BRIDGWATER Tennis Club has reopened for play, following the government’s announcement of changes to what is allowed in terms of physical activity in England.

Tennis’ governing body - the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) - provided guidelines for venues, players and coaches, “so that tennis activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19”.

There is to be a maximum of two people per court, i.e. singles play only, but players can be from different households.

If a group of four players are all from the same household, then they can play doubles.

The full LTA guidelines can be found here.

Bridgwater Tennis Club chairman Carole Beach said: “The club is now open for singles games with immediate effect.

“Anyone interested in finding out more can contact us via our website.”


THE Bridgwater Vets (over-50) team are North Somerset Winter Tennis League champions again.

In a season slightly shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, Bridgwater had secured sufficient points to retain the title they won in 2018/19.

The team had a squad of Anne Bazely, Carole Beach, Anne Guy, Jean Russell, Sue Williamson (ladies), and Steve James and Bob Kippen (men).