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Courts open and Doubles play is now allowed as of June 1st 2020

Click here and please read this .pdf for guidance for playing

In line with the recent Government and LTA announcements Both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles

Please find above a guide to play which we would ask you to read and conform to when coming down to the club to play.

In brief we would like to stress the following changes to previous guidance are in red:

Who can play?

  1. Both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles
  2. There is only social play, there will be no club arranged group sessions, floodlights or access to the clubhouse or hall.
  3. Individually arranged coaching sessions are allowed but are limited to 6 players – the coaches will follow the LTA guidelines regards what is currently considered safe conduct.
  4. Tarmac court 6 is a designated coaching court unless no coaching is taking place in which case it is free to use. The coaches may use other courts if they are free/available.

Social Distancing

  1. Please ensure that when accessing the courts you do not come closer than the recommended 2m when passing through the gates or down the sides of courts to access other courts. The normal etiquette of waiting for players to finish a serving game before entering or passing by should be maintained and this will help everyone be aware of each other and maintaining the social distancing requirement.
  2. Anyone waiting or watching play should do so from outside the courts and also maintain social distancing.

How to play

Please read and follow the attached guideline. If you have juniors who are coming down and are not playing with adults, please ensure they have read and understood the guidelines

  1. Please bring your own sanitiser to use, there will be some available for emergency on court, but we need your help in keeping use of this to a minimum where possible to avoid cross contamination and as a simple cost issue that we cannot sustain.
  2. If you are on court and all the courts are in use and someone is waiting to play, please be aware of who was the earliest pair to arrive and respect everyone’s desire to play by not playing for more than 1hr and allowing everyone to have a turn.

Monitoring

We do not have staff or a full time steward so this means we all need to join together to make sure we can play safely at Weoley Hill.

We believe because of our court configuration and the generous spacing we can safely have all six courts open if everyone works together to ensure social distancing and follows the guidelines. However we will monitor the situation and if it becomes necessary, may have to close one court in every set or even simply shut down totally if it is recognised that we cannot operate safely because members are not following the guidance, so it is important that we all work together to keep our club open.

We welcome anyone’s feedback or concerns as they play.

 Membership

We will announce our intentions regards membership renewal for this year at the end of June. Until then any member that was a member in the 2019-2020 season is regarded as a member until June 30th 2020.

Coaching

Hi everyone

Hope you are all well. The good news is we will soon be opening the tennis club. Regarding coaching we are unable to offer the regular group coaching at the moment. However following the LTA guidelines we can offer individual lessons. These can be booked directly with the coach at a convenient time for both yourself and the coach. These can be booked at half or 1 hour sessions. I have attached below contact number and cost so please do not hesitate to get in touch

NAME PHONE NUMBER COST FOR ½ HOUR COST FOR 1 HOUR
CHRIS COLEY 07976724952 £10 £20
STACY TICHELLY 07515645474 £10 £20
CHRIS HOLBECHE 07939993956 £10 £20
ALEX NAVARRO 07471805893 £10 £20

 

Many thanks

Chris Stacy Chris H Alex

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Cheese and Wine- Saturday 28th March-7pm- Weoley Hill Cricket Club

Cheese and Wine- Saturday 28th March-7pm- Weoley Hill Cricket Club

The above will take place where there will be a selection of cheeses, crackers, nibbles , chutneys and some dessert. The cost for the food will be £5 and there will be a bar where you can purchase wine etc!!
There will hopefully be background music!
Please could you let me know if you will be attending by Tuesday17th March.

Regards

Lesley Fuller- 07846013361 / les.pete@blueyonder.co.uk

Regards

Lesley Fuller

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Social news – Joint quiz raises £145 for Charity

Joint quiz success

The joint quiz with Weoley Hill Cricket and Bowls Clubs on Oct 19th was a success, there were 15 teams and Alan Ducksborough’s team from the tennis club won! £145 was raised for Acorns

It is hoped we will have further joint events and perhaps a summer open day on VE day – May 8th 2020 where there might be ‘have a go’ type sessions going on across the 3 clubs at same time. We will keep you informed…

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Cliff Allum Wins Warwickshire LTA ‘Referee/Official of the Year 2018′

awardCongratulations from all at Weoley Hill to Cliff on his award, presented to him recently at the WALTA’s annual awards dinner.

His Citation reads: Cliff took up refereeing a few years ago and has transformed the way people experience tournaments. He is enthusiastic and always happy to adapt to make sure everyone can participate. He runs events at West Warwicks, Weoley Hill and Kings Heath with great professionalism and dedication

 

award2Cliff gives juniors an opportunity to get started in competitions through organising team Challenge events for all abilities and ages. Players who have previously lacked confidence in competing have flourished under Cliff’s ability to create a fun and friendly environment.

 

Cliff also supports the county at the County closed and organises a team Challenge event ion the Wednesday to encourage lower rated players to experience this great week in the County Calendar. Cliff is extremely popular with players and parents alike.

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Mens Singles Final

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Held on a sunny afternoon on the 2nd of September, the new mens singles final format was played out over a series of rounds. The eventual finalists were Kenny and Cesar, with Kenny taking the title with a hard fought 6-4 6-4 win. Thanks to everyone who played and enjoyed the event and top stamina marks to Kenny and Cesar who deserved to have a long lie down after such a competitive series of games.

In the runners up competition Mehmet won through and mens2
it was great to see new faces playing and enjoying competing.

As with the ladies competition we will review the format for next year and hopefully continue to grow the numbers involved.

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Ladies Doubles Final

The ladies doubles competition was held on Sunday 2nd of September. In response to our membership survey, we were trying a new format this year and it was nice to attract a larger entry than last. So on a warm, but not to sunny, Sunday morning the American style competition was run.

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There was some great tennis and a very close finish – so close in fact, that 5 ladies were sharing the lead in the second tier group, so it was decided to go with a simpler points total to decide the winners and Linda and Rosie prevailed!

Our thanks to all who took part and to Cliff and Adrian for helping to organise in the morning. We will continue to develop the format based on everyones feedback, but as a first go it was an enjoyable mornings tennis.