24 April 2020

Look don't touch - more locked-down courts!

A few more of your tennis court pictures. In this beautiful weather they are looking lovely. All they are missing is us!

Keeping an eye on your courts during lockdown is no bad thing. It's a tantalising reminder of what we are missing of course, but it is also a chance to check everything looks ok. We were able to feed back a message to one council to unwind the nets a little which should help lengthen their lives. 

This week's prize can of balls goes to David from Liverpool for reminding us how his local park inspired an even bigger one in New York and for supplying a much-need picture for the Wirral Parks league home page!


Keep the pictures coming, BUT DO FOLLOW THIS GUIDANCE...

  • Do not go outside if you are self-isolating or have Coronavirus symptoms
  • Do not make an unnecessary trip to your courts just to take a picture. In many countries, neighbourhood walks are limited to a 1km distance from your home and we recommend this precaution.
  • Do not touch gates, handles or other fixtures and fittings and do not go on the courts themselves. Do not take your racket or other tennis equipment.
  • Do not linger - shoot and keep going on your way!
  • Do not ask others to use your camera or phone.
  • At all times, employ the recommended 2 meter social distancing from other people you may meet.
  • Turn round and go another way if the park is too busy
  • Do not include any children in the pictures (unless they are your own and you are happy for us to publish them in which case please make that clear when you send them).

Send your pictures (high res please), to info@localtennisleagues.com. Please tell us the name and location of the courts and add a note giving us permission to add them to the website. If we get a lot of nice submissions we'll award a prize to the best!

But remember...

Only do this if it is safe for you and others. Do not make any long or unnecessary trips. We love tennis and we want to it to start again as soon as possible and we want you and everyone else to be safe and well to play.