I am extremely pleased to confirm that club plans to resume club nights on Monday 28th June (subject to restrictions and continuation of government roadmap) and I hope to see as many of you as possible on court. We do still have to await further updates from the government between now and 21 June so we will reconfirm the date closer to then, but please put the date of 28 June in your dairy and keep your fingers crossed.
When you come along you will see procedures in place to help protect you from the spread of Covid – hand sanitiser applicators and name recording on arrival and social distancing off the court, which we know you will all respect, and I believe it goes without saying that if you feel unwell in any way, please don’t come that week. In addition to what the government has to say we do also have to liaise with Farmors School. We know that we will NOT be able to play Monday 12 July, but we are hoping we may be able to play on Bank Holiday Monday’s should the demand from the members be there.
As a thank you for your subscriptions during 2019 (for which Covid 19 halted play), and in line with Badminton England, we are offering club membership extension until 1st November 2021.
Now that we’re cautiously getting back to a sense of normality, the committee has reviewed the club’s financial year and agreed to change it to the start of the playing year. Previously it was June, and now we shall bring the year in line with Badminton England and membership season, starting 1 November.
Re-joining fees for the year ahead will remain unchanged at £50 for adults and £30 for students and juniors. Nearer the time we will email you to request payment of the annual fee for the period November 2021-October 2022. Playing fees also remain unchanged at £5 for the two hours on club nights.
We have all missed playing our favourite racket sport and chatting to other club members so do come along during the summer period and ‘re-acquaint’ yourself with the pleasure and exercise gained from our Monday nights. Just one word of caution though as the risk of injury on court or niggling aches and pains following extensive lay off are higher than normal, please make sure you warm up arm and leg muscles prior to play. To help you we’ve put together some simple and effective exercises to minimise the risk, just click on this link,
So pick up your racket, dust it down and come along on 28 June.
On behalf of the committee