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Keeping you safe on court

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The health, wellbeing and safety of our members is our number one priority. We have introduced new procedures to keep everyone safe, well and active when playing tennis, squash and badminton at our clubs.

Frequently Asked Questions - Racquets

> Indoor Tennis & Racquets Sports

> Outdoor Tennis

 

Indoor Tennis

The following FAQs are based on the guidance supplied by the LTA and UKActive. They are therefore subject to change, and we will update as soon as new guidance is available

When will indoor tennis courts be reopening?

Our indoor tennis courts are now open in all Clubs. We have also opened indoor badminton and squash courts.

Are all courts open?

The majority of our courts are open, however, at some clubs we have temporarily taken a tennis court out of use to create additional gym space.

Are there restrictions on who I can play with?

In Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, you may play doubles or singles indoors with players from other households.

In Clubs in Republic of Ireland, you may play singles tennis with players from other households. You may play doubles tennis, as long as doubles pairings are formed from the same household or bubble.

How do I book a court?

As usual, all court bookings should be made via the David Lloyd Clubs website or mobile app. We are not able to allow members to simply turn up and play.

Please note, courts are bookable at certain times with all availability corresponding as shown on the mobile app.

Who can use tennis courts?

Courts are available for members aged 5 and above that have access to racquets facilities as part of their membership.

How long can I book a court for?

Bookings for singles sessions can be made for 55 mins, or 85 mins (85 mins sessions only available outside times of high demand).

Bookings for doubles sessions can be made for 55 mins, 85 min or 115 mins (115 mins sessions only available outside times of high demand).

Why are all sessions reduced by 5 minutes?

We have introduced a 5 minute turnaround window to ensure the safety of those entering and exiting the court. Please be mindful of this when starting and finishing your playing time.

Am I allowed to borrow equipment?

Sorry, but we are not able to loan any equipment such as tennis balls and tennis racquets until further notice. You will be able to purchase new tennis balls in the club. Where possible, please play with tennis balls that you have marked.  

Group sessions and Tennis Lessons

Can I book Allstars for my child?

Yes, our Allstars group coaching programme is now available.

Are adult group coaching sessions available?

Adult group tennis lessons are now available indoors. All adult group sessions will finish 5 minutes earlier than advertised to allow the safe transition of players off the court.

Are individual lessons with a coach available?

Yes, adults and children may have a private lesson with one of our Tennis Coaches at the club. This should be booked directly with the individual coach. Lessons are 55 minutes in duration and are payment should be made directly to the coach. 

Badminton

Are badminton courts open?

Yes, Badminton courts are now open in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Are there restrictions on who I can play with?

In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, both singles play and doubles play is permitted with people from other households.

Will coaching sessions be available?

Yes, in England 1:1 adult and child coaching are available, as well as group coaching sessions for children. 

Squash

Are squash courts open?

Yes, squash courts are now open in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Do I have to play with members of my household or family?

In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland you may play with players from other households.

Will coaching sessions be available?

Yes, in England 1:1 adult and child coaching is available, as well as group coaching sessions for children. 

Padel

Are Padel courts be open?

Yes, Padel courts are now open in England. 

Are there restrictions on who I can play with?

Members are able to play singles or doubles indoors with players from other households.

Outdoor Tennis

Are all courts open?

Our outdoor tennis courts are now open in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Are there any restrictions on who I can play with outdoors?

Players may play singles or doubles tennis on our outdoor tennis courts.

How do I book a court?

As usual, all court bookings should be made via the David Lloyd Clubs website or mobile app. To ensure we keep everybody safe and are able to manage our capacity, we are not able to allow members to simply turn up and play. Please note, courts are bookable at certain times, with all availability corresponding to that shown on the mobile app.

Who can use outdoor tennis courts?

Anyone with a membership that includes tennis is able to book and play on our outdoor courts.

How long can I book a court for?

Bookings for singles sessions can be made for 55 mins, or 85 mins (85 mins sessions only available outside times of high demand). Bookings for doubles sessions can be made for 55 mins, 85 min or 115 mins (115 mins sessions only available outside times of high demand). Find out more and download the app here

Why are all sessions reduced by 5 minutes?

We have introduced a 5 minute turnaround window to ensure the safety of those entering and exiting the court. Please be mindful of this when starting and finishing your playing time.

Am I allowed to swap ends or shake hands?

We are encouraging all players to avoid changing ends, or if necessary to change ends by moving to the other end of the court via opposite ends of the net. Please don't shake hands or have any physical contact with other players, and maintain social distancing at all times.

Am I allowed to borrow equipment?

Sorry but we are not able to loan any equipment such as tennis balls and tennis racquets until further notice. Where possible, please play with tennis balls that you have marked.

Group sessions and Tennis Lessons

Are any group tennis lessons or classes available outdoors?

We are running adult group tennis lessons outdoors and have amended the capacity of the groups where necessary to comply with Government and LTA guidelines.

All adult group sessions will finish 5 minutes earlier than advertised to allow the safe transition of players off the court.

AllStars Junior group tennis sessions take place on the indoor courts. 

Are individual lessons with a coach available?

Yes, you may have a private lesson with one of our Tennis Coaches at the club. This should be booked directly with the individual coach. Lessons are 55 minutes in duration and payment should be made directly to the coach.

  

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Stay safe, stay active

If you are planning a visit to a Club, please keep the following in mind:
  • We are closely following government guidelines and working with UKActive, and we will amend our procedures in line with any changes to regulations.
  • Please do not come to the club if you feel unwell and let us know if you or anyone in your household develop Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Help keep yourself safe by wiping down equipment before and after use and washing your hands frequently.
  • All members over 12 years must wear a face covering when inside the building unless you are exempt.
  • Please bring your own towel, yoga mat and water bottle.
  • Please keep social distancing in mind at all times, and leave plenty of space between yourself and other members.
  • Download the David Lloyd mobile app - you'll need to use it to book all classes, courts and kids classes.
  • Please be patient, polite and observe all notices, but of course if you have feedback do let us know.