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ESSEX TENNIS Covid-19 updates (updated  April 22)

The Essex Tennis Office is now open on Tuesday and Thursday only during the hours of 10 am – 3pm.  Outside of these hours please leave a message on 020 8 502 6364 or on the Contact Us page of the county website www.essextennis.com  Staff can be contacted on the following e mail addresses:

Celine@essextennis.org.uk

Joanne@essextennis.org.uk

Menisha@essextennis.org.uk

In respect of DBS checking if you have any issues please contact  joanne@essextenns.org.uk

Essex Tennis will be constantly reviewing the Covid situation and we ask that you use this page to update yourselves on information from the LTA and the Government (please see the links at the end of this page).

We understand that our clubs and venues are the lifeblood of tennis in Essex and in response to this we have implemented a financial support package for venues.  This includes loan moratoria on AE loan repayments for a year, the ability to apply for interest free loans and no AE fees due for the 2020/2021 financial year. All details have been sent to Club Main Contacts, Treasurers, Secretaries and Coaches.  Further information is available on the links below

ESSEX TENNIS COVID 19 SUPPORT PACKAGE AND LOAN SCHEME

Essex Tennis Covid 19 Support information

Application form for the Essex Tennis Covid 19 support package

Essex Tennis Covid 19 Spread Sheet

There are many forms of ‘club’ operating under the remit of Essex Tennis and we have prepared two papers which may help clarify the Government advice regarding what might be available under the government’s COVID-19 Response, to be taken up and assessed dependent upon the particular circumstances of each club.  The second paper we have prepared may clarify the Governments advice regarding the Self Employment Support Scheme.

Club Advice Sheet Essex Tennis re Covid 19 Support 22-04-2020

In the section headed–
‘Cash grant for retail hospitality and leisure, and small business grant funding’ – this contains important information which you may be aware of—however if you don’t have knowledge of this it is worth investigation.  A number of the Clubs across the County have applied for these grants and have been successful—many of them have already received the funds (both 10k & 25k)

Advice Sheet (Essex Tennis) re UK Government self employed support scheme

LTA  – Financial guidance and support for Venues, Coaches, Officials and Players/Performance

This link gives the detail of the full LTA financial support packages for Venues, Coaching, Officials and Performance   https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/covid-19-support-package

LTA  – Guidance for Venues, Coaches and Players regarding return to playing tennis

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/

Sport England

Sport England have also set up an emergency fund for those experiencing short term financial hardship due to the impact of Covid-19. Clubs, leagues and community organisations can apply for a grant up to £10,000 who are not currently in receipt of Sport England funding.

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund

Active Essex

Active Essex have also highlighted a couple of other sources of potential funding, Other key sources Essex Community Foundation: The Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme is to get help quickly to voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep their vital services running. See more information here.

Essex Tennis Summer Leagues and Cups

Latest updates can be found in the Competitions Section of this website under the Club Competition Section

County Training

After another year of restrictions,  as a whole Essex has performed well in all age groups.  County training is back running to full capacity and we have invited more players across all age group and  these are published in the Performance – County Training area of the website.  If you require further information please contact Nigel Parsons, the Essex Performance Liaison Competitions Officer on his e mail: nigel@essextennis.org.uk

Junior County Cups/LTA Seniors County Cup Events

Juniors County Cup Events

Seniors County Cup Events

Up to date guidance can be found on the LTA coronavirus information page at www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus.

What to do to get your DBS  – updated 24 September   

https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/about-lta/safeguarding/safeguarding-update-05.06.20.pdf

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