UPDATE FROM TOM VINALL (HEAD COACH) - 03/10/2017
All after-school and weekend coaching sessions will take place at Bideford College for the next 2 weeks.
We’ve recently received the hugely exciting news that our indoor tennis courts will be laid commencing on the 7th October, however the court surfacing company are also resurfacing our outdoor courts at the same time due to a fault in the tarmac which is covered by our warranty. This means that our lovely purple courts will be out of action for at least 3 weeks.
All coaching sessions scheduled between 7th October and 21st October will take place at Bideford College. Sessions will still be led by our great coaches and all equipment will be provided as usual.
When arriving at Bideford College, please park in the main car park and enter the tennis courts via the large gate to the right of the courts. Do not enter via the main school reception. Toilets and changing facilities are available for us to use.
All sessions will take place at their usual time excluding those listed below:
Saturday sessions 9.30 – 10.30am (RED 1, RED 2, CARDIO, U12 DEVELOPMENT 1) – Unfortunately due to a long standing booking at Bideford College the courts are unavailable at this time.
Saturday RED 1, RED 2, CARDIO, U12 DEVELOPMENT 1 will take place at the earlier time of 8.30am – 9.30am for the next 3 Saturdays. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this unavoidable change.
We apologise for this information being sent out at such short notice. As if often the case with building works there were complications meaning that we did not get the final dates for re-surfacing until this week.
Please note that Tuesday morning Cardio Tennis will not run until the courts are re-opened.
Head Coach & Sports Development Officer
Many of you will now be aware that the outside courts at the centre have been scheduled to be re-laid under warranty during October. We have now received confirmation from the specialist contractor, Chiltern Sports, of their planned programme.
Work will commence on Saturday 7th October. All courts will be unavailable at the commencement of these works. We anticipate the courts will remain unavailable for three weeks. Courts 5 and 6 should become available week commencing 30th October, in the following two weeks the remaining courts will be completed.
This schedule is entirely weather dependent, adverse conditions will delay the programme. We will notify you, through the website and Clubspark, as and when the courts become available.
On completion of the resurfacing works the courts will be left black with temporary lines painted on them. They will be fully painted in Spring 2018 with the current colour scheme.
The contractors will also commence work on laying the indoor tennis courts in October. We anticipate these will become available in January 2018 and plan to offer table tennis and badminton next year as well as tennis. We will keep you informed of progress through the Autumn.
Separate arrangements are being made to ensure the planned coaching programme can continue by using courts at Bideford College and Westward Ho! Tom Vinall is leading on this and will update those affected.
We apologise for any inconvenience the closures may cause.
Martin Morris – Chair ARC Trustees