Stay safe, stay active

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 using our pool and spa facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions - Racquets

The LTA, UK Active and UK Government may provide further updates to the rules for playing tennis which we will update here.

Tennis

Will all courts be open?

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

Are there any restrictions on who I can play with?

Adults from the same household or bubble are permitted to play tennis indoors in England.

How do I book a court?

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

Please note, courts will be 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 on full membership packages (or equivalent) 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 by providing adequate time for social distancing to be maintained. Please be mindful of this when starting and finishing your playing time.

Who can I play tennis with indoors?

We are currently awaiting confirmation from the LTA as to who can play on our indoor courts from 12th April.

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.

Will I be 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. We are also asking members not to bring towels onto tennis courts.

Group sessions and Tennis Lessons

Will there be any group tennis lessons or classes available?

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.

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. We are able to allow a maximum of 2 people (plus the coach) per private lesson.

Padel

Are Padel courts open?

Yes, our Padel courts are now open.

Are there restrictions on who I can play with?

Members are able to play singles or doubles with members from the same household or bubble. 1:1 coaching will also be allowed. 

 

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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.
  • Do not remove cleaning materials/hand sanitiser from the Club.
  • 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 Harbour Club 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 for us please directly contact us.