Friday 18 December 2020

BTC reopens tomorrow 19th Dec

The Club reopens tomorrow, Saturday 19th December. The courts are now available to be booked by members.

There are a few important rules to adhere to please : 

1) The new Club Area and ramped entrance from Camberwell Grove is not ready. You will see there is rubble on the ramp area and loose sleepers at the bottom. Please do not walk on this area unless it is necessary to retrieve a ball. It is unsafe and we wouldn't want anyone getting injured. 

2) Court sweeping. There are four court sweepers and one line sweep brush. At the end of each session please sweep your court. Starting around the perimeter of each half court area, players should drag the brush/net behind them and move in ever decreasing circles, slightly overlapping with the last, moving in towards the centre of their end of the court. This will not only groom the surface to remove foot and ball impressions, but also help to move the loose infill back towards the centre of the court. Any debris that accumulates on the drag net should be shaken off at the edge of the playing area. When completed, return the brush/ net to its storage position. 

3) Covid - as you know we are in Tier 3 lockdown. Please follow the guidelines as per this LTA website . Please use hand sanitiser before and after using the door and playing tennis and maintain social distance at all times. 

4) Rubbish - there are no rubbish bins at the Club. Please take all your rubbish with you. 

5) Please stamp your feet on the grid mat by the gate before leaving to avoid taking too much clay with you! We will have a new shoe brush in due course. 

The floodlights are expected to arrive in the country tomorrow (fingers crossed) and are scheduled to be installed the week of the 4th January. The Club will be closed that week. 

We will hope to get a new door for Grove Lane, new entrance gates for Camberwell Grove and the decking in the Club Area installed by the end of January.