Woodfield Table Tennis section will be closed from 10pm tonight with the exception of Junior coaching tomorrow morning. Sadly, we must comply with new restrictions brought in this morning by TTE and also consider the viability of the club and the fact that we have players from tiers 1 and 2 attending the club. We will await further clarification in the coming week(s) from TTE and Woodfield Sports and Social management committee. Not the best news considering how well things have been going at the club recently. I will update you as soon as I can so please await further information.
Following restrictions being put in place by the government on 22nd September, there will be no major changes to our current set up.
The Social and Sports club requires you to wear a mask on entry to the table tennis hall and when you are walking around the club for various reasons.
We also ask you to continue to follow the covid policy that has been in place for 6 weeks now. It is really important that you register your name in the track and trace book on entry to the hall and that when you have finished your session you leave the playing facility and avoid socialising inside the hall.
Thank you to all the volunteers who attended the meeting last night, for your valuable comments and kind offers of help to give up hours of time. We now have people in place to supervise our return to play club policy. This is great news as we are putting in that extra layer of safety and monitoring for our returning and new members and to help us to operate as well as we can. Hopefully we can open up more opportunities as we progress – this is the plan.
The booking system is now live on the website with information to help you book. A big thank you to Ben Willson for providing this for us. Book now but you must pay membership on Friday 14th August or before you intend to play. Also to read and sign our return to play policy with your membership form.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OLD MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOU AND VISIT THE BAR TO SUPPORT THE CLUB. THIS COULD BE A GOOD SOCIAL SESSION
On the timetable I presented in my previous post there will be Junior coaching sessions run by Chris Tarr on a Saturday and Sunday mornings. You will need to arrange this through Chris as there is no online booking for this due to the software set up.. You can contact Chris on 07789-619-886 for anything you need to know about these sessions. The sessions start on Saturday 15th August. PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS DIRECTLY
We are requesting that you bring your own hand sanitiser after the first week of bookings as we need to keep our running costs to a minimum.
Please arrive promptly for your booking slot and wait outside – socially distanced until the current players leave the room ON TIME. There will be supervision for every session to help with a smooth transition.
I have no doubt that there may be teething problems and nothing is perfect so please be patient and feedback in a constructive way and be grateful that we have the opportunity to play in some form in these strange times. The club will not be like it was before the pandemic but let’s see and fingers crossed that there is not another lockdown before we get started. Just remember – we are just getting started and not picking up where we left off. We should just enjoy playing and keeping active.
On a personal note – any further questions will be addressed on Friday 14th August as I will not be available for 6 days.
Table tennis will resume on Sat 15th August following a new temporary timetable and appropriate covid-19 safety guidelines.
Sat morning – Junior coaching with Chris Tarr
Sat 2.15 pm – 7.15 pm members
Sunday morning – Junior coaching with Chris Tarr
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6 – 9.45 pm members
This can be done using the online booking system from 9 am Sat morning – 8th August. Details for booking will be put on the website. It is a booking only system for members and all sessions will be monitored and recorded for track and trace purposes. Rules will also be posted.
If things go to plan then more slots will be added to the booking system after a short initial evaluation period. Please be patient and thank you to Ben Wilson for setting this up for us.
Membership renewal will be on Friday 14th August 5 pm- 10 pm to fill in membership forms, sign covid-19 policy agreement and distribution of activated membership cards. There will be no table tennis on this night but why not support the club with a visit to the lounge bar.
Prices remain unchanged
Adult couple £156
60+ couple £142
Looking forward to seeing returning and new members on Friday 14th
I am pleased to inform members that we intend to open our doors for a ‘return to table tennis’ on Saturday 15th August. We will be returning by strictly following government and TTE guidelines regarding indoor sports and stage 2 – limited club activity. We are a community club with members ranging from young cadets to super, super veterans (90+) so we have to be very cautious and respectful regarding rules to keep everyone safe.
We will start, initially with a reduced timetable as advised by TTE and review this on a regular basis with a view to opening up more activity based on how things progress. I would like to thank those people who have volunteered to act as covid officers during these sessions to keep a watchful eye and help with the various recording mechanisms for track and trace purposes.
Membership expired at the end of March so returning members will need to renew their membership before playing. This will last until September 2021. Woodfield is strictly a members only club and all who play there MUST be members. There will not be any visitor payments or guests as all of our risk assessments and insurance policies are linked to members only. Juniors receiving coaching must also be members. As always, we are happy to welcome new members.
Andy Rich and myself will be available at the club on Friday 14th August from 5 pm-10 pm to take payment, issue new club cards and various information.
All details about membership costs, timetabled sessions and the booking system will be posted on this website and the facebook page as soon as those details are finalised.
We are really looking forward to seeing our returning members and getting the club up and moving again.