Release from lock-down (Rackets)

Updated: 09 Apr 2021 Confirmation of Step 2
Published: 04 Mar 2021

Rackets courts may open under Step 2 on 12th April 2021 for individual or same household use only. In addition, one-to-one coaching by a Rackets professional is permitted from this date.

This is fairly restricted but a start to the release from lockdown process. Further guidance will be issued as it becomes available. For now, Rackets courts at clubs must remain closed until 12th April.

Clubs will be able to host organised groups of Under 18 (see OOSS below). However, Under 18s cannot just turn up at a club, book a court and play amongst themselves. In that instance, they could only do so within the household only - junior exemption is only for organised activity.

Please see separate statement for Rackets activity at schools.

Further relaxations will be permitted under Step 3*

*Step 3 may commence on 17th May, subject to the UK’s fulfilment of the government’s four tests, around vaccination deployment and impact, infection rates and NHS hospitalisations, and status of any new variants of the disease. Currently we appear to be on course to fulfill these requirements but the situation may change.

A step-by-step guide is published below:

Rackets Restart by Steps Guidance for Clubs (Step 2) Out of School Setting

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