Lockdown 2: Courts to close

November 4, 2020

The Government has announced new restrictions for England to be implemented from Thursday November 5 to Wednesday December 2, 2020.

Unless anything changes we will unfortunately have to lock the courts as from Thursday morning and all bookings from that date will have to be cancelled.

Any coaching arrangements made during this period will also need to be cancelled.

Queens Park Tennis Club will seek to re-open the courts at the earliest opportunity.

The LTA are continuing to put their case for opening up tennis. Scott Lloyd of the LTA said: “Despite the strong case we and many of you have put forward to Government, we are sorry to confirm that the new restrictions being introduced from tomorrow mean you will not be allowed to play tennis in England for the duration of the national lockdown, as a result of the closure of all outdoor tennis courts as well as indoor facilities.

“We believe that if people are being encouraged to take part in exercise during lockdown and are allowed to meet someone else from a different household for a socially distanced walk, they should have been able to play tennis against each other on either side of a net.
The physical and mental health benefits of tennis to participants are high, whilst the risk from the sport is incredibly low.
Despite these arguments the Government has decided that tennis courts should close.

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