November lock-down : Nov 2nd message

Here is a message from Paul Treacy

The latest up-date on the LTA website says:

The Government have today indicated that they won’t be allowing outdoor tennis courts to open in England during the period of the new national restrictions that come into force from Thursday. This is hugely disappointing for all those who love tennis up and down the country. We will continue to put our case to them ahead of the formal legislation detailing the restrictions during lockdown, which is yet to be published and is due to be voted on in Parliament on Wednesday. We will then provide an update on the definitive position of what is and isn’t allowed.

The LTA website also indicates that Scott Lloyd, the CEO of the LTA has been personally involved in discussions with the Government and is trying to persuade the Government that playing singles (and one to one coaching) should be allowed as it is consistent with the principles of the lockdown, involving only 2 players taking exercise in a socially distant manner. However, unless this last minute appeal is successful the Club will have to close at 10pm on Wednesday and remain closed at least until early December.