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New membership year and changes to Tuesday practice - 2 September 2020

Applications for membership of Cippenham Table Tennis Club for the year 1st September 2020 to 31 August 2021 are now open. The same fee that has applied for many years has been retained at the low cost of £18, reduced to £9 for full-time students and the over-60s. Applications can be made, and paid for, very easily online via the link below or by downloading a hard copy of the membership form (also via a link below) and sending it to the Membership Secretary along with a cheque.

Remember, that you MUST be a current member of the Club to participate in the Tuesday evening practice sessions while Covid-19 restrictions apply although members for the year 2019-20 will be given a month's grace, until 30 September, to re-apply. Applications are now being accepted from those that were non-members during the year ended 31 August 2020 and have hitherto not been permitted to make bookings.

There has also been a change made to the format of the Tuesday evening practice sessions. Until yesterday, there have been two sessions, one from 7:30 to 8:30 pm and the other from 8:45 to 9:45 pm. While the early session has proved popular, the later session has not. We have therefore decided to consolidate into one session only lasting one and a half hours, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Additionally, because the host school is returning next week, it will be necessary to set up and take down the tables each evening and the players are expected to fulfil this obligation for their own table. Consequently, players are asked to arrive at 7:20 pm to allow for ten minutes setting up.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we live in an environment when changes may need to be made without much warning. We hope that the Club can return to "normal" activities as soon as possible but, in the meantime, we thank the members that have so far participated in the Tuesday sessions for their enthusiastic adherence to the measures that have unfortunately had to be put in place.

To everyone, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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