Dublin & Wicklow August Programme Summer 2020

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DETAILS FOR SUMMER 2020  PROGRAMME

Terms and Conditions and Participation under Covid-19 directives from HSE, Sport Ireland & Tennis Ireland

are available hereunder.    The completed and signed Terms & Conditions and Parents Screening Letter (verbally confirmed each day) must be given to the Covid-19 Officer on the first day.

ONE-HOUR CLASSES FOR EVERY CHILD IN AUGUST IN THE DUBLIN AND WICKLOW PROGRAMME

For Boys and Girls 7 to 17 years

Registration online only.   No cash payments allowed.

Fee:  €35  (plus booking fee) per child per week

Due to financial restraints this year we regret that we cannot offer a family discount.

TO PAY ONLINE   Click here

Children can do one or two weeks

Duration: Two weeks in August on weekdays;-

Week 1 : 10th – 14th August

Week 2 : 17th – 21st August

Dublin Programme:  One -hour classes for every child

Times vary at each venue.  Generally mornings.

Venues marked with * operate afternoons

Age: 7 -8yrs  first class : 9 – 11yrs  second class  : 12 – 17yrs third class

Dear Parents

Parks Tennis, one of Ireland’s largest and most popular tennis programmes, returns to venues nationwide this summer.

Parks Tennis welcomes all children irrespective of previous tennis experience and prides itself on a child-centered approach with a focus on enjoyment and participation.

The emphasis throughout all programmes is on:

  • structured tennis sessions combined with fun and games
  • teaching new tennis skills
  • making friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • providing a thoroughly enjoyable overall experience
  • introducing a sport for life

Parks Tennis invites your children to enjoy what may  well  be  a new sporting experience at a very affordable cost

What you need to bring

Labelled Bottle of water, runners, appropriate sport attire plus sun cream – depending on the weather.

Parks Tennis operates a programme  of “Athletic Development through Tennis and Fundamental Movement Skills”

Dublin City Council 

Raheny, St. Anne’s Park

First Class: 7 – 8 yrs at  9.30 – 10.30am

Second Class: 9-11 yrs at 11am-12noon

Third Class: 12 – 17yrs at 12.30 – 1.30pm

Artane, Rockfield/Thorndale Park

First Class: 7  – 8 yrs at 9.30 – 10.30am.

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 11am-12noon

Third Class: 12-17yrs at 12.30pm-1.30pm

Rathgar  Tennis Club*

afternoons

One week only 10th – 14th August

First Class: 7 – 8yrs 2pm- 3pm

Second Class: 9-11yrs 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Third Class: 12 -17yrs at 5pm – 6pm

South Dublin Co. Council

Walkinstown, Cherryfield  Park

One week only 10th – 14th August

First Class: 7 – 8  yrs at 9.30 – 10.30am

Second Class: 9-11 yrs at 11am -12noon

Third Class: 12-17yrs at 12.30pm-1.30pm

WICKLOW;

Newcastle Community Centre

Afternoons

First Class: 7-8yrs at 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 4pm- 5pm

