Welcome back to sport at Roehampton Club – tennis and gardens
The UK Government has announced that the playing of golf and tennis will be able to resume in England from Wednesday 13th May. However, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to present great challenges and even though we are going to restart activity this week we must ensure that the safety of all Members and staff involved is maintained at all times.
◊ The Board of Directors has approved that we can open the Club for playing tennis and use of the Club gardens from Thursday 14th May.
◊ It has also approved that the golf course will be open for play on Saturday 16th May. Bookings for golf can be made 24 hours before on Intelligent Golf and the guide to our operating procedures will published on Thursday.
◊ Croquet lawns will be open for play on Saturday 16th May and playing / booking guidelines will be published on Thursday.
◊ The gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool, squash courts, indoor tennis courts and Clubhouse remain closed until further notice as per Government guidance. We will review our reopening policies again for 1st June.
Below is a guide to the playing of tennis and use of the gardens
This practical guide, prepared by our team in consultation with industry and medical experts, outlines the robust, monitored measures Roehampton Club has taken as we endeavour to help safeguard our staff and Members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our measures and procedures are under daily review, updated as advice from the Government, health authorities and governing bodies evolves in line with the gradual lifting of social restrictions.
We must advise all Members that if they decide to come to the Club they do so at their own risk, and we will make every endeavour to ensure the Club is a safe environment but this cannot be guaranteed. Our initial approach is to minimise any risk to Members or staff, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Club, but please be patient while we take phased steps to re-opening.
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WELCOME BACK – a practical guide to sport at Roehampton Club during COVID-19 (tennis and gardens)
This practical guide, prepared by our team in consultation with industry and medical experts, outlines the robust, monitored measures Roehampton Club has taken to safeguard our staff and Members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our measures and procedures are under daily review, updated as advice from the government, health authorities and governing bodies evolves in line with the gradual lifting of social restrictions.
To access the Club, you must:
Be a Member, guests are not permitted at this time
Not have been out of the country within the last 14 days
Not be in self-isolation and not be required to be shielded
Not be displaying COVID-19 symptoms
Have a booking for your sport or to walk in the gardens
Arrival and Clubhouse facilities:
The Club gates will be opened at 7.30am and will be closed at 9pm every day
Please do not arrive at the Club until 10 minutes before your booking (earliest)
Please try not to park directly next to another Member if possible
The overflow car park will be opened if other car parks are full
The Clubhouse and changing rooms are closed however staff will allow access to collect belongings only, with no access to other facilities
Toilets are available in the Croquet Pavilion and on the golf course
All water fountains are out of use – please bring your own filled water bottles
Please feel free to wear gloves and face masks if it makes you feel more comfortable – staff will be doing so
Reception phones will be staffed from 8am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 7.30pm at weekends
Please partake in only one activity per day at the Club on your visit to ensure we can allow access to as many Members as possible.
Ensuring the safety of our staff and fellow Members
Please ensure that you maintain social distancing of two metres when talking to any of our staff or other Members
Please adhere to any instructions from Staff as they have been empowered by the Board to ensure that the safety of all Members and staff is paramount.
Outdoor courts only – 8am to 8pm from Thursday 14th May
Grass Courts will open on 1st June (weather permitting)
The ITC will remain closed until further notice
Coaches on courts 4 and 5 plus 12-14 only
Singles play only unless Members from the same household
Booking available via MyCourts from 8am for following day
Maximum one booking of 3 x 30-minute slots per Member, per day
Maximum of three bookings per Member household per week
Mini courts open for family use (8am to 8pm) – bookable by calling Reception on 020 8480 4200
Members should check in on their mobile phones once on court
Members must leave the court five minutes before the end of their booking to comply with social distancing
Please use up to four tennis balls only which should be clearly marked
Tennis balls should be Members’ own unless being coached
Avoid changing ends unless both players agree to do so at opposite sides of the net
Please keep to the Club’s dress code at all times
Sanitize your hands before play and leave sanitiser in place for next group
All coaching to take place as per LTA Guidance
Coaches to be on courts 4 and 5 plus 12-14 only and will provide own tennis balls
One-to-one lessons are available Book directly with the coach
All players and coaches must sanitise their hands and racket handles before every session
All payments must be made via BACS -no cash payments
Gloves to be worn on hands if desired
Members must leave the court five minutes before the end of their lesson booking to comply with social distancing
Please keep to the Club’s dress code regarding the wearing of whites as above
LTA Guidance documents
The Club’s Gardens will be open for Members to walk around from 9am Thursday 14th May
Gardens will close at 7pm
1 hour booking slots must be booked in advance by calling Reception on 020 8480 4200
Use the Visitors Car Park to access the gardens if arriving by car
Seating will be provided but social distancing measures will be in place
The children’s playground will remain closed
All Junior Members aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult from the same household when at the Club
Parents are responsible for the behaviour of all Junior Members aged 17 and under at all times
Getting home safely
Members must return straight to their cars after their booking
Lockers cannot be accessed to store belongings
Ensure clubs, rackets, mallets, and other equipment are cleaned thoroughly after use
Members are requested to log their visit in the HSE COVID-19 contact tracing app
Players must call or email the Club with any post-visit health issues or COVID-19 related queries, at the earliest possible opportunity