2019/20 Season closed due to COVID-19
On Saturday 14 March 2020, the Loton Park Tennis Club Management Committee, acting in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of our members and visitors, decided to suspend all social tennis at Loton Park until 5 April 2020 and cancel the Club Championships.
As everyone will be aware, the impact of COVID-19 in Australia has rapidly escalated and both the Federal and State Governments have taken significant action to restrict social interaction and try to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Having regard to the rapidly developing situation and our clear obligation to protect our members and visitors and contribute to the protection of the broader community, the Management Committee decided at its meeting on Tuesday 24 March to bring the 2019/20 tennis season to an immediate end.
What this means is that from Wednesday 25 March 2020:
- the Club premises, including the Clubhouse, the grass courts and the hard courts, will be closed to members and visitors;
- all court hire will cease;
- all planned social functions are cancelled and no new social events will be planned; and
- the 2020 Annual General Meeting will be deferred to a date to be determined in September or October.
The Management Committee realises that this is a very significant step and one that will disappoint some members, however we feel this is a necessary step to combat the risk COVID-19 poses to our community.
While the closure will create real financial difficulties for the Club, we are in a good financial position.
The Management Committee will continue to meet regularly (via video conferencing). We will be exploring all options to reduce costs over the remainder of the year and focussing on being in the best possible position for the resumption of tennis in the 2020/21 season.
We will stay in contact with everyone in the coming weeks and months as best we can through newsletters and social media and we encourage all our members and supporters to contribute and keep our connections in place.
Rainbows come after storms and we will have our fabulous Loton Park Tennis Club rainbow waiting for you all at the end of this storm!
With love and best wishes to all our members and supporters and your loved ones, family and friends.
Loton Park Tennis Club Management Committee