Club reopening and new rules of play

Hume Council have officially granted us permission to reopen the courts for members.

In order to conform with the current restrictions in place in Victoria around social gatherings, and requirements from the council, some temporary changes have been made.

Member access

Any member who wishes to use the courts outside of any club sanctioned events or coaching must follow the below procedure:

  1. Prior to arriving at the courts, members must SMS Aimee Piesik on 0490 789 655, and state:
    • the names of all people who will be attending the courts
    • the time the member wishes to use the courts
  2. Aimee will confirm by return SMS whether there is court availability at the time requested.
  3. The member should wait for this confirmation prior to leaving home for the club.

Social distancing

As a part of our reopening conditions, all people entering the club must keep a 1.5m distance between them and all others.

This means no hand shakes, high fives or even elbow bumps. It also means allowing appropriate distance when walking through gates in the club.

We also ask that players enter, play and leave as soon as is practicable afterward.

The full guidelines as provided by Tennis Victoria are available below:

Return to Tennis Guidlelines – Tennis Victoria

Clubroom access

The clubrooms will remain closed to all members until further notice. They may be opened solely for toilet access during club organised events or coaching, but this will be decided on a case by case basis.

Club organised social play

The current restrictions make club organised social play difficult, so until the 10 people over 2 households limit is removed, the club will not hold any sanctioned social play, such as the Wednesday night social hits.

Once the restrictions are further eased, social play will return and members will be informed.

Competition play

The NSJTA and NSNTA competitions were cancelled for 2020. They both expect to resume at their normal times in late January – early February. Contact Aimee or Nabil for further information.

Annual General Meeting delay

The club’s Annual General Meeting is usually held in July. Due to the restrictions the Committee decided to delay this meeting until such time that a meeting could be held in person. We expect this to be sometime in December or January.

All members will be informed well in advance of the chosen date.

Membership

All existing memberships, while technically due for renewal several months ago, have been indefinitely extended until such time that the Committee determines members can once again get full usage out of their membership. This will likely coincide with the return to competition next year.

Any new membership and team fees will also include discounts equal to the amounts paid by members lost due to the club being closed in March-June this year.