Third Class: 12-17yrs at 5.30pm-6.30pm

Ph. Michael 0861953273

Fingal County Council

Balbriggan,Balrothery Tennis Club *

First Class: 7 – 8 yrs at 2pm – 3pm

Second Class: 9- 11yrs 3.30pm-4.30pm

Third Class: 12 – 17yrs 5pm – 6pm

Baldoyle, Seagrange Park

First Class: 7-8 yrs at 9.30am – 10.30pm

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 11am – 12noon

Third Class: 12-17yrs 12.30pm-1.30pm

DUBLIN 15

Carpenterstown, Riverwood Estate,

First Class: 7 – 8 yrs at 9am – 10am

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 10.30am-11.30pm

Third Class: 12-17yrs at 12noon-1pm

Blanchardstown, Hazel Lawn Courts 

First Class: 7 – 8 yrs at 2pm – 3pm

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 3.30pm-4.30pm

Third Class: 12 – 17 yrs at 5pm – 6pm

Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council

Shankill, Tennis Club, Quinns Road

First Class: 7-8 yrs at 9am – 10am

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 10.30am-11.30am

Third Class: 12-17yrs at 12noon-1pm

Rathfarnham, Marlay Park Courts

First Class: 7-8 yrs at 9am – 10am

Second Class: 9-11yrs at 10.30am-11.30am

Third Class: 12-17yrs at 12noon-1pm

Dun Laoghaire, Clarinda Park*

afternoons

First Class: 7 -8 yrs at  2pm – 3pm

Second Class:9-11yrs at 3.30pm-4.30pm

Third Class: 12 – 17yrs 5pm – 6pm

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION – SUMMER 2020

Due to Covid-19 Directives from HSE, Sport Ireland and Tennis Ireland, these are more stringent than previously.

Parents must read these guidelines and explain the relevant points to your child regarding physical distancing, hand sanitizing and rules that apply when classes are in operation. This mainly applies to handling equipment and maintaining social/physical distancing. The Coach will reiterate these rules again on court every day.

Prior to lesson:

Children must not be brought to the class if they have a cough, or any flu like symptoms, or if within the previous l4 days they have been in contact with a person known to have Covid-19.

PARENTS MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SELF-REPORT SCREENING LETTER BELOW as a pre-condition to participation. It must be given to the Covid-19 Officer, on first day and information therein verbally confirmed each day. This is to determine if your child satisfies the conditions for entry and for contact tracing. Any change in the circumstances must be reported to the Covid-19 officer immediately or contact head office, parkstennisireland@gmail.com or phone 01-8338711

  1. To assist with contact tracing, if this becomes necessary, the same person should bring and collect the child each day. It is recommended that members of the same family travel to and from the event together. If possible avoid public transport and ensure that masks are worn to limit exposure on arrival at the camp.
  2. Prior payment only on line on www.parkstennis.com.   There will be no handling of cash.
  3. Covid-19 Officer will meet Parents and children at designated entrance and check information for each child on booking list. Information provided will be the means of contact traction if required
  4. The Covid-19 Officer will bring children to allocated court and when class is finished return them children to exit gate.
  5. Under Covid-19 regulations children must wash their hands with soap before arriving. The Covid-19 Officer will apply sanitising liquid on the children’s hands on arrival, during the camp if deemed necessary and again when leaving, If your child has an allergy please bring your own sanitising liquid and ensure that it is not shared.
  6. Please arrive and leave as close as possible to time allocated
  7. Parents should bring child to the designated entrance area and collected at the same gate. Some venues might have a separate entrance and exit gate.
  8. Parents are not allowed in the court area.
  9. Children should arrive ready to play as no facility will be available for changing clothes.
  10. Parents should make toilet provisions prior to attending   In case of a toilet emergency, all Child Protection and HSE directives will be observed by the Covid-19 Officer. The child’s parent is welcome to be in attendance in such an instance.
  11. A parent or designated adult must be available nearby. In case a child becomes unwell, the person must have a mobile phone turned on. In such an instance the child must be collected promptly
  12. Children and Parents must observe the required social/physical distance applying at date of camp
  13. There must be no physical contact of any form whatsoever between children
  14. Nothing should be brought from home except a child can bring own tennis racquet and labelled water bottle. Sanitised racquets will be available on court for all children
  15. No refreshments allowed on the courts.
  16. Lesson: – Parents should inform their child of the following on court rules.
  17. 8 children on each court allowed per coach
  18. The same children will remain in each group each day and for duration of the week.
  19. Children must not handle tennis balls. Coaches will encourage and demonstrate to children how balls are picked up with the racquet or get them to use racquet/foot to push balls back to each other. If a ball comes from another court, it must be returned with racquet only, do not touch the ball. A child can push the ball with their foot to the coach or another child.
  20. Social/physical distancing prevailing at the time of lesson must always be adhered to.
  21. Children must never touch any other students racquet or belongings.
  22. Nets, posts, metal objects or any coaching equipment should not be touched at any time by children.
  23. If a child is unwell during the lesson, then this session will stop immediately and parents contacted to take children home
  24. After the lesson parents/guardians and children must leave the venue promptly.
  25. Lessons cannot go ahead if a child is found to have;
    1. Flu-like symptoms during the class i.e. cough, fever, shortness of breath, excessive fatigue, sore throat.
    2. Been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
    3. Been outside of the Country in the last 14 days
  •                                      PARKS TENNIS SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMME   
  •                                                           TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  •  Your email or mobile numbers will only be used for contact purposes or to inform you of future programmes and will not be passed on to others. All contacts from us will have an opt out facility.  I/we, the parent(s)/guardian of the above, hereby give my/our consent to his/her participation in the Parks Tennis programme.   I/we do hereby release Parks Tennis League, its officers, directors, employees, agents volunteers, and sponsors from all and any liability no matter how arising with his/her attendance, play and transportation related thereto. I/We give permission for basic first aid to be administered by a coach where considered necessary or by a suitably qualified medical practitioner. If I cannot be contacted and the child requires emergency hospital treatment, I authorize a qualified medical practitioner to provide emergency treatment or medication Signed………………………………………………………………………Parent/Guardian.
  • All information will be treated in confidence and in compliance with our legal obligations including GDPR.
  • Participants in this programme are expected to be well behaved and show respect for their Coaches. Parks Tennis shall not be responsible for any child left unsupervised outside of allocated times. They also reserve the right to make date/venue changes if necessary. Parks Tennis shall not be held accountable should an activity be suspended or cancelled due to bad weather or a Covid-19 related issue or if new HSE guidelines are issued resulting in closure of activities. In such circumstances no refund will be given. Parks Tennis cannot be held liable or responsible for damages, injuries or loss of possessions.
  • Our Child Protection Policy and Safety Statement and Data Protection Privacy Statement are available on www.parkstennis.com. In the case of children carrying an epipen, a parent or a designated adult, must stay for the class duration. This may also be necessary for children with special needs.
  • By registering online and by signing this document you are confirming that you agree to comply with the organisations “Parents Code of Conduct” and “Players Code of Conduct” on our website www.parkstennis.com and also the Conditions for Participation above as directed by HSE, Sport Ireland and Tennis Ireland. 

