Reopening of Tennis

The Council will be reopening its tennis courts at Banbridge Leisure Centre and Lurgan Park on Friday, 7th August 2020 for public use. Appropriate Social Distancing and hygiene measures, along with amended booking and access arrangements have been put in place to ensure user safety at the courts.

Courts can be booked from Tuesday 4th August 2020

Banbridge Leisure Centre – Bookings can be made by contacting the Centre directly on 028 4062 8800. Payment must be made at the time of booking and can only be made by credit or debit card.

Lurgan Park – Bookings can be made via the getactiveabc.com/book link. Courts can only be booked 48 hours in advance of play.

Portadown Tennis Club, Edenvilla, Portadown – Anyone looking to book and play at Edenvilla, Portadown can contact Portadown Tennis Club on 07587638219 in order to make a booking.

(Please note this is not a Council controlled/managed facility).

We are not able to allow customers to simply turn up and play. Payment for use of the courts will be taken at the time of booking and can only be made by credit or debit card.

All players will be expected to provide contact details when booking the courts.

Phased Reopening of Tennis

FAQ on reopening

When will public tennis courts be reopening?

Tennis courts at Banbridge Leisure Centre, Lurgan Park and Portadown Tennis Club will reopen on Friday 7th August.

How do I book and pay for a court?

Courts can be booked from Tuesday 4 August 2020

Banbridge Leisure Centre – Bookings can be made by contacting the Centre directly on 028 4062 8800. Payment must be made at the time of booking and can only be made by credit or debit card.

Banbridge Leisure Centre – Time slots for which the courts can be booked are as follows:

Monday:  9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm

Tuesday: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 6pm, 7.30pm

Thursday: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm

Friday: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 7pm

Saturday: 1pm, 2.30pm

Sunday: 2pm, 3.30pm

Lurgan Park – Bookings can be made via the getactiveabc.com/book link. Courts can only be booked 48 hours in advance of play.

Lurgan Park – Time slots for which the courts can be booked are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 10 am, 11.30 am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm

Tuesday and Friday: 7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm, 7pm

Portadown Tennis Club, Edenvilla, Portadown – Anyone looking to book and play at Edenvilla, Portadown can contact Portadown Tennis Club on 07587638219 in order to make a booking.

(Please note this is not a Council controlled/managed facility).

We are not able to allow customers to simply turn up and play. Payment for use of the courts will be taken at the time of booking and can only be made by credit or debit card.

All players will be expected to provide contact details when booking the courts.

How much will it cost?

Banbridge Leisure Centre & Lurgan Park

Adult – £7.90

Junior – £5.00

Portadown Tennis Club

Adult – £10.00

Junior – £6.00

Who can use tennis courts?

Courts are available for anyone to book

How long can I book a court for?

Time slots for court bookings at Banbridge Leisure Centre & Lurgan Park are for I hour and Portadown Tennis Club for 1.5 hours.

Who can I play tennis with?

Play will be limited to singles or doubles where partners are from the same household.

Am I allowed to swap ends or shake hands? We are encouraging all players to avaoid changing ends, or if necessary to change ends by moving to the other end of the court via opposite ends of the net. Please do not shake hands or have any physical contact with other players and maintain social distancing at all times.

Will I be allowed to hire equipment?

Sorry but we are not able to hire any equipment such as tennis balls and tennis rackets until further notice. Where possible, please play with tennis balls that you have marked.

Guidance notes for the use of Public Tennis Courts.

To ensure you are ready to use the tennis courts safely, please read these simple instructions below:

  • Judge the risk of COVID-19 to you and your family before using the tennis courts.
  • Tennis courts are a shared space, used at your own risk.
  • If you or anyone in your family are unwell, please do not use the tennis courts.
  • Remember to social distance from people outside of your bubble.
  • Physical contact with anyone outside of your household is not permitted.
  • Do not share equipment (rackets, tennis balls for serving, towels, etc), and strong hand-hygiene practices should be in place before and after. Where possible, please play with tennis balls that you have marked. Make sure you have your own hand sanitiser with you before entering the tennis courts.
  • Arrive on time and enter the tennis court at time of booking. Keep social distance to players arriving or leaving the courts.
  • Play will be limited to singles only, or doubles where partners are from the same household.
  • No spectators or visitors other than one parent/guardian accompanying a child is permitted.
  • Refrain from eating while using the tennis courts.
  • Only use the tennis courts if you are actively playing and leave immediately after finishing. No hanging about!
  • If you are wearing any disposable PPE, please place in litter bins provided or take it home with you – LEAVE NO TRACE.
  • Wash your hands when you get home, avoid touching your face and take hand sanitiser with you to use while out if possible.

 

We hope you enjoy using the Tennis Courts, and thank you for helping to keep everyone safe by always following these simple instructions.  

Additional Guidelines

  • Use the toilet facilities before you leave home
  • Bring your own hydration with you.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser to the court & use regularly during the round.
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