Reopening of tennis:

 

Once again the club is really appreciative of your patience & support as we hopefully now start to emerge from the peak of this dreadful pandemic. We hope that you & your friends & families have kept well. 

We have the go ahead to reopen the courts from 29 March so we are all looking forward to hitting some balls again!

You will be able to book courts to play singles or doubles, but the Rule of Six applies, ie up to six from different households. 

Court booking will be available from 15 March, & please only book for your own use & keep a note of your fellow players names. 

You are responsible for cancelling the court should you change your plans, & this is especially important for switching the floodlights off in the evenings.

 

You must still adhere to the basic guidance HANDS FACE SPACE. Please use the hand sanitiser at the gates, do not touch anything where possible, keep a safe distance from each other.

 

Please remember to read through the Club’s checklist which can be found on the following link:  http://www.downendandfrenchay.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Covid-Checklist-Sept-2020-.pdf

 

The club is offering Easter holiday camps for 5- 11 year olds with limited group numbers running from the 5th-16th April, & please no spectators due to Covid Guidelines.

The junior Easter courses can be booked on our website: http://www.downendandfrenchay.co.uk/holidaycamps/

 

The regular coaching programme will restart from the 11 April for adults & from 17 April for juniors.

Those who have booked and paid from pre lockdown will have places secured & paid, if you haven’t booked please yep please visit our website. An email will be sent out nearer the time, confirming start date and any owed or outstanding payments.  

The next link is to the latest LTA guidance:  https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2021/summary-grid—permitted-tennis-activity.pdf

 

Membership

 

The Club would like to offer our members a further deferred renewal date to their membership due to the lockdown closure of the Club. The new membership renewal date will be extended to 4 months after the anniversary of your date of purchase. For the majority of our members this will be extended from 1st July until 1st November 2021. 

If you have any concerns about this please contact Jacqui, Club Administrator, Downendandfrenchay@outlook.com

 

 

Safeguarding policies 

All have been updated recently & are available on our website with hard copies in a folder in the cabin.

http://www.downendandfrenchay.co.uk/policies/

 

The AGM

The 2021 AGM will take place on Thursday 15th April at 7pm, and we will offer a zoom meeting to those who would like to take part. Details to follow.

 

If there are any members who would like to be more involved with the decision making & management of the club please make contact with Penny. pennydftc@gmail.com

There are 2 vacant committee positions.

 

The committee officers willing to be nominated for 2021-22 are:

Chairwoman: Penny White, Secretary: Sue Sheath, Treasurer: Jenny Hinchley, Social Secretary: Lesley St Leger, Marketing: Laura Green, Ballot  & Bookings: Lorraine Hutton.

 

There are two main documents available to members & they both require approval by the members. The constitution has an added section no 26, & can be requested or downloaded from our website, http://www.downendandfrenchay.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/DFTC-constitution-VNov-20-.Word_.pdf

 

The club constitution is under review in line with our current research into a change of legal entity. Once the new document is ready for presentation the club will send an update to members.

 

The 2021/22 club development plan will be available for any member who wishes to read it, at the end of March in line with our financial year end.

The limitations of the email system doesn’t allow attachments so please request a copy of either document to be sent to you.