Return to play planned for 18 May - 6 May 2021

Nearly seven months after the second cessation of activities due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cippenham Table Tennis Club is making plans for a fresh re-start of operations. With limited junior coaching having already started, adult practice sessions will re-commence on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Competitive play is not allowed, nor is doubles play. We will revert to the procedures followed in the autumn of 2020 when eight tables were made available for sixteen players, strictly two players per table. Booking will again be online only and pre-paid via an app on the Club’s website. All the tables, which will be cleaned prior to use, will be screened off from one another and provided with hand sanitisers. A ball will be allocated to each table and must be returned after use and will then be “quarantined” for a week. There will be no sharing of equipment and players must provide their own bats.

There will be one session only, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm and players must not arrive until 5 minutes before the start of the session (it is anticipated that tables will already be in situ). Upon arrival, players must use the hand sanitisers provided and check their temperature. When inside the Club’s premises face coverings must be worn except whilst actually playing.

There will be a flat fee of £2.50 per player, i.e. £5.00 per table and bookings must be made for two players at one table. Both players must be current members of Cippenham Table Tennis Club with their annual subscriptions for season 2019-20 or 2020-21 fully paid up. 

The Club has set up a Facebook group for members wishing to find another member to partner with. This can be access here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/614059269246991/about

It goes without saying that if you or any of your household members have Covid-19 symptoms, then you must stay away from the Club until you are certain that you and they do not or no longer have the virus. The most important consideration is the health of all our members and volunteers.

Please read the Club's Covid-19 Codes of Conduct / Principle of Return (linked here)

Please also read the Club's Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Method Statement

It is hoped that the government's regulations will change as planned from 21 June and that, at that time. "normal" service might be resumed without the need for social distancing.