CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The County Office is currently closed until further notice, however, if you’d like to contact us, please phone 07392 551493 or e-mail, info@dorsetlta.co.uk.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening (23 March) all tennis facilities and courts should be closed, and tennis coaching and activity should be put on hold with immediate effect.  All LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6) have been cancelled up to 31st May 2020.

All county organised tennis activity has been suspended until further notice which includes the Dorset Doubles League and County Training.  With regard to the Dorset Doubles League, decisions will be made on both the winter and summer leagues once it is known when matches can be resumed.

The LTA website is being constantly updated  both with their advice and guidance and with that of the Government.  It also has lots of useful information for venues, coaches, tennis players etc, links below and a Feedback form for venues, coaches and anyone involved in tennis to let them know how the Coronavirus has impacted them or their organisation.  More info below.

Full Government Guidance: New rules on staying at home and away from others

Advice for Venuesthis link provides information that will support venues through these difficult times including Wimbledon Ballot Social Events, Wimbledon Tickets, Insurance Cover and Business Rate Relief.

Advice for Coachesfind guidance of an HMRC helpline specifically for the self-employed affected by the current situation, details of extension to Accreditation grace period and insurance policies, TFK Delivery (LTA Youth) and much more.

Advice for Tennis PlayersTo help everyone stay active, the LTA have produced a series of videos as to how to enjoy tennis at home.  Follow LTA channels : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and You Tube to get more #TennisAtHome content.

Competition – FAQs for Officials

Competition – FAQs for Competition Entrants

FEEDBACK FORM – tennis venues, coaches and anyone involved in tennis in Britain can complete the LTA feedback form to let them know how the Coronavirus has impacted them or their organisation.  Whilst they can’t respond individually to these messages, the information received is vital to help them understand how they can help tennis at all levels through these challenging times.