Resuming play at HTTC 25th July 2020

Our primary concern will continue to be the safety of all who attend. We will follow the guidelines currently provided on the Table Tennis England website stage 2. It would be advantageous if all those wishing to return to play familiarise themselves with this information. This covers the hygiene and spatial and facility usage recommendations.

The number of persons to be allowed in the building at any one time will be 10, 8 players plus the key holder and helper. Players are requested not to enter the building until invited to do so for their session and exercise social distancing. On entering the building  sanitize with the provided or your own sanitizer. Keep contact with door handles and club equipment to a minimum. Please bring your own playing equipment, sanitizer, towel and also a paper record of you full name, contact details and the date and time for each session you attend, just in case we need to contact you for health reasons. This information will be kept private and then destroyed. The table fee for two players has been set at £7.50 per 1 hour session. You are requested to bring the correct fee as no change will be given. The key holder will direct you and your playing partner to your designated playing court. At the conclusion of the session each player must sanitize their own half of the table, remove and take home all their rubbish and own equipment so that the the court will be safe and clean for the following time session and exit the centre quickly. Initially four tables, playing courts A – D, will be available for two players per court who must only play together for the duration  of the approximately one hour playing session.

Booking a Table

Players should book a table for themselves and their playing partner by contacting the booking coordinator, Jean Smart, by phone, 01204 691802, 07528 254122 or by email, jeansmart14@yahoo.co.uk. 

Sessions available from 25th July 2020

Day Early session Late session
Saturday 11.00 am – 12 noon 12 noon – 1.00 pm
Monday 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm  8.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Wednesday 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Friday 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 Note there will be some flexibility in these times, early session players will be admitted early to allow time to follow safety procedures and later session players end time will be extended to allow for any delays so that a full hours play will be available.

Additional sessions will be introduced if the above sessions are full and  there is a demand. Initially there may be some teething problems but we would expect all those who attend to be cooperative in ensuring that a safe environment is maintained for all who attend.

Brian Young 14th July 2020