We hope you are keeping safe and healthy during these challenging times.
YLTC is working towards limited re-opening tomorrow May 18th. In order to reopen safely all members will be required to adhere to the new Code of Conduct prepared in line with HSE & Tennis Ireland guidelines please see below. Posters of the code are also attached and will be displayed at the club.
Part of the HSE / Tennis Ireland re-opening criteria is that entry will be strictly restricted to current members only.
If you have paid your membership via online banking please let the membership secretary know on 087 947 7097 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The club will not be in a position to allow non payed up members access to the club. All players will be required to book courts via the online court booking system. A link for sign up will be provided by the membership secretary or the club captain to all current members.
Looking forward to getting Back Playing!
Code of Conduct for re-opening May 18th: As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, Youghal Lawn Tennis Club has instigated a specic Code of Conduct for our
operations during this period. We will be complying with the Tennis Ireland guidelines to ensure our members are safe.
The guidelines can be seen here: www.tennisireland.ie/…/…/covid-19-return-to-tennis-guidance/
Please see below a summary of the new protocols for our club. Only members who agree to abide by the guidelines
below will be permitted to play. If you are found to be in breach of the guidelines you will be asked to leave the premises.
YOU MUST STAY AT HOME IF YOU:
• Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
• Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
• Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell;
• Live outside a 5km radius of the club;
• Check with your GP prior to playing if you are in a high-risk health category
• Ensure we have up-to-date contact details for you in case contact tracing is required. Please ensure that a
completed Membership Form has been returned to the Membership Secretary either via post or e-mail. Only
current, paid-up members will be permitted to play. Facilities for phased payment of membership subscriptions
ATTENDING TENNIS ACTIVITIES:
• Only members will be able to play during this phase and all players must pre-book their court
• Please book your court by using the online booking system. All player names must be included on the booking.
Members can get a link from email@example.com or 087 240 8097
• Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court;
• One parent/guardian must accompany any player under 18 years;
• Play is limited to singles only during this phase of the reopening. The only exception for doubles is if playing
partners are from the same household;
• Players should arrive ready to play as there will be no access to dressing rooms or toilets during this phase. The
Clubhouse remains closed for this phase;
TO PROTECT AGAINST INFECTION:
• Although we will be providing hand sanitiser, please also ensure you have your own supply;
• Please sanitise your hands immediately after opening the main club gate;
• Players must refrain from handshakes and high fives;
• Keep 2 metres away from other people at all times;
• Do not share food, towels, equipment or drinks;
• Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue in your own bag and bring them home with you;
• Try not to touch any surfaces, but if you do sanitise your hands as soon as possible;
• Change ends at opposite sides of the net.
• Use two sets of clearly marked tennis balls. These should be alternated for serving with each player only
touching their individual tennis balls;
• Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the
• Remain apart from other players when taking a break;
• Once play has finished players should leave the club promptly;
• If a player becomes unwell after playing, they should first contact their GP/HSE and then inform the club on this
number: 0862634378. The club will then follow advice provided to them by the HSE on the next steps;
• We ask that members remind other members of the guidelines, in a gentle way, when they witness poor
practices. Repeated poor practice should be reported to the club immediately.
Our measures and procedures are under constant review and updated as advice from government, health authorities
and Tennis Ireland evolves in line with the gradual lifting of social restrictions.