                                                                    PARKS TENNIS IRELAND

                                              COVID-19 SELF REPORT SCREENING FORM

Please use your own sanitised biro when completing this form 

Venue                          Date:   Week 1  :   10th to 14th August  □ Tick :   Week 2   :   17th to 2lst August 2020   □Tick

Parents with children wishing to attend the Parks Tennis Camp are required to complete this self-report screening form as a pre-condition to authorized participation in the camp.

Please complete the form fully, sign it and give it to the designated Covid-19 Officer on reception duty who will determine if you satisfy the conditions for entry.

Childs Name: _____________________________________

Contact Phone No.:        ___________Contact Email :   _________ _________  Date: ______________

1 Has the child been outside the Country in the last 14 days?

           Please Circle:                                                                             YES                                        NO

If Yes, your child should avoid contact with any other users for 14 days from time of return. 

  1. Have your child been in contact with a person with or displaying the symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?          Please Circle:                                                                                  YES                                        NO
  1. Does the child have now, or had in the last 48 hours, any of the following symptoms?

Please circle: Cough YES NO

  • Fever YES NO
  • Shortness of breath YES NO
  • Excessive fatigue/tiredness (out of proportion to normal) YES NO
  • Sore throat YES NO

I, the undersigned, accept and support the measures by Parks Tennis Ireland as a means to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst players and support personnel.

I have completed this form truthfully and accept willingly that as a result of my responses above that Parks Tennis, in accordance with its current procedures, may deny entry to the camp for a period of time.

Signature: _____________________________Parent/Guardian_____ Date: ______________

Note:  Further to the outbreak of COVID -9 (Coronavirus), Parks Tennis Ireland is adhering to guidance from Tennis Ireland and the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport Expert Group in an effort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus and ensuring a safe environment for players and staff.

This screening procedure is one of our measures seeking to identify any potential cases at the earliest opportunity in order to avoid any contacts/spread. The research to date for this novel virus suggests that transmission appears to be during symptomatic phase.     Hence identifying those with symptoms and isolating should reduce risk significantly. In addition, this screening complements our general illness precautions which is to avoid contacts when ill.