Update on playing from Sunday 25 April 2021

21 April 2021

The Grass courts

The grass courts, but not the match courts, will be open for general play on Sunday and then throughout the summer. The recent dry weather has meant that we are able to open these courts slightly earlier than anticipated but we do rely on our members to be sensible about playing on them. If the conditions are wet or even damp then using the courts is a Health & Safety risk as they will be slippery and it will also cause damage to the grass which will result in the courts deteriorating and being unavailable later in the season.

General Play

With effect from Sunday we are able to bring to a close the ‘one hour on the hour rule’ which means that members can play at whatever time they like and for as long as they like subject only to giving way at the end of a set if other members are waiting to play. Please remember the social distancing rules if you are waiting for a court.

Social mix -in times

Unfortunately we are unable to organise Club times at present. However it is hoped to implement these on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings with effect from 18th May.

Coaching times

Greg will continue to have priority for coaching on Court 6 during the week except on Monday when at 4.30 he will be taking group lessons on both Courts 3 & 4 until 7.30. He will also have the use of Courts 3 & 4 on Saturdays

 

League Matches

It is hoped that the Ribble League will commence w/c 17th May and the Fylde League w/c 24th May. Full details of match nights and court usage will be sent out nearer the time.

Tokens

Floodlighting tokens are now available from behind the bar.

Club Tournaments

A separate information sheet will be sent out in the very near future.

Tennis Pavilion and Ladies toilets

The tennis pavilion will remain out of bounds until further restrictions are lifted. However access to the Ladies toilet will be permitted from Sunday 25th April although only one person may queue in the pavilion.  Face masks must be worn in the tennis pavilion. There will be a limited cleaning schedule and so lady members are asked to sanitise thoroughly and wipe down any surfaces which they may touch.

New members

We do have a number of new members and with no organised social tennis for another 4 weeks it may be difficult for them to get to know other members. We would ask therefore that all make a big effort to speak to anyone you don’t know and offer them the traditional Lytham Tennis Club hospitality.

If you are a new member and need guidance about how to find someone to play with or indeed anything else then please get in touch with the Captains or Vice Captains who will be happy to help.

Pam French       07736 325270

Gill Totty            07799 713340

Roy Lunio           07854 377393

Ed Sawer            07775 808538

The Bar

The bar is now open for outdoor table service. If you have given  consent for your name and email address to be passed on to the Registrar of Lytham Cricket & Sports Club, then you will be able to collect a members’ card from behind the bar which will entitle you to various offers on the price of drinks. Please be aware that if you wish to use the toilets in the Club house you must wear a mask.

Coronavirus

Many of us will have had one or even two jabs and gradually things will hopefully get back to normal. However we must remind everyone that at present we must all continue to follow all the regulations in force regarding social distancing, sanitising and the use of face masks when indoors. Please also use the QR code posters when you visit the Club.

LTC Committee