Club Members will, of course, be aware that the country will be in lockdown mode for four weeks from this Thursday (5 November) until Wednesday 2 December. Hopefully the lockdown will cease on 3rd December, but even then we are likely to be placed under one of the three tier restrictions currently in place. Hopefully London will remain in Tier 2, so competitive club play can recommence.
Subject to the White Paper being agreed unamended in Parliament tomorrow, then I am afraid that all Tennis will be suspended for the duration of the lockdown. The four club courts will therefore be padlocked from dusk tomorrow and members will not be able to open the court doors using their existing key.
Please stay away from the Sports Club premises during the lockdown. The bar will close after tomorrow evening with bar staff being furloughed.
I trust that you and your family stay safe during these difficult times. I shall write again once the national situation changes for the better – hopefully the 3rd December.