Car parking & Club championship reminder

Dear members

As advised in our last members note with the long-awaited reopening of schools we will not be able to park in the Educate Together School during the daytime from tomorrow Monday 31st of August. However, we will be able to use the school car park from 5pm onwards. Although works on our new car park are continuing at a pace it will take a little longer time before it will be safe for us to use. During this period which we will endeavour to keep as short as possible, we will not have any designated parking spaces during the daytime and ask that everyone is mindful when parking that you are not causing any obstruction to our neighbours and local businesses and pedestrians accessing the foot bridge. If possible, maybe consider walking or cycling which would greatly help us during the transition.

Club Championships will commence Monday 31st August, and it is fantastic that we can run this tournament in these uncertain times, but we do so under the current Covid 19 guidance. Unfortunately, this places new restrictions on gatherings outside and on spectators which are not allowed at this time. There is an exception for one parent or guardian of a junior who is competing in the championship.

The club championships are the pinnacle of our club calendar and usually celebrated accordingly with a prize giving evening, unfortunately we will not be able to have an event to celebrate this year with the current restrictions in place. We will instead have a more informal finals day with prize presentations taking place immediately after each final which will also be subject to any further advice from the Government. It is especially important that we all continue to adhere to the guidelines which are in place for all our safety and wellbeing. Declan O Brien will be our Covid 19 steward for the championships and will be assisting us all to stay safe during the tournament.

Finally, we wish all who entered the best of luck and enjoy your tennis no matter what the outcome may be.

Stay Safe

Philip Carey

Chairman