Coronavirus Update – Firebreak Lockdown Closure [Updated]

Update 06/11/2020
The CTC Management Committee are pleased to announce that the Club shall reopen on Monday 9th November following the firebreak lockdown and further guidance from Welsh Government, Tennis Wales / the LTA and other bodies. When we reopen, we will be offering a full weekly schedule (including Junior coaching programme, Adult coaching programme and Adult Social Nights) as well as making the courts available to book for both members and visitors.

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement on Monday [19th October] of a short, sharp firebreak lockdown from 23rd October to 9th November, and subsequent confirmation that all tennis clubs must close during this period from Tennis Wales and the LTA, Caerphilly Tennis Club will have to shut from 6pm on Friday 23rd October.

As such, our Junior and Adult Programmes have been suspended as have court bookings from 6pm on Friday 23rd October. We will remain open until then – Junior and Adult sessions will be running as normal this week, and our courts will remain available to book but players will need to vacate our premises by 5:45pm on Friday 23rd October.
If you had booked on to any of our organised sessions for Saturday 24th October, Head Coach Jonathan Morgan would have already been in touch to transfer your child’s place to a weekday session, will hold your credit for a future session or can issue a refund.
If you have booked a court after 6pm on Friday 23rd October, then we have cancelled it. Members, who can book courts for free, are unaffected but any visitors who have already paid for a court will be able to claim a refund or transfer their booking to a future date.

This is obviously disappointing news as tennis clubs have shown to be safe (we at CTC have had glowing feedback from our players, visitors and Tennis Wales for the measures and rules we have been operating under since reopening 17 weeks ago) and we all know that tennis is, and has been, a fantastic form of outdoor physical exercise and mental release for players of all ages and abilities in recent months. But we clearly understand the need for Welsh Government to take further action at this time to prevent Covid-19 from spreading further in order to keep us and our communities safe.

The firebreak lockdown has been set for a 2 week period, ending on Monday 9th November, at which point we hope to be able to reopen. Welsh Government will review the situation throughout this 17 day period and if further measures are deemed necessary these will be communicated before 9th November. It is also possible that further restrictions (much like when tennis was first allowed back earlier this summer) could be re-introduced as clubs start to reopen again.

As we have done throughout these past 7 months, we will keep our players informed directly (via email and/or text) as well as update this post and share news on the CTC social media channels. We also have some more content planned for our social media channels, so make sure you follow them and get involved!
We hope that you and your families stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing all of our players back at CTC in a few weeks time.

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