We have some good news, we are back open for play. Coaching and organised member play can resume, however competition will come at a later date, stay tuned for these details. In order to re-open in a Covid safe way, there are some restrictions that will need to be followed. These restrictions are as per Tennis Victoria and the Government and are outlined below. Singles play for two people can return regardless of vaccination status.
Under the latest restrictions, tennis can be played at our Parker Reserve Courts, but please comply with the following rules issued by Tennis Victoria. Social distancing of 1.5 meters to be applied at all times. Doubles and singles may be played. No more than 10 participants in a group. When there is a coaching group with 10 people on a court, please leave a court spare on either side. One supervisory adult is allowed on site per child.
The Victorian Government announced that from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, Victoria entered a State of Disaster. Consequently, all tennis clubs and facilities must close in Metropolitan Melbourne until further notice. We know this is a difficult time for everyone. It is important that we respect the new restrictions for our own health and the health and safety of the wider community. Please do stay safe and healthy during this difficult time and hopefully we can see a return to tennis again in the Spring.
Dear members, Please note that as of midnight tonight, the Maroondah Council has instructed the committee to close the clubhouse and place restrictions on the use of courts, as per the guidelines from Tennis Victoria. Please note that the clubhouse, including the toilets will be off-limits. The courts remain accessible to members - however, doubles only permitted by members of the same household, and singles for those not of the same household.
Dear Members I have great news! We are able to resume play at HE Parker Reserve, with immediate effect, but we are to follow strict guidelines from Tennis Victoria and Maroondah Council. The committee is implementing a booking system which is managed by Ben Longridge, to ensure that we limit numbers in accordance with Tennis Victoria guidelines. These guidelines include social distancing, washing of hands, cleaning of facilities and equipment, limiting the time spent at the club to minimum required, limiting group sizes to 10 etc.
Dear Members, As I am sure you are all aware the process of social distancing has invaded every aspect of our daily lives as the Government seeks to guide us in sterile techniques and quarantine procedures to prevent all possible contamination opportunities. Therefore, as of 12 pm, Friday 27 March, there will be no access to the HE Parker tennis club Pavilion. Council will be disabling all access swipes to ensure the club house remains empty until further notice.
We are delighted that our courts finally have some lovely new nets, thanks to a grant from Bendigo Bank. Dorothy Janky and one of her staff from Bendigo Bank visited the club yesterday to see the new nets, and to tour our facilities. Thanks to Mal McDonald for organizing the new nets, and for showing Dorothy around.