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  1. Hello everyone. The LTA has updated its advice for venues, players and coaches.

    As from Monday 1 June six people will be allowed on the courts at any one time i.e. one doubles game and one singles game. There will be no more than six people allowed inside the gate at any one time.

    Steve will continue to run a court booking system to ensure there are only six people playing at any one time.

    Members are STRONGLY recommended to read the LTA website - “Return To Managed Play - Advice To Players” before playing.

    Please will members booked in to play bring and use their own hand sanitiser.

    Happy tennis, we’re slowly getting there!

  2. Great to see tennis being played again at HPTC!

    The booking system is working well and the courts are being well used. A downpour would reduce the swirling clay and although Steve has been using the sprinklers to dampen down, the effect is minimal in this mild, windy weather. 


    Michel is offering private lessons from Saturday 30 May at HPTC if you are interested. Please click here for more information.

    Please contact our Club Secretary if you wish to book.

  3. LTA guidelines based on government regulations now say that we can make a cautious return to tennis.

    HPTC will open its doors on Wednesday 13 May with the following provisos:

    • Our normal tennis timetable will be disbanded for now
    • One singles game only at a time unless the people involved are from a single household group i.e. a family.
    • The courts must be booked in advance with Steve Orchard on 01625 630087 or 07725 848829. Steve will open the clubhouse and the court gates and these must only be closed and locked by him at the end of each day to minimise the risk of infection.
    • Two hour slots will be available each day of the week from 10am - 6pm.
    • All players booking a court must have paid their membership fees for this season. Potential new members please contact either Steve on one of the above numbers or the Chair whose number is on the website.
    • The Clubhouse will be open for members to use the toilets and hand wash basins only and to have access to the first aid kit. The kitchen area remains out of bounds to minimise the risk of infection.
    • Tennis balls will be found in the shed. Please return these after your game.



    • Bring sanitiser for personal use.
    • Wear gloves.
    • And finally, don't forget to sweep the courts after use and ENJOY your tennis.


    As this situation may change as time goes on please keep checking our website regularly for further information and updates.

  4. Our courts are looking superb and will be ready to use once the Government gives us the green light to do so. 

    Two of our members have been working hard on the allotment area and lots of different vegetables have been planted. 

    We are closely following LTA advice and when, and only when, the Government sat that tennis can resume will our club open. 

    It has been suggested that members of the same household may be able to play certain group sports, but again we will wait for clarification from the LTA before moving frward with this. 

    We hope you are all safe and well and looking forward to some great tennis in the future. 

    We will post regular updates to keep you all informed.