Published: 23 February 2021

Club To Reopen on 12th April

Following the Government’s announcement last night, we’re excited and hopeful to reopen The Shrewsbury Club from Monday 12 April. We won’t know this for definite, until the Government provides an update on Monday 5 April, but we certainly have our fingers crossed and we are doing all we can to make sure the Club and the team are ready to welcome you back.

So here are our plans for what will happen over the next few months:

Step One – 29th March:

We can open our outdoor facilities and so the tennis courts will be available, and we will run a programme of classes using the #BASE outdoor area.
A timetable for those classes can be found here.

Cardio Tennis – a great class alternative: For those of you who are really keen to get started with some exercise and would like to try something different to the above classes, we would highly recommend our Cardio Tennis classes. These will be running on Tuesday at 1.00pm & Thursday at 5.00pm. They are a combination of cardiovascular activity and tennis-based games and bring a bit of fun to your weekly exercise schedule. Please contact Simon Haddleton to book a space either by text (07748 654521) or e-mail ([email protected]). 

Outdoor Tennis Courts Open: Our 4 outdoor tennis courts will be available for members to book free of charge. The courts can be reserved by contacting our Director of Tennis, Simon Haddleton either by text (07748 654521) or e-mail ([email protected]).  The courts will be available each day 9.00am - 7.00pm and are available to book on the hour. Booking is now open.

Tennis Coaching sessions: Due to the limited number of courts our tennis coaches will each be working a reduced number of days until the club opens on 12th April. Please contact them directly for individual lessons availability and they will do their best to fit you in, We know that they are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again!! Our Saturday morning sessions will start from Saturday 3rd April and Simon Haddleton will be in contact with those involves with this programme shortly to confirm your session time, there may have to be a few changes until the club fully opens.

Junior Activity: We realise that the two weeks we are open coincide with the school Easter holidays and so we are going to offer a junior activity Tennis Factory session at 10am and 6pm every weekday. These sessions will involve basic skills and games involving tennis. Equipment will be provided and they will be a fun, interactive exercise activity and children do not need to have any tennis knowledge or skills to take part and enjoy the session. To book your child on one of the tennis factory sessions please contact our Director of Tennis, Simon Haddleton either by text (07748 654521) or e-mail ([email protected]).

All Social distancing and Covid secure procedures must be followed.
The main building will not be able to be open so there will be no access to any changing rooms or toilets unfortunately.
We will continue to freeze all memberships and no payment will be taken from members. All the above services are provided free of charge

Step Two – 12th  April

The Club will reopen with our normal hours and the gym and pool, including the vitality pool will be operating as normal.
The spa will be open and offering a full range of treatments from our menu
The sauna, steam room and the rasul will have to remain closed.
We are not allowed to offer any group exercise classes indoors.
We will run a programme of outdoor classes in the #BASE and there will be a programme of classes run via livestream for you to take part in at home. We will release the timetable for this shortly
The indoor tennis courts will be open for junior programmes and for adults who are from the same household or social bubble.
All other forms of adult tennis will take place outside
The Hub will be open for takeaway or for people to eat and drink outside under the umbrella and on seating areas outside the Club entrance.
We will restart membership payments from 1st May, for May, as the payment taken in January will cover membership in April.
All Covid-secure guidelines must be followed.

Step Three - 17th May

The Club and all its facilities will reopen.
Our full group exercise class timetable will resume, although we will still livestream some classes for those who cannot get into their favourite classes.
Indoor tennis will be available to all with no restrictions on who you play with
Saunas, steam room and the rasul will reopen.
The indoor soft play area will reopen.
The Hub will reopen although social distancing will be in place.
All Covid secure guidelines must be followed and we will still be implementing a social distancing policy.

Step Four – 21st June

At this stage it is the government’s intention that there will be no need for any social distancing procedures to be in place. We will review the layout of the Club and will maintain the cleaning measures currently in place. The safety and wellbeing of our members and staff will remain our top priority.

Alvin and the team have really missed you and can't wait to be reunited with you all in a few weeks time. 

Published: 23 February 2021