****MONDAY 3rd AUGUST****THE GRASS COURTS ARE OPEN****

It is with great sadness that yet again we will have to close all indoor facilities at the club tonight. The recent government guidance and implementation of local restrictions has been clarified throughout the day and now requires all indoor facilities, including gyms to close within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District.

There has been a huge amount of effort put in to ensure the facilities were ready and safe for our members. The current restrictions and far reaching nature has taken everyone by surprise. The club and many others within the Wharfe Valley have been communicating with local MP’s and Council members to ascertain the rationale for Ilkley and surrounding areas being included in the current restrictions. We hope that in the next week further clarity will be available and we should understand the ramifications and potential timeline for closure of the indoor facilities.

I would therefore ask you bear with us in the coming days and allow us to develop a plan for the membership. All our existing outdoor facilities will remain available as before, and a full range of Virtual Classes will be available. Our tennis courts will, as they have been throughout summer be available for all membership categories.