticipated. Therefore there are now no restrictions on how many times Members can play each week.

Dan Lott | Racquets Director | dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk