Further changes to Book-A-Court (BAC) for Stage 3 Restrictions

Dear Members,

Updates and clarifications are constantly being provided by Tennis Victoria during this ever evolving time. The full statement from TV can be reviewed here (https://www.tennis.com.au/vic/files/2020/07/Community-Tennis-Guidelines-Metropolitan-MelbourneandMitchell-Shire-13-July.pdf), however the situation has been clarified around how many people can be in our facility at any one time:

– Outdoor tennis facilities can host up to 10 patrons at a time subject to 1.5 metres distancing requirements (coaches can be in addition to this with a group maximum of 2 patrons per coach). If the tennis venue is big enough you can have 100m between 10 people on 5 courts and then the next 10 people on the next 5 courts.

Simply, this means we can only have 5 courts available for booking at any one time, to meet the max 10 patrons rule as we don’t have 100m between our banks of courts. Please remember that the coaching program predominantly runs between 3-7pm weekdays and requires 3 courts, so there will be limited availability during these times.

In addition to the above, coaching arrangements have been further clarified to include:

– Tennis lessons are permitted with a limit of two participants (can be from different households), in addition to the coach.  If you’d like to take advantage of improving your game during these restrictions, give Stefan a call and he can set you up with private/semi private lessons (Stefan – 0404226713)

The committee appreciates the challenges this will represent for our members trying to get on court. As such the following changes will be made to enable fairness:

– The Book-A-Court (BAC) system will once again revert back to only allowing one booking per member per day of one hour duration.

– You will now be able to book up to 2 weeks in advance to help you secure your preferred day/time.

We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding and for also being so great at registering your details when attending the club. We have added more QR code flyer around the courts, and these can be scanned quickly and easily by downloading a free QR code reader app on your phone. If you prefer, we also have a Registration Book inside the door of the clubhouse. Your adherence to continuing to register and play singles only (unless you’re from the same household then you may play doubles) goes a long way to ensuring we can stay open during this Stage 3 restrictions.

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