Coronavirus – 14th July

14th July

*Pre attendance symptom check

Anyone attending a venue (including players, coaches, staff and any other visitors), should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home.

No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19, currently recognised as any of the following: – A high temperature – A new, continuous cough – A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste.

Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.

*we need to remind you that undertaking any activity, including tennis, has the potential for increased risk of transmission of COVID-19, and we advise attendees to read the Government’s guidance on staying safe outside your home

*To support NHS Test and Trace, we have to keep a temporary record of all those on site for 21 days, so it is vital that you book the courts via Clubspark and don’t just turn up to play.


Before you come please book a court online – do not just turn up.

Please take extra care if stray balls from adjacent courts come across onto your court and use your feet or racket to send them back.


Please sweep the courts and use the line flickers but ensure you use the hand sanitiser provided beforehand.


You can now play singles or doubles with anyone including from a different household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible. When playing doubles try and agree in advance which player will take the shot if it goes down the centre.

Individual groups should not interact with anyone outside of the group they are attending the venue with (eg players on another court or another coaching group)

If anyone develops symptoms of Covid-19 please follow the Government’s ‘test and trace’ guidelines, which can be found at


Please use hand sanitiser, preferably your own, on entering the club. Please bring your own water if possible.

The clubhouse is only to be used for access to the lights, first aid kit, defibrillator  and visitor’s book/fee box. Please do not use the kitchen facilities. Only one person to be in the clubhouse at a time. Also please do not congregate on patio but go straight onto court.


We have an outside tap if you need drinking water but better to bring your own.


Players do not need to bring their own marked balls however if using shared balls take extra care not to touch your face and use sanitiser before and after play.


During play please do not shake hands and you may want to avoid changing ends.


Please use hand sanitiser BEFORE entering the toilet. Wash hands as normal after.


The net heights are fixed, there’s no need to adjust.

Lights can now be used. Tokens are available from the usual place-DJ Sports


Please take your rubbish home.


We are only using the main access gate, the front gate to Court 1 and the side gate to court 5. Please leave the gates open where possible unless you are the last to leave the premises in which case lock the main access gate.

The normal visitor policy, where members can sign in a visitor up to three times a year, is resumed.  Please ensure you sign them in the visitor’s book in the clubhouse and put £4 (£2 for juniors) in the visitors fee box.


30th June – Small groups coaching update

As the coaching team have now started a 4 week tennis term for group tennis, we are also now very happy to take bookings for private group lessons of a max of 4 people from different households. Again, for the time being, it will be members only having access to the coaching, but these sessions would be great for teams getting back in to a competitive environment or friends looking for some exercise and a higher step count!

Please contact the coaches directly if you’re keen, or contact if you have any questions at all regarding anything to do with the coaching.

22nd June – Coaching Update

ADS Tennis are happy to say that we are starting the regular programme, including ADULT/JUNIOR COACHING and TUESDAY STARTER DRILLS on Monday 29th June. The programme will run for 4 weeks and will have a few changes attached to it. You are being sent this email as you had a place on last terms tennis programme. Details are below.

  1. All groups will be a max of 4 people.
  2. All sessions will be one hour in duration.
  3. The programme attached is similar to last terms tennis but some of the courses are shorter in duration.
  4. The courses will last for 4 weeks at a cost of £40.
  5. All Drills sessions will be £10 and PRE BOOKED ONLY.
  6. All coaching will be for CLUB MEMBERS ONLY for this 4 week term. This is a temporary condition under current Covid-19 guidelines.
  7. This term will be for Mini Orange (8 years) and above ONLY. We will not be running any Munchkin or Red groups.
  8. Within the 1 hour period will also be a ‘buffer period’ to allow for the safe exit and entrance of all players.

If you are currently not a member of the club but wish to join to access the coaching, it can all be done online at and click on the membership tab. 

What To Do Now

  1. Ensure that you are a member of the club or join.
  2. Have a good look at the programme offered.
  3. Email back asap to let me know that you would like to take part in the coaching programme.

17th June – Drills Update

ADS Tennis are excited to announce that we are beginning a phased return to coach lead group sessions on court. Phase One will be drills sessions and  Phase Two will be coaching sessions for older children and adults.

DRILLS (All sessions will Members ONLY)

Available sessions will be:-

Monday – 19.00-20.00 Advanced Drills, Two Groups of 4 players

20.00-21.00 Advanced Drills, Two Groups of 4 players

Friday – 9.00-10.00 Starter Drills, Two groups of 4 players

10.00-11.00 Advanced Drills, Two Groups of 4 players

11.00-12.00 Advanced Drills, Two groups of 4 players

Saturday – 9.00-10.00 Advanced Drills, Two Groups of 4 players

10.00-11.00 Advanced Drills, Two Groups of 4 players

All Drills sessions will involve 2 courts with 4 players on each, and one coach per court. Social distancing will still be observed at all times.

All drills sessions will be held on the clay courts.

Costs… Each session will be £10 for the hour and MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE SESSION IS TAKEN.

BACS Details

ADS Tennis LTD

Please give a CLEAR reference for the payment.

When do they Start?

Week Starting 22nd JUNE 2020

What to Do Next…

Email to confirm that you wish to take part in drills. Please add in your preferred email and mobile numbers. Let us know the preferred days and time slots. We will run a rolling list each week offering spaces out based on day and time requests. Please note that we may not always be able to offer you the exact time slot that you require but will always endeavour to allocate the correct day. If you don’t get on one week, you will be higher on the list for the next week. You will be contacted by email and text and must reply ASAP to confirm your place and PAY before the session.


 If for whatever reason you cannot then attend, please let us know immediately so that we may offer the place out to the next member on the list. If we can fill your place, you will be given a credit for another session. If we cannot fill the place unfortunately no refund will be available. In the case of cancellations due to poor weather, refunds will be given.

Really looking forward to seeing you all back on the drills court very soon!!

The ADS Tennis Team


Finally thank you for all your support and kind words showing your appreciation for the committee in managing the operation of the club during these tricky times. I firmly believe that this has been made so much easier by the willingness and support from all the club members. So thank you!