21/03/2020 ⚠️ Coronavirus Update ⚠️
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time for us all.
Following from the announcement that all restaurants, bars, coffee shops, gyms and leisure centres were to close from Friday evening, Cleeve Sports Centre closed their facilities immediately.
Since this time we have been working hard with Prestbury Tennis club to extend our bookings so that we can use the courts in guidance from the LTA and the government.
I am very pleased to announce that we have a temporary lesson calendar in place and published online for you to book. All previous bookings for Monday 23rd March have been cancelled. You will need to sign up again. First come, First served. A huge thank you to the Members of the Prestbury committee who have helped us with this.
The calendar is available to view at the bottom of this page. PLEASE READ THE REMAINDER OF THE ARTICLE!
All lessons are 30 minutes long.
All lessons have a maximum capacity of 4 players. PLACES MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE!
Lessons are FREE for all UC Members or £3.50 for non-members.
The calendar is scheduled up to April 19th. This will be reviewed daily along with the fluid nature of this pandemic.
If you or someone in your household has a new persistent cough or high temerpature please self-isolate and do not attend lessons.
The following procedures along with the policy provided by Prestbury Tennis Club must be followed by all players.
Lessons take place outdoors. If wet lessons will be cancelled.
Players are to wash hands with hand wash/ hand gel upon arrival and after lesson.
No players or parents/family members to enter the pavilion. Any family members staying to watch lesson must be 2m apart from each other and away from the courts.
Limited use of tennis balls will be used per lesson. Lessons will focus on footwork and rally based drills.
No players to touch tennis balls. Coaches will use hoppers/ collecting tubes to collect balls.
No rackets can be shared/borrowed. If you/ or your child does not own one please get in touch so we can help.
All equipment to be wiped clean after use by coach.
Due to the new schedule our previous plan for Easter has been cancelled. Changes:
The extended Lessons have been removed and only lessons on the new calendar will take place.
Camps have been postponed to August 11-14th and 18th-20th.
Lessons Scheduled to take place over Easter Weekend will go ahead (again as long as we're safe to do so).
UNLIMITED COACHING MEMBERSHIPS
All of our memberships will remain active but you are able to cancel at anytime. As we have more stringent limits on capacity and the likelihood that classes will be cancelled because of weather and venue closure we are offering the following to all those who continue to pay for their memberships.
Single & Couple Memberships: 1 Free Private lesson per month. (Can be carried over)
Family Memberships: 1 additional (2 in total) Private lesson per month. (Can be carried over)
To cancel your membership please log in to our booking system and go to Memberships > My Subscriptions and click request to cancel. Please note that it may take 24-48 hours for us to approve requests during this busy time.
PRIMARY SCHOOL COURSES
All remaining primary school courses have been cancelled.
As we are uncertain of a return date we are offering all current primary school players to attend our external lessons at Prestbury Tennis Club or Cleeve Sports Centre to catch up. All courses were due to have two more lessons so you're child is welcome to attend two of our mini tennis lessons.
All schedule tournaments have been cancelled.
All private coaching slots have been taken off the system. Instead please contact Tom Jacobsen direct to organise a lesson. You will need to be able to book a court at Prestbury to book a private lesson.
TENNIS AT HOME
With school closures taking place, we know children will be tempted to spend hours in front of a screen. We believe it's very important that children keep active as it helps boost their health mentally as well as physically. That is why we are busy creating small "tennis at home" sessions that require very little space or specific equipment but will help your child be active and help them practice tennis if you're unable to get them to our lessons. We plan for these to go live on Sunday afternoon. There will be sessions for Mini Red, Orange, Green and Teens age groups. More information will follow shortly on how to receive these sessions.
Again thank you for your patience and support during this unprecedented and difficult time.
We will update you with any further information as and when we get it.
Keep safe and please let us know if we can do anything to help you and your family.