Following the Government announcement on Monday, we are delighted to confirm that from 19th July, we will be increasing capacity in the pools, fitness classes and gym and reducing the requirement to book in some key areas. 

However, as the infection rate continues to rise, the virus still poses a risk to members, staff and our club.  We will therefore be taking a phased return to normal operations over the coming weeks with the following measures remaining in place: 

  • It will be mandatory for staff to wear masks within the club and we would encourage members to do the same to ensure we all remain safe.
  • Some element of booking will remain at key points throughout the day and where there is no booking required staff will have the authority to take action if there is the risk of overcrowding.
  • We continue to encourage members to sanitise hands regularly, take temperature checks and respect that many members will want to continue to follow social distancing
  • Self-isolate if you have symptoms, have tested positive, had contact with someone with COVID-19 or have been told to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace.
  • We also encourage members to access and use the free, regular, rapid COVID-19 home testing kits. 

Only by us all acting with the knowledge that the virus is still a risk to us all, will we work together to keep everyone safe.

The all important changes which will come into effect next week are outlined below:

Tennis, Squash and Racketball
The measures currently in place for tennis, squash and racketball will remain in place, including the requirement to book social tennis.  Guidelines will be reviewed in September.

Gym and Fitness Classes
More of our gym equipment will be relocated to the gym floor and more of the existing equipment brought back into use.  The MyCourts booking system will remain in place and capacity per session will be increased to 20 spaces plus instructors and staff.

We continue to require members to sanitise equipment after use.

Fitness classes will continue to take place on indoor tennis court 7 and cycling classes in the studio on the top floor of the clubhouse.

Class capacity will increase to 30 for non equipment classes on court 7 and 20 in the studio. Aqua Aerobics will be increased to 22 spaces. Classes will continue to be available via Zoom.

Over the summer, the current timetable may be modified slightly each week dependent upon staff holiday and the availability of external cover.  We recommend that you view the classes available on MyCourts.

We will be gathering members’ feedback over the next few weeks and will be launching a new timetable for September, by which time more staff will have been recruited and existing staff trained in various disciplines so that they can support each other more effectively. 

Pools, Sauna, Steam Room and Spa
Swimming from the 22nd July to the 5th September

We will trial the following timetable during July and August and based on feedback review for September and the return to school.  Members will be required to pre-book lanes at the specified times listed below.  All bookable slots will be for 30 minutes.

Monday to Friday

  • Members are required to pre-book lanes at the following times:
    7am to 9.30am
    12 midday to 2pm
    6.30pm to 9pm

    Booking is not required between 9.30am to 12 midday and 2pm to 6.30pm subject to lessons and group activities taking place in the indoor pool. See below.


  • Members are required to pre-book lanes at the following times:
    8am to 10am
    5pm to 8pm

    Booking is not required between 10am to 5pm subject to lessons and group activities taking place in the indoor pool. See below.


  • Members are required to pre-book lanes at the following times:
    8am to 10am
    5pm to 7pm

    Booking is not required between 10am to 5pm subject to lessons and group activities taking place in the indoor pool. See below.

INDOOR POOL – Swimming lessons and group activity 
General swimming will be unavailable in the indoor pool when the following activities are taking place:

  • Aqua Aerobics: 9.30am to 10.15am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Swimming lessons: 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9.30am to 11.30am Sunday
  • Splash with Me:11am to 11.40am on Wednesday and Friday
  • NEW – From Saturday 24th July, we will also introduce Family Splash sessions in the indoor pool at the following times: Saturday 10am to 1pm and Sunday 3pm to 5pm.  There will be two 40 minute sessions with a maximum of 30 people (inclusive of children and adults).  Wrist bands will be given on a first come first served basis from one hour before each session begins.  

The outdoor pool will be available at these times for general swimming.

Sauna, Steam Room and Spa
There will be no requirement to book the sauna, steam room and spa. However, a maximum of six people will be allowed to use the sauna, steam and spa at any one time.  During peak times we will apply a fair usage policy to ensure all our members can access these facilities. 

We will increase the sun loungers around the pool and will continue to offer the individual changing cubicle for members who wish to continue to change outdoors.

Keeping one another safe
We thank members for their support and cooperation as we take these careful steps and we very much hope we will be able to relax restrictions even further over the coming weeks.