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Court Bookings & Rules

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 traveled 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

• Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell.

Also

• Players should ensure that they utilise toilet facilities in their own home prior to arriving as the Toilets will remained closed for Phase 3

• 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.

• Members, two at a time may enter the clubhouse to insert tokens for Floodlights only. We ask that you sanitise any areas touched with sanitiser provided and to sanitise hands following the insertion of tokens. The Kitchen and changing rooms to remain out of bounds. The Outdoor toilet will be open. Members are asked to sanitise before and after use.Last person leaving the clubhouse to lock it.

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 30 minute slots with Maximum time on court of 2 hours. This maybe reviewed if booking capacity is increased

. • Spectators should maintain the 2 meter Distance

• Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court. The Main Campus gate to remain locked at all times after entry into and when you leave. The Main tennis club gate to be opened by the first member on court with all other gates in the RTC site to remain open. The last person on court to lock the tennis club gate when leaving

. • 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.

• There will be no use of Floodlights as clubhouse will remain closed for this first phase of return to play

• Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 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.

Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Tennis

In advance of Phase 3 of the Reopening of Society and Business which is due to commence in the Republic of Ireland from Monday 29th June, Tennis Ireland has prepared updated Return to Play Guidance for Clubs, Players and Coaches.

The measures are part of the third phase of lifting the public health restrictions that relate to Tennis and will come into effect on the 29th June on top of the measures announced in phase 2.

The main updates from the Phase 2 Guidelines and which will come into effect from the 29th June in the Republic of Ireland include :

• 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.

• Internal club competitions can be delivered subject to appropriate protocols being implemented. Guidelines for running tournaments will be issued later this week

. • Changing Rooms can reopen for players but only subject to appropriate cleaning and management protocols being in place.

• Club restaurant / café / bar / shops can open subject to the implementation of appropriate protocols and requirements. • Coaches are allowed to work with up to 6 players per court subject to social distancing practices being implemented.

• Indoor courts can reopen subject to strict cleaning and management protocols.

• Visitors to clubs are allowed subject to appropriate contact tracing protocols being in place. • Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people are permitted when conducted in line with public health advice.

• 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).

Please see attached Guidance for Clubs from Tennis Ireland.

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