Indoor Tennis Courts and Tennis Clubhouses to remain on CLOSED LIST following PM's Statement of 23/06/20
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement of 23/06/20, The Lawn Tennis Association have issued their own updated statement, which unfortunately seems to suggest that there will be absolutely no change in Club's being able to either use Indoor Tennis Courts or Tennis Clubhouses.
While most non essential businesses can now reopen even in small spaces and in close proximity to customers ( like hairdressers for example ) Indoor tennis in a 14,000 square foot building remains on the 'Banned list" for what look like at least another 4 weeks.
As a Club, we will again lobby The LTA to seek further clarification, but the reading of their statement suggests they are resigned to a mid July re-opening at the very earliest.
Please read The LTA Statement below and we will advise of any further changes.
LTA Update for England - Return to Managed Play - June 23rd 2020
UPDATE: Following the Prime Minister’s statement today (23 June), there will be no immediate changes to the guidelines for tennis. We will be reviewing the Government’s detailed guidance once published and updating the guidelines for tennis as appropriate ahead of the Government’s new measures being introduced from 4 July. The Prime Minister however confirmed that from 4 July the maximum size of groups that will be allowed to meet outside will remain at no more than six people (except where these are from two household groups only), and that indoor changing facilities and sports courts should remain closed.
The LTA remains in continued dialogue with Government, and we anticipate larger groups being permitted and indoor tennis courts being able to reopen as restrictions are further eased. Subsequent to the Prime Minister’s statement, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has indicated that subject to public health, it is the Government’s aspiration to reopen gyms and leisure facilities in mid-July.
We will share further updates with regards to the easing of restrictions as decisions are made, and ask that until that time venues and players remain patient and follow the current guidelines that are in place.