Well what a fantastic summer of tennis we have all had this year! In general conversation so many have had more time to improve their game, & many have had the opportunity to get started, so that is great news!

The Club is now able to resume a more normal timetable but there are still restrictions in place & adjustments to how we do things so please read on.

Club Nights
These can restart on 1st September but will take on a new format.

Please read the following instructions:
The club nights will be divided into sessions & will need to be booked by members before turning up, using the links shown against each session. These are not available to the public so will not be found on the website.

There are 16 spaces available per session & these are bookable from 7 days ahead. If you decide to cancel please notify the club by email or text so the space can be made available: info@downendandfrenchay.co.uk or 07928 349154

It would also be helpful if you could inform your session contact or make the availability known on the WhatsApp group. The club’s session main contacts have the club’s authority to enforce any of the guidance if not adhered to.

If you play between 7-8pm please leave promptly to allow the next session to start. Of course you may continue to play on if invited!!
We must still keep to the Covid rules & the club must keep a current list of players on our system. Please leave the courts promptly & keep the tarmac pathways clear at all times to help maintain social distancing.
Club Covid Checklist: http://www.downendandfrenchay.co.uk/2020/07/23/covid-checklist/

Tuesday Men’s Nights – 16 spaces available per session.
Main contact Simon Perry

Wednesday Ladies’ Nights – 16 spaces available per session.
Main contact Lesley St Leger or Simone Cupper

Thursday Mixed Nights – 16 spaces available per session.
Main contact Ed Shepherd or Simon Perry

Tuesday Ladies’ Mornings – 8 spaces available per session.
Main contact Lesley St Leger or Simone Cupper

Friday Ladies’ Mornings – 8 spaces available per session.
Main contact Lesley St Leger or Simone Cupper

Please continue to use your own set of balls, or if you are happy to share you must agree this with your four.

Tennis Balls
Can now be purchased from the club at £5 per tube or 3 tubes for £12. Please pay by bank transfer to
Sort Code: 309806 Account: 01365085 Ref: your surname/balls.
Any profits will be used towards our fundraising pot.
Once payment has been received your tube of balls will be ready to be collected from the club’s delegated people: Simone Cupper, Lesley St Leger, Simon Perry, Ed Shepherd

Floodlights
These will be upgraded to LEDs but at a cost. The club are trying to obtain a grant to help fund this which may mean a delay to the timeframe. Please be patient for a little longer as it will be worth the saving if we can have some help.

Coaching Programme
All September junior & adult courses are ready to be booked on the website
http://www.downendandfrenchay.co.uk/coaching/

Club Build Project
Progress although slow is ticking along. We are about to submit the more detailed plans for building regulations approval. The grant we hope to apply for is not yet available so we will have to wait for the go ahead for this fund. We have applied to an another fund but this would not be sufficient to start the work. If there should be anyone who would like to donate to the build fund we would love to hear from you.