(Doubles play allowed only with people from the same household)
No Adult Group Coaching, but….
1-2-1 Coaching available
Singles and doubles play
Junior group coaching allowed
1-2-1 Coaching available
The LTA and the UK government are continuously updating and publishing the guidelines and standards that tennis and leisure venues need to adhere to, to ensure they remain a Covid-19 safe environment. Maintaining these standards and adhering to the guidelines allows OSLTC to continue to open and be fully supported and insured by the LTA.
We have completed risk assessments for all the tennis activity at Oxford Sports and you should see new signs around the venue and guidance to be followed when you come to club: there are hand sanitiser stations at each gate (please us before and after your tennis session), test and trace check in signs, the requirement to only enter the clubhouse for the toilet, to turn on the lights or for first aid and a a mask must be worn, to name a few. Please read below for further details and guidance.
Please do remember that undertaking any tennis activity with other people increases the potential risk of transmission. Please follow the guidelines.
Anyone attending Oxford Sports (including players, coaches, visitors, parents, guardians), should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any Covid-19 symptoms before leaving home.
No one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has any symptoms of Covid-19, currently recognised as any of the following: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.
Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow the NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.
To support the NHS and to adhere to UK Government law, Oxford Sports has to keep a temporary record of all those who have have been on site for the past 21 days.
On each entrance gate there are the NHS QR code posters with which you can use the NHS app on your mobile phone to check in to Oxford Sports venue. This is a mandatory requirement to be able to play tennis at Oxford Sports.
Unfortunately this app does not work with all mobile phones!
So at Oxford Sports there is an additional poster at each entrance gate which provides two alternative methods for using our own test and trace application.
The first option is to use the QR code from your mobile phone camera app and if that fails, option two is to just browse to our website address on the bottom of the poster.
Please ensure you check in using the NHS option first and if this fails one of the remaining two options.
Tier 4 Tennis This grid outlines a summary of the Government restrictions for tier 4 tennis in England. Where activity is listed as permitted, this may still be subject to additional restrictions and protocols – coaches, players and officials should therefore refer to the LTA’s full Covid-19 secure detailed guidance.
The government have confirmed that there is an exemption for outdoor group tennis activity for under 18s in Tier 4 areas.
Attendees must avoid social interaction and maintain social distancing at all times.
Here at Oxford Sports we have moved booking and payment for all coach led sessions online. Do email us about how to book if you are having issues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitions Junior LTA approved competitions (grade 2 to 6), team competitions and recreational competition can be played as long as they adhere to the LTA’s Return to Competition guidance.
Detailed guidance on the ‘Return to Competition for officials and competition organisers’ has been published here.
For junior competitions there should be only one parent or guardian accompanying the player and they should ideally spectate and remain in the car wherever possible.
A Safe Place to Play Tennis Oxford Sports LTC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. The club is committed to ensuring our safeguarding complies with government best practices and LTA requirements. A copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy along with our other welfare policies, including our codes of conduct, can be found on our website under the “About Us” section.
We hope you all remain safe and well, and enjoy your tennis.