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Court Bookings & Rules – Return to Level 3

ONLY MEMBERS CAN BOOK A COURT. Before booking a time to play, please view and listen to our slide show for best practices on returning to Tennis Safely with COVID 19.

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To book a time slot please click the plus sign at the bottom of the schedule. Please ensure you have read and familiarised yourself with the rules relating to COVID 19 fully before booking a slot. They are shown beneath the booking system schedule. It will be taken as your acceptance of the rules once you have confirmed a booking.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST ENTER BOTH OR ALL NAMES. Please ensure that all names are entered in the booking slot. This is for contact tracing purposes in the event it was needed. Your time slot will not be allowed go ahead unless ALL names of those who will be on court are entered. You can add them to the notes section if more than two.

DEMO VIDEO HERE if needed.

Please note MEMBERS ONLY can book a court.

You can view the Phase three guidelines from Tennis Ireland here.

Before you Play……You must stay at home if you:

· Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

· Have been or travelled outside the Island of Ireland to any country not included on the relevant Government Green List’ for travel.

· Have been diagnosed with COVID-19

· Have experienced any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat.


· Players should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them and keep it in their pocket of bag for use.

· Players are to enter the club through our old entrance gate opposite the car park. Please lock our gate if you are the last person leaving the club.

Clubhouse will remain closed. The Outdoor toilet will be open

Social Distancing Behaviours

To protect against infection:

· Players must refrain from handshakes and high fives

· Keep 2 metres away from other people at all times

· Do not share food, towels and drinks

· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitiser when available, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing and coughing

· Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue in your own bag and bring it home with you

· Avoid touching your face

· Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick. Try not to touch any surfaces, but if you do sanitise your hands as soon as possible

Attending Tennis Activities

· No Limit as to how many times you can book a court per week at present

· Pre book your court online using the Court Bookings Section on the website- if you have any issues please contact either Carol Keavey, Sinead Brown or Giuliano Davenport.

· All players, and not just the player making the booking, should be included in the booking notes. If there is a change to who is playing, it is advisable to make sure the booking is updated.

· Please Cancel any booking not used to allow for other members to use the slot. Cancellation of slots can take place 5 mins before play.

· Players should travel to the club alone, or only with a member of the same household

· Courts are allocated into 30minute slots with Maximum time on court of 1.5 hours. This maybe reviewed if booking capacity is increased.

· Spectators should maintain the 2meter Distance

· Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court.

· A parent/guardian must accompany any player under 16 years and must stay and supervise them for the duration of play Parents supervising children should be limited to one. No Children after 7 pm in evening.

· Both singles play and doubles play will be permitted with people from outside of their household, as long as they remain 2 metres apart as much as possible.

· Coaches are allowed to work with up to 6 players per court subject to social distancing practices being implemented.

· Visitors to clubs are allowed subject to appropriate contact tracing protocols being in place.

· Players should arrive ready to play as their will be no access to any of the club house facilities.

· Outdoor gatherings of up to 15 people are permitted when conducted in line with public health advice.

· Internal club competitions can be delivered subject to appropriate protocols being implemented

Tennis Balls

· Players do not need to use their own clearly marked tennis balls – however, if they choose to use shared balls then extra care must be taken to ensure they do not touch their face during play, and should clean their hands before play and immediately afterwards (using sanitising gel if required).

When Play Finishes

· Once play has finished players should leave the club promptly

· Hands should be washed and sanitised as soon as possible

· Ensure equipment is cleaned thoroughly after use. Tennis balls can be sprayed with a disinfectant

· If a player becomes unwell after playing, they should first contact their GP/HSE and then inform their club. The club will then follow advice provided to them by the HSE on the next steps

· Members should be encouraged to remind other members of the guidelines, in a gentle way, when they witness poor practices. Repeated poor practice should be reported to the club as soon as possible

If you would like you can find more information on the Tennis Ireland website

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