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COVID-19 member conditions of booking (last updated 7th June, 2021)

To use the courts, players must:

  • Be a current member of Ashbrook

  • Members may have a guest attend. Pay the guest fee (€5 per guest) by going to Payments

  • Book before playing – no exceptions - use Skedda system

  • Have a parent/guardian accompany any player under 16 years

  • Not be subject to Government quarantine rules

  • Not have been around someone with symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Not be in a period of self-isolation and/or cocooning under the current Health Policy Rules

  • Not be displaying COVID-19 symptoms

  • Not have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell

Booking Courts

  • Every member must book a court in advance (up to 1 hour before playing).

  • If you have not booked you cannot play. If you turn up at the club without a booking hoping to play you will be asked to leave.

Playing tennis

  • Doubles and singles can be played

Players should:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times.

  • Sanitise hands before entering the court.

  • Enter the court one at a time.

  • Change ends at opposite sides of the net.

  • Refrain from handshakes and high fives.

  • Use their racquet / foot to pick up balls and hit them to their opponent and should avoid using their hands to pick up the balls.

  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break.

  • Avoid touching their face after handling a ball, racquet, or other equipment.

  • Leave the club promptly once play has finished,sanitising their hands on the way out using one of the provided dispensers.

  • If a ball from another court comes across, players should send it back with a kick or with a racquet.

  • Equipment such as towels, food, and drink must not be exchanged between players.

  • Items brought on court should be taken home afterwards.

  • Players should ideally bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them and keep it in their pocket or bag for use.

  • Physical distancing should be observed throughout the period of play, particularly on change of ends and entering and exiting the court and venue.

Data Privacy

Please note that the Ashbrook Skedda court booking system requires some personal details: email address, phone number, opposition/partner names and when you will be playing. Ashbrook will not use any personal details on the booking system except for monitoring the club bookings. When registering, you agree to Skedda’s software terms and privacy policies.

Covid - Updated Competition Protocols with effect from 5th July 2021

In summary these are:

• Clubs should determine the maximum number of players, officials and spectators up to 200 in total that is suitable for their competition venue. Appropriate protective measures should be in place, including social distancing, hand sanitisers and safety notices.

• Indoor group training/coaching is not permitted

• The use of changing rooms to be minimised, players to arrive ready for play and to change and shower at home afterwards

The detailed Tennis Ireland document for Competitions is here and links to the Skedda court booking system and the Covid checklist for use for junior group coaching:

Latest Covid-19 Update:

Hi all


Latest guidance from Tennis Ireland which all should be familiar with.


Key updates are:


  •  Changing rooms and showers can reopen 

  • There are no restrictions on group training pod sizes for outdoor activities. 


Please read.





---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Richard Fahey <>
Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 6:59 PM
Subject: COVID -19 Updated Guidance 
To: <>

Dear Club President, Secretary, General Manager,

Further to my correspondence last week relating to the scheduled easing of restrictions from September 20th, please find below a link to the latest guidance from Tennis Ireland.

I would like to thank all clubs for their compliance with the protocols to date and would ask that the tennis community continue to do so.

If you have any queries in relation to the protocols please feel free to contact me


Richard Fahey
Chief Executive


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