Care of club and club rules – PLEASE READ

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL MEMBERS
PLEASE READ.

I find it unfortunate but necessary, to write to all Members concerning a number of issues/complaints which now need to be rectified with immediate effect.

These issues are very serious and if not adhered to, will result in the loss of facilities or even Membership.

1) RAKING CLAYRITE COURTS.
When play is finished on clayrite courts, they must be fully raked from the perimeter of the court to the centre. NO EXCEPTIONS, other than during exceptional heavy rainfall. When finishing Clubnights all courts have to be fully swept.
Failure to comply may lead to the abandonment of Clubnight all together.

2) SECURING CLUB FACILITIES AND GROUNDS.
All courts including Practice Court must be locked after use and if you are the last one to leave the Club you must padlock the front gate.

3)TOILETS
Toilet doors need to be shut and locked after use, there are two toilets: Ladies and Gents. The Ladies toilets are under no circumstances to be used by Males it is totally unacceptable and unhygienic.
Covid -19 awareness ( Please! Sanitise after use with spray and bleach provided)
(Toilet Rolls and hand sanitiser have been stolen from toilets which have been left open) We have also had reports of use by unauthorised members of the Public walking into the grounds and using the facilities. (Further risk of Covid Transferral)

4) LITTER.
All litter must be taken home. We seem to have an unpleasant element, that believe they can behave in a disgusting manner by throwing down their used tissues, leave behind, bottles, cans,ball canisters and general rubbish even hide rubbish in the floodlight cabinets. I am sure that the majority of members are as disgusted as I am with this type of filthy behaviour, especially considering the current Covid climate.
If anyone is found or reported littering The Club grounds, they will now be in danger of losing their membership.

5) BOOKING AND CANCELLATION OF COURTS
All courts have to be pre-booked using the Clubspark booking system and can be booked up to a maximum of 2 hours per session, any extended period will need to be authorised by an official of the Club.
If you are unable to attend your booking: YOU MUST CANCEL THE COURT!
Failure to comply will result in your booking facility being withdrawn.

6) Booking of Organised Events (Social Track n Trace)
If you wish to attend our organised social events you must book in and register, preferably a minimum of a day prior to attending, spaces are very limited so don’t miss out!
Booking is achieved by signing into Clubspark and going to the coaching section of the menu, then scroll down until you find the event you wish to attend. Click on event and follow guidance, if successful you will receive a confirmation email.

7) SMOKING
Smoking of cigarettes or electronic vape devices is not permitted within the Club grounds.

8) HAND SANITISING
There are hand sanitisers outside all court main entrances, please use prior to play and after play. Protect yourself and others.

The Club is managed by a very small number of volunteers who do their utmost to ensure our facilities are kept up to standard and improving the Club wherever possible. They are not expected and will not clear up other Members filthy mess.

If any Member/Members are found ignoring the above: The Officials of the Club have now agreed that severe action will be taken against the person/persons abusing the rules.
I would urge Members to notify Club Officials if they witness any of the above disgraceful abuse.

PLEASE RESPECT MEMBERS, YOUR CLUB AND OUR LOVELY GROUNDS.

Let’s have a Clean, tidy Club and grounds that we can all be proud of and enjoy!

Best Wishes

Chris

Chris Harwood
Chairman MLTC
16/9/20

Margate Lawn Tennis Club