Green light for doubles from 1 June

Following Government requirements and LTA guidance issued today, from June 1 revised tennis activity may take place for members only of Fishbourne Tennis Club. The following is from the LTA website; if you want to see the full advice go to:—covid-19.pdf 

  • Both singles play and doubles play is now 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 now play doubles
  • Coached sessions should be limited to groups of no more than 6 people, including the coach(es)
  • Players do not now need to use their own clearly marked tennis balls – however, if you choose to use shared 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 alcohol gel if required)
  • Players should still avoid using their hands to pick up tennis balls from other courts where possible – use your racquet/foot to return them
  • All other hygiene and booking requirements and FTC access conditions remain unchanged at the present time.
  • Do not leave your home to play tennis if Government advice means you should stay at home, or you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable category and have been advised to shield from the coronavirus.