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Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

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Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

The biggest question we get when the sky turns grey is, what happens if it rains? Do we still go ahead?

The simple answer is no, however, it isn’t always black and white due to the rain coming – before, during or after a lesson.

Below are 3 scenarios that may play out.  Please read them and choose the most appropriate one depending on the day.

Scenario #1: Overnight & Morning Rain… Do afternoon classes still go ahead?

If the weather clears in time, we go ahead as normal.

Currently not raining – 1-2hours before your session…

On clearing day, assuming we are going ahead unless you hear otherwise

You will be notified by the following platforms if rain has affected any session 1-2 hours before play.

  1. E-mail (please check your e-mail)
  2. Tennis Canberra Facebook Post – Join the Page CLICK HERE
  3. Tennis Canberra Instagram Stories – @TennisCBR

Scenario #2: Rain hits within an hour of the lesson…

If you do not hear anything, assume we are going ahead as normal.  There are instances where rain is falling in one part of Canberra and not in the other.

Raining where you are within an 1 hour before your session…

You will be notified by the following platforms if rain has affected any session 1 hour before play.

  1. E-mail (please check your e-mail)
  2. Tennis Canberra Facebook Post – Join the Page CLICK HERE
  3. Tennis Canberra Instagram Stories – @TennisCBR

Please note, our coaches may be on court coaching which means we are going ahead as normal as we cannot update any information.

Scenario #3: Rain hits during a lesson…

It happens. Everyone gets prepared and the sky falls.  There is nothing we can do but get our players off court and a judgement on if we can play will depend on if the rain is clearing, the safety of the court surface and the damage the water has on our equipment.

If the coaches decide we can longer continue the session, the team will send  players home and send information to players who are scheduled to play later in the session.  An SMS will be sent to players that are scheduled to play in the next session within 30 minutes of play.

Information will be uploaded to the following platforms:

  1. E-mail (please check your e-mail)
  2. Tennis Canberra Facebook Post – Join the Page CLICK HERE
  3. Tennis Canberra Instagram Stories – @TennisCBR

Frequently Asked Question… Can I do a make up class?

Of course… Please follow the procedure to book in a make up class.  “Make-up’s” can be done at any time during the season you are currently in.  No make up’s can be done in the next season unless there are cancellations in the last week of the current season.

  1. See the Weekly Timetable CLICK HERE
  2. Identify which session you would like to do for your make up (give at least 48 hours before your intended make up session)
  3. E-mail play@tenniscanberra.com.au with the information of the session you missed plus  information about the make you wish to participate in (date, time & program)
  4. Wait for the Tennis Canberra Team to give you the green light (we will reply via e-mail)

Note to Walk-To-Tennis Participants – We ALWAYS run a walk!

For those students that participate in the After-School Walk at our selected schools.  We will always carryout a walk to the club.  This is because some parents cannot pick up their kid/s due to work constraints.  You do have options on a rain day:

  1. Pick up you child at schools – An SMS must be sent to 0416 186 121 so we can account for this student
  2. Go ahead on the walk as normal – You don’t need to let us know just see the list below to help us prepare for a wet weather walk:
  • Pack an umbrella
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho

Our team will have emergency umbrellas and ponchos however, we recommend students to have their own.

Weather Update: Monday September 16th – All Classes Cancelled – Rain

All Sessions at Majura Tennis Club have been cancelled due to the snow!

Weather Update – July 29th – All 7pm Session Cancelled at OPH

Weather Update – July 29th – All 7pm Session Cancelled at OPH

Weather Update – July 29th – All 7pm Session Cancelled at OPH

Update 6:36pm: We got through most of our program however, the rain has started to get too heavy to start the 7pm session. Despite our best effort we have to cancel our:

Adult Beginners
Adult Intermediate
Adult Advance

You are most welcome to do a make up session at any time before the season end. Please give us notice before you join another session so we can prepare for the extra player/s.

Weather Update: May 29th – Some Classes Cancelled – Please Read

Friday 10th May – Tennis lessons are cancelled (*excludes walk to tennis from North Ainslie Primary School)

Friday 10th May – Tennis lessons are cancelled (*excludes walk to tennis from North Ainslie Primary School)

Friday 10th May – Tennis lessons are cancelled (*excludes walk to tennis from North Ainslie Primary School)

All lessons are cancelled today due to the rain.

Our walk to tennis program for kids from North Ainslie Primary School will still take place. Parents, however, are welcome to pick their kids up from school or from the tennis club at an earlier time than 5pm. If you are doing either, please reply to this email or via text to 0423 300 380.

30/03 – All classes at Old Parliament House and Majura Tennis Club are cancelled

30/03 – All classes at Old Parliament House and Majura Tennis Club are cancelled

30/03 – All classes at Old Parliament House and Majura Tennis Club are cancelled

The courts are saturated from last nights rain.

9am UPDATE – All classes, including HOT SHOTS Match Play are cancelled today. It has started raining heavily once again. please Wait for Team Tennis UPDATES at 10.30am

8.30am UPDATE – All classes at Majura Tennis Club have been cancelled this morning. With a light drizzle and overcast sky the courts have not dried up for any classes this morning.

Old Parliament House tennis classes will be updated at 9.10am.

7.30am UPDATE – All 8am classes are cancelled today. It is meant to be a dry morning so provided there is a bit of sun shine the courts could dry for the 9am session.

26/02 – All tennis lessons and doubles games have been cancelled

Weather Update: Friday February 8th – Erindale & Dickson – Rain – Please Read – All sessions cancelled!

Saturday Dec 15 – Cardio Tennis classes are cancelled. Juniors, please check back at 8.30am

Saturday Dec 15 – Cardio Tennis classes are cancelled. Juniors, please check back at 8.30am

Saturday Dec 15 – Cardio Tennis classes are cancelled. Juniors, please check back at 8.30am

10am sessions at Majura Tennis Club are on are on. All OPH sessions are on as well.

8.30am – Junior Lessons at Majura Tenis Club will go ahead provided it stays dry.

8.14am – Cardio tennis has been cancelled due to the courts being flooded. Junior lessons are still on at this moment but please check once again at 8.30am before leaving.