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Spring Tennis Starting Under New NSW Covid Restrictions

Hi Tennis Fans, 
hope you’re all well, rested and mentally holding it together after this extended lockdown. The good news – it seems the New freedoms for vaccinated first step on state roadmap out of COVID
is that for LGAs not of concern in Greater Sydney, we can resume group exercise in maximum groups of 5 from 13th. On this basis and pending any further restriction advice – we’ll open up for social again from Wednesday 15th Sep. 
We’ll use the same registration process for Wednesday Night (7 – 9 pm) and Sunday (9 -11 am) sessions and hopefully extend hours in October as we get more players returning. 
One condition of the new restrictions is that every player must be fully vaccinated from Covid – that’s 2 jabs – “jab jab, BiPhi, Biaz” but fully vaxxed is the requirement and we’ll ask you to confirm this in each booking form. 
We’ll keep courts to groups of 4 for 1 hour sessions and maximum of 5 for 2 hour sessions and we wont mix groups. The booking form links below have some options to select preferred playing partners and offer any feedback – we just ask for your email / phone for any responses/confirmations and we’ll do our best to accommodate. Very important to please confirm with John on this email or 0422 294 358 any changes or issues prior to and after playing groups are set. 
Booking forms for Wednesday 15th Sep 7  – 9 – Link here
Booking form for Sunday 19th Sep 9  -11 am Link here
PS: Discussion on comps timing and credits for subs paid since July will come when things settle back down to some sort of normalcy. 
cheers folks and really looking forward to getting back for some good social tennis
John and Mel x

Rules of Play During COVID-19 Restrictions

Message from Wendy Sullivan:
The order of play for Sunday is as follows:- 
Two people to a court playing “Busselton Singles”. 
Busselton Singles is playing cross-court using half the  court from the middle to sidelines including tram lines, as if you were playing doubles.
Each player has two serves,  when everyone has completed 4 games players rotate one court clockwise. No change of ends on serve.
While waiting for all games to be completed, players must remain on court and maintain social distancing.
Your session will last for 1hr +25minutes and there will be 8 or 9 players per session. If 9 players, one person sits out each rotation on reaching court 4 and re-enters onto court 4 at the next rotation. Danni, Melinda and  Ray will facilitate. The order of play is as follows:-
The first group please be at the Centre by 9am ready for play at 9:05.
Court 1. Julia and Ajay; Court 2. Ray and Alan; Court 3. Danny and Anthony; Court 4. Dave and Danni; Melinda to sit off.  Please finish play by 10:25 and leave promptly after using hand sanitiser.
Second group to be at centre at 10:30 ready for play by 10:35. Court 1. Lindsay and James; Court 2. Elaine and Marie; Court 3. Charlie and Michelle; Court 4. Shane and Roy; Wendy sit off.
Finish play by 11:55, please leave promptly after sanitising.

Ning is commencing Ramadan but may make a guest appearance, we wish her well.
Could EVERYONE please email within 24/24 with feedback . 🎾🤔🤚😃🎾eg. Are you happy with the format, will you be playing on a regular Sunday? Any other suggestions welcome. As tennis is one of the few sports we can play at present, the courts are proving very popular and need to be booked a week ahead at least.  
Good luck everyone for a fun day .
We are hoping it won’t be all that long before we can get back to doubles. This is our first step.      Wendy   😃👋🎾