Squash Courts and Gym are now Open
I am delighted that our squash courts which have been refurbished opened on Saturday 25th July. Great credit is due to Stacey Ross (Director of Squash) and their committee for the work that has been undertaken to improve the courts and open our facility on the first possible day, as well as to Dean Hughes who has organised the numerous maintenance and refurbishment works.
Our gym opened on Monday 27th July with a limitation on 5 users at any time and a booking system allowing one hour exercise periods. Some equipment is out of action to ensure the two metre distancing is observed and an increased cleaning protocol has been put in place. We shall be monitoring usage closely over the initial weeks. Prior to opening these activities, we have carried out a full risk assessment and are satisfied that our procedures are responsible, comply with the guidelines issued by the Government and most importantly, safeguard our members.
I regret that our changing rooms and showers continue to remain closed in accordance with the Government guidelines.
When we have Junior Camps on the cricket outfield, it would be appreciated if members could use the road or "tennis" path to access the Clubhouse, rather than walking directly through the groups of juniors. This is a requirement to comply with our operational guidelines.
I am sorry for those members who are isolating and unable to enjoy the facilities that are now open.
Sports Massage and Osteopath Services Available
Our Sports Massage and Osteopath services returned on Monday 27th July. You can book Robbie Milne (Sports massage) by calling him on 07768 741318 and Richard Searle (Osteopath services) on 07931 542317 or emailing him at email@example.com).
Bar Opening Extended and Tennis Floodlights Available
We have resumed normal bar opening hours, so the bar will be open till 10.30pm (Sundays 9.30pm). In addition, floodlights will be available on tennis courts from that day, with them finishing 30 minutes before the bar closure as normal. Please continue to observe the rules we have introduced and I hope you will be able to enjoy a drink on our balcony or downstairs in our “garden” as well as the weekend BBQ on days when the weather permits.
Our catering facility will continue to be limited to weekends, however we are constantly monitoring this situation. On Saturdays and Sundays the Clubhouse will be serving bacon, sausage and vegan butties from 9am to midday.
We continue to work through the requirements of our administration function. I am grateful to our staff for their willingness to assist and cover the tasks. With our push for more financial responsibility and recording being undertaken by sports committees, we have been able to make the position of Finance and Membership Co-ordinator redundant. I would like to record my thanks and gratitude to Janet Mullane. She has diligently worked for us for many years and really cared for all Clubhouse matters.
Jenny and Caroline, our Reception team, will be notifying members on a more regular basis of events at the Clubhouse through their Clubhouse News emails.