The chairman of the Chorleywood Lawn Tennis Club is encouraging local tennis players to sign the government petition to exempt outdoor tennis from closure due to COVID-19.
Speaking to ChorleywoodNews, chairman Chris Van Dyk highlighted that tennis is a safe sport to play even in the current circumstances.
He said: “Tennis is a naturally socially distanced sport that involves participants standing a significant distance away from each other with a net in between.
“Consequently we believe that tennis is a safe sport for participants to engage in as long as they follow the correct procedures. Chorleywood Tennis Club has instigated procedures that go well beyond LTA recommendations to ensure the absolute safety of its members.”
Chris mentioned that tennis provides significant physical and mental health benefits to participants and consequently play a role in helping to maintain the health and wellbeing of club members.
Appealing to local tennis lovers, Chris added: “We are extremely lucky to have a very safe environment, The Walled Garden in Lady Ela Drive, which is very secure. All those that play at Chorleywood comment on what a delightful environment it is in which to play tennis during the day or evenings under floodlights.”
To sign the petition, which currently has almost 26,000 signatures, go to petition.parliament.uk/petitions/557658