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Coronavirus Update

posted 17 May 2020, 03:56 by Lauren Bettaney

Dear Members and Lower & Upper Basildon Residents,

 

Welcome back to Tennis! I know you will have missed playing and the sooner we get you back on court, the better! However, there are some "new normals" we are all going to have to get used to in light of Coronavirus. If everyone adheres to the new measures, we can still enjoy the wonderful game and at the same time, keep each other safe and healthy! Over the next few days, we will be sending out invites to sign up to activities we will still be able to run, but you will only be able to sign up if you are a BTC member. We will send information out for Junior Camps once we know school holiday dates.

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY!

 

From now on, the courts will be padlocked with a number lock.  Everyone who wants access to the courts to play Tennis, (this does NOT include exercising your dog, playing football or riding your bike/scooter/roller skates) will need to sign up via the Basildon Tennis Club (BTC) website.  Once you are a member, you will be given access to the new Court Booking System.  Once you have signed up, please give admin 24hrs to process the request and send you an email with the link to the Court Booking System – remember to make a note of the number lock code at the top of the online form. Please note: you must vacate the court 10 mins before your slot ends.

 

Please see below for access details:

 

Before considering the following Memberships, please know that these courts are maintained by the BTC, funded through memberships, income from coaching and fundraising (the later has been curtailed by Coronavirus).

 

The cost of joining as a BTC is comparatively low to private clubs because the BVHRG pay for the majority of repair work (when the courts get worn out and too dangerous to play on).  The BVHRG do this to ensure that the courts remain in the community.

 

It is the duty of the BTC to make up the difference to this enormous cost as much as possible and not to deplete the BCVRG resources.   Therefore ALL profits BTC make go into the sinking fund.

 

BTC Membership (Fee applied)

Includes:

  • Access to Court Booking System (unlimited)
  • Access to courts at ALL TIMES
  • Entry to Wimbledon Ballot
  • Access to Coaching, Drills and Squads (extra charge)
  • Access to Box League, Club Nights, Team Training and Club Tournaments
  • Access to Junior Camps (extra charge)
  • Free use of NEW State of the Art Ball Machine (it will be arriving in August - thanks to a mysterious benefactor)

OR

Resident Membership - Open to Upper and Lower Basildon Residents ONLY

Includes:

  • Access to Court Booking System
  • Please consider donating to the cost of maintenance and upkeep of the courts and surrounding area – payable to:
    • Basildon Tennis Club - Sort Code: 30-96-96 Account no: 56885960
  • Restricted access to courts OUTSIDE of these times:

Weekdays (1st April-30th Sept)  18.00 - 21.00

Saturdays  11.00 - 17.00 & Sundays  10.00 - 18.00 (throughout the year)

 

IT IS PARAMOUNT THAT YOU READ THE FOLLOWING

LTA GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU TAKE TO COURT

…..and finally, please lock yourselves INTO the courts whilst you play and please lock up before you leave.

We recommend you carry sanitiser to clean your hands before and after you’ve touched the lock.
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