|Information for Club members about Courts 1 & 2
At the AGM in April it was outlined that the club had plans to hire out some of our courts to non-members, but only at non-peak times. We then sent out an email to members on 7th June explaining what was planned.
The benefits to the Club of hiring out courts at non-peak times are threefold:-
1. It will help build and maintain our relationship with the local community
2. It will help generate further income to the club in order for us to undertake further development activities which will greatly benefit the club and its members, such as floodlighting for courts 1 & 2
3. It will assist with the opening up of new funding avenues (including some funding already received from the LTA) which will enable projects to be undertaken to further enhance the club's facilities.
In line with these plans, would members please be aware that, with effect from Monday 11th July 2016, we will be going live with the facility for non-members to hire courts 1 & 2 at designated non-peak times during the week.
Anyone hiring these courts will enter the courts using the new access gate on the Norley Road side of the courts. They will enter on a keypad at this gate a booking code that they have been given when booking online through ClubSpark and paying online via GoCardless. Their booking code will cease to function at the end of their hire period. At the end of the hire period, hirers should exit the courts promptly via the Norley Road side gate.
We intend that non-members hiring our courts will have access only to courts 1 & 2. To prevent non-members accessing other areas of the Club’s premises, a mechanical keypad lock will be installed on the inside of the court 1 gate adjacent to the clubhouse. Members will be given the code for this lock which they will need to use whenever exiting from courts 1 & 2 via this gate. Additionally, a large sign will be positioned on the inside of this gate alerting non-members to the access restrictions and making it clear that they are not expected to use this gate.
A schedule showing the times of the week during which non-members may hire courts 1 & 2 is shown on our Club website. You can see this schedule by visiting www.cuddingtontennis.org.uk clicking on the 'court booking for non-members' tab where you will find the schedule. The times of the week when these courts are available for hire are shown as ‘priority for pay and play’.
Should you arrive at the Club during one of the designated court hire periods and find that, at that time, courts 1 & 2 are being used by non-members who have hired these courts, please arrange to play on an alternative court.
Also, should you be playing on courts 1 & 2 during one of the designated court hire periods and find that, at that time, non-members who have hired these courts arrive to play, please arrange to vacate these courts promptly and continue your match on an alternative court.
The Committee will be regularly reviewing the pattern of usage of our courts so, during a designated court 1 & 2 hire period, should you experience any problems in finding an alternative court to play on, please let us know.
If we find over time that these initial court hire arrangements are adversely impacting on the opportunities for our members to play when they would like to, we will of course make any necessary changes to the schedule for court hire.
Your co-operation with these arrangements is greatly appreciated!