Upton by Chester Tennis Club

The Friendly Club

BEFORE & AFTER PLAY 

STAY UP TO DATE 

•  Be aware guidance can change and restrictions may be reintroduced - ensure you have checked the latest version of the LTA’s guidelines for tennis players on the LTA website 


BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN 

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible) 


COURT BOOKINGS 

•  Where the facility allows, ensure you have booked a court in advance and that you have renewed your membership, or joined as a new member 

•  Play should only take place on outdoor courts, with indoor courts and bubble courts remaining closed 

•  The LTA’s online booking platform has courts that can be booked in over 300 parks and clubs nationwide - the site www.lta.org.uk/rally 


EQUIPMENT 

•  Take hand sanitizer with you 

•  Use your own equipment where possible. Equipment such as rackets can be shared, but where this happens ensure thorough cleaning before and after use. Players should not share items such as towels. 

•  Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play 

•  Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use 

•  Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others 

•  Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court 


TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE COURT 

•  Avoid using public transport if possible 

•  Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there 

• Use alcohol gel after touching any court gates, fences, benches, etc, and avoid doing so where possible 

•  Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates 

•  Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players 

•  Arrive changed and ready to play. Shower at home, and do not use the venue’s changing area 

•  Avoid congregating on or around the court after playing to allow access for others