Day 51 thoughts (13th May 2020): It has been emotional! Has it REALLY been 51 days?! If I raised a laugh or two, provoked a thought here or there, and maybe reminded you of a song you love and hadn't heard for ages, then I'm happy! I hope I won't be back!
A celebration for tennis at least!: Today's music to help you de-stress a little, and give your mind a precious few minutes break from the madness!
Day 51 track: Kool & the gang - Celebration
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HAWKER CLOSURE: FROM THIS SUNDAY WE ARE TRIALLING A SUNDAY ORGANISED MATCH SESSION FOR SQUAD LEVEL PLAYERS, AND ALSO INDIVIDUAL COACHING ON TUESDAY'S AND THURSDAY'S AFTER SCHOOL. THESE SESSIONS ARE ALL BY PRIVATE ARRANGEMENT. NEITHER HAWKER OR THE COURTS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME. HAWKER ARE WORKING TO RE-OPENING AS QUICKLY AS IS POSSIBLE, CHECK HERE FOR FURTHER UPDATES.
GROUP SESSIONS: THESE ARE NOW ALLOWED FOR GROUPS UP TO 5. AS HAWKER IS STILL CLOSED, WE ARE NOT EXPECTING TO BE ABLE TO OFFER GROUP SESSIONS FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE WEEKS. CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.
MATCHPLAY: WE ARE TRIALLING PRIVATELY ORGANISED MATCH SESSIONS ON SUNDAY'S FOR SQUAD LEVEL PLAYERS. IF THESE GO WELL, AND WE CAN SECURE FURTHER WEEKEND ACCESS TO THE COURTS, REGULAR MATCHPLAY SESSIONS WILL RESUME SOON. KEEP CHECKING HERE.
LTA/GOVERNMENT STATEMENT 1ST JUNE: SINGLES AND DOUBLES PLAY BETWEEN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLDS IS ALLOWED. COACHING WITH UP TO 6 PEOPLE ON A COURT (INCLUDING THE COACH) IS NOW ALLOWED, SUBJECT TO VENUE'S ABILITY TO DO SO IN A SAFE MANNER. Latest advice from LTA can be found here.
COMPETITIONS: PREMIER TEAM TENNIS 2020 HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED YET! An Autumn schedule is on the table if allowed. All LTA competitions have been cancelled until 28th June 2020, including county team tennis. All age groups of Team Tennis have now been cancelled.
REFUNDS+CREDITS: All cancelled classes for the Winter term, from Friday 20th March 5.45pm onwards, will be carried over to next term, or whenever we are able to re-start the classes. All Matchplay credits will remain active. Any questions, please ask.
Do look after yourselves, help older people if you can, keep smiling, and keep finding reasons to enjoy every day despite the shocking times we are in. My message to anyone who is worried or stressed: Focus your attention on all the ways that this crisis could end up being good for you and your family, both right now and in the long run.
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