Following the Government's decision to impose 'lockdown 2' the club will be closed as of Thursday November 5th until further notice. Hopefully it will reopen on Wednesday December 2nd. Watch this space.
Coronavirus risk assessment
The committee has done a risk assessment to allow play to continue at Southwell Tennis Club. It starts with the original assessment and the recent update begins on page 22. The report is available as a PDF, click on the icon to read it
Report by Southwell LTC for 2019/20 in lieu of Annual General Meeting
The committee has issued a report in lieu of the Annual General Meeting which was to have commenced at 7pm Wednesday 25th March 2020 at the Pavilion. The report is available as a PDF, click on the icon to read it
As a result of the recent Government and LTA guidance above, we are now in a position where we can make the tennis courts available for use again commencing Saturday 16th May 2020.
All members should read the LTA guidance which must be followed. We have produced the following guidelines, which must be respected and followed to ensure that everyone can stay safe. Please ensure that you read all the LTA guidance so that you fully understand what is required.
1. Access to the courts only, the clubhouse must not be used and remains closed.
2. Players must provide and only use their own tennis balls and rackets. All tennis balls must be marked to identify ownership.
3. Gloves are recommended when serving and balls should only be picked up using the racket or foot and then sent to other players.
4. Players from the same household may play doubles but players from different households may only play singles
5. A booking system is in place, to see all of the pre-committed court times – daily or week by week - so that you can plan your own play schedule, go to the bookings section of the club's Clubspark web page -clubspark.lta.org.uk/southwelllawntennisclub/Booking
6. All members shall have had their membership extended until the 31 August 2020. Membership renewals will be invited during August, the cost of membership will be adjusted to reflect the length of time left in the membership year.
7. Social distancing must be followed at all times.
8. Club social tennis on Monday morning and evening, Wednesday evening and Friday morning will not be possible under current LTA guidance.
9. Jason from "On the Ball" will be starting individual coaching sessions again so please book direct with him
10. It will be the member's responsibility to provide sanitiser and any other protective equipment they may want to use.
11. Please leave the club access gate closed at all times
Any queries please contact the Club Secretary Marian Wrath by email at : email@example.com
We hope that all members appreciate and understand the need for the above guidance and if this is not adhered to then we may be asked to close the courts again. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and enjoy your tennis!
Monday Evening 6-30pm is now to be another Social Tennis session. As always, all are welcome.
Individual or Pairs Tennis Lessons - Free 1/2hr lesson from On The Ball Coaching.
As part of our new private lesson initiative On The Ball Coaching are offering a free 1/2hr lesson which can be taken during the day (weekdays). There is no time limit on when this can be taken with us but it can only be taken once per person and is open to all club members. This can be taken as just the 1/2hr or can be combined with our new 1.5hr initial consultation lesson where we will test your grounstrokes/volleys and serve using simple but effective LTA recognised tests. We do this so you can see your improvement through your lessons. During this consultation we will film your shots so we can make a detailed technical analysis and identify areas to work on with you. We use the ''Hudl' Video Analysis App which allows for real time analysis on court which can be shared with you by email.
How to get involved :- Book your free 1/2hr session by calling Chris on 07946370513 or email him: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can combine your free 1/2hr session with an 1.5hr consultation lesson to make it to 2hrs. The cost for this is £30 and is a one off payment either by cash or online through BACS. Following either your free 1/2 hr or 1.5hr consultation lessons then the options for further lessons are: Block of 6 x 1hr lessons - £150 (payment can be made in up to 3 payments).We can provide this as a voucher if it is a present. Lessons can be taken in pairs should you wish to reduce costs One off lessons following longer consultation lesson are charged at £30/hr Hopefully this interests some of you and I look forward to hearing from you. Chris.
Social Tennis Ball Policy
The club has social sessions on Monday morning and evening, Tuesday evening and Friday morning, and use the same set of balls for all these sessions. A Policy has been drawn up for the supply of balls for these sessions, available as PDF and Word documents, click on the relevant icon to read it
Tactics & Technique Classes
Every Tuesday 10:15-11.30am, Matt Wildt from On The Ball Coaching delivers an adult tactics and technique class which focuses on making subtle changes to your game that can enhance your performance at both Singles and Doubles. The cost is £6 for Members and £7.50 for Non-Members and can be paid on the day. To book your first session please call Matt on 07985 081484.
Pay and Play
The club has reached agreement with the Town Council for a new 21 year lease of the courts and pavilion site. As part of the agreement the club has agreed, among other things, to make available one of our courts for “pay and play” public use at certain times, with the use being administered by the Leisure Centre. For full details click on the PDF or Word icon below
The committee voted to adopt a new club constitution at the 2013 AGM. A copy is available in PDF format, just click on the link below to read it.
We are know that these costs are rising so please could all members help Club funds by switching off lights, heaters, etc before leaving. Please also take extra care regarding the FLOODLIGHTS and read the notice above the control box in the clubhouse.
Video Equipment For Coaching
Matt has bought £800s worth of video equipment for coaching purposes. So why not CHECK IT OUT!!!!!
If you are keen to know how well your team is doing, go to 'Match Fixtures' on this website and find a LINK to the Notts LTA website.
If anyone has any fundraising tips or ideas or offers of support, could they please contact a member of the Committee (details on your WHITE membership card) or phone our Secretary on 01636 812736
Keep-Fit Tennis - The club is now CERTIFIED to offer CARDIO tennis - so come and try it out.
Matt and his team have started KEEP FIT/CARDIO Tennis Sessions on Tuesday mornings, 0930-1030. These are designed to provide loads of hitting practice AS WELL AS loads of running around - so if you want to practice your tennis and get fitter - then this is the course for you!! For further details, contact Matt on 07985081484
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