From Thursday 14th May, the club courts may be used as follows

  • Play will continue to be limited to Club Members only, but they now can play club members of other bubbles. So more members are now released to be able to play tennis again.
  • Because of the current Government decree of a 10 person limit to a group, there will be no organised club days ( Wed evening and Sun afternoon) where we typically can get 30 people attending.
  • Members should therefore arrange their own private games with fellow members.
  • The floodlights will be turned on during Wednesday and Thursday evening to extend the opportunity for club members to organise a private game.
  • It is critical that each and every time you enter the court that you complete the club electronic ‘contact tracing’ form. A link to the contact tracing form is displayed on the home page of the club website at https://wgptennis.co.nz
  • The courts will not be open to the general public, as we will not be able to contact trace members of the public.
  • The gate nearest to the clubhouse will be accessible via a combination padlock. The combination lock has been emailed to all club members.
  • Players must provide their own equipment, including tennis balls.
  • Players must continue to use sanitiser when entering and exiting the courts. Hand sanitiser will be positioned near the clubhouse gate.
  • Social distancing must be maintained – that is a discipline likely to be with us for a long time.
  • The clubhouse will remain closed – although it may be opened for members to use the toilet facilities on Wednesday / Thursday evenings or Sunday afternoon.
  • The clubhouse bar will remain closed.
  • Parent’s of Junior members, are able to play with their children.
  • If the courts become full, please give precedence to juniors in the morning and seniors in the afternoon.
  • Our club coaches will be able to restart their coaching programmes ( tennis aerobics etc) with a maximum of 10 people, contact tracing and suitable distancing all in place.

As more information becomes available the club website will be updated. The hope is that with a successful period of adherence to Alert Level 2 across NZ, that the limit of only 10 people gathering together will be relaxed. Realistically the club is targeting the beginning of June for when organised club days can restart, and the bar can reopen, albeit with social distancing in place.