As you know, the Committee, our coaches and I have been committed to keeping our club open and, with the help of all of you, we have managed to do this up until now in a safe and responsible way.

Sadly, following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday and the likely outcome of the vote in Parliament today, and despite our joint campaigning with the LTA to stay open, I think we now have to admit defeat.

The club, therefore, will be closed from tomorrow, Thursday 5 November, until Wednesday 2 December at the earliest.

Our ‘Tennis Continuity’ team (Aiden, Ajay, Alex, Amber, Blaise, Candice, Carole, Lenka, Lucia and me) remains in place and will work together to make sure that we can open again as soon as we can.

In the meantime, we are so sorry that we are unable to remain open but please rest assured that at the first opportune moment, our courts will be ready for you.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and please look after yourselves and stay safe.

Jon Elwes, Chair