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Following the LTA's announcement that grade 2 - 5 competitions can resume from 1 September 2020, please find below guidance to players and parents on the expectations of competitions in England during these unprecedented times.
Owing to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by HM Government we will be adhering to guidance put in place by the LTA to ensure the safety and wellbeing whilst competing. Undertaking any activity, including tennis, has the potential for increased risk of transmission of COVID-19, you are advised to read Government guidance on staying safe outside your home.
Pre-attendance Symptom Check
Anyone attending a competition in any capacity should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home. No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19, currently recognised as any of the following:
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
Government guidelines in relation to local lockdowns and returning to the UK from overseas must be followed.
Please follow public health guidelines for hygiene
Please bring your own hand sanitiser to clean your hands at regular intervals especially before and after a match.
Please try not to bring any equipment, baggage or clothing that is not essential.
Maintaining Social Distancing
Social distancing should be observed by all those attending the competition.
Players should not to congregate on/around the court before & after play.
There should be no skin to skin contact for players. Racket taps are allowed but shaking hands or elbow alternatives are not permitted.
Supervision & Spectating
Where possible, players should be restricted to one non-participant and, where possible, dependants should not be brought along.
Supporters, parents, and other spectators should remain socially distanced whilst attending events.
Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with government guidance.
In the event of rain, attendees should use an umbrella or if they drove, return to their own vehicle, to maintain social distancing if there is insufficient outdoor cover from the rain to maintain social distancing.
Unfortunately it won’t be possible to gather indoors to shelter if it does rain.
With the launch of the new LTA Competition Management System, the terms and conditions of online entry have been updated.
With the launch of the new LTA Competition Management System, the terms and conditions of online entry have been updated. Changes include the removal of PayPal and introduction of a withdrawal admin fee.
The LTA have introduced a withdrawal admin fee for players who withdraw prior to the withdrawal deadline.
Read more about the changes.
We're moving away from PayPal to Stripe as our new payment provider. This will be a seamless change and will remove the need for you to have an account to make a payment, you’ll simply enter your debit/credit card details.
When a player enters a competition, every entry incurs a service fee from the payment provider and these are covered by the competition organiser. However, when a player withdraws from a competition, these fees are no longer refunded by the payment provider. Therefore, we're introducing a small admin fee of 3.4% + 40p per entry to cover this service fee.
Any player withdrawing from a competition prior to the withdrawal deadline will be refunded the entry fee minus the admin fee.