— Kalo Sport Covid-19 Update, Wednesday 23rd September 2020 —
After the government’s update to restrictions regarding Covid-19 yesterday we can confirm indoor sport for U18s is not included in these updates and our junior tennis programme is unaffected.
Indoor organised team sport such as football, netball and basketball for over 18s will no longer be exempt from the rule of six.
Please rest assured that with the nature of tennis being non-contact, we can very effectively encourage distancing at all times. Hand sanitisation will always be available beside every court and we will be making sure children do this before AND after each class.
JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMME TO COMMENCE SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
We are delighted to announce that our junior tennis programme will start up again on Saturday 5th September. All classes will remain the same as they were when we had to suspend the programme in March due to Covid-19.
Your child’s place has been held and direct debits will recommence in September unless we have been told that your child(ren) will not be reconvening their tennis lessons with us.
We, as well as the Hazelwood Sports Club management have a thorough Covid-19 risk assessment plan in place which can be accessed by clicking ‘Covid-19 Risk Assessment Plan’ above.
September will no doubt be a month that is a bit chaotic with children back to school and new schedules being made so we will use the first weeks to really assess the classes and the players and if adjustments need to be made for October we will do so in communication with parents.
INDOOR TENNIS COME SEPTEMBER GUARANTEES WE ALWAYS PLAY!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Winchmore School Summer Camp Bookings Now Open!
We appreciate your patience as we are delighted to finally confirm bookings are open for our summer camps, which will this year take place at Winchmore School!
Winchmore School, 20 Laburnum Grove, Winchmore Hill, London N21 3HS
Due to the current facility arrangement at Hazelwood and no clear guarantee that we would have been able to use the indoor tennis dome come the holidays, Kalo Sport have made the decision to hold our camps at Winchmore School this year.
Holding the camps at Winchmore School provides us with all the outdoor space and facilities we need to run a fun and most importantly safe camp for children who we know will be itching to get running in the fresh air this summer. Facilities we will have at Winchmore School:
- Large fenced-off the grass playing field
- Football goals and high-quality sports equipment for games such as rounders, field tennis, football and cricket
- Classrooms for groups of 12 children to have lunch and be sheltered if bad weather
- toilet block cleaned daily located outside in school playground
- car park for parents
Our camps at Winchmore School will run as follows:
- Full week bookings only as we need to keep coaching bubbles consistent
- Maximum of 48 children per week put in coaching groups (12 per group)
- 8.45am to 9am drop off period directly to our designated classrooms. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Pick up will be at 3pm from the same location. All information regarding groups and directions will be emailed prior to each camp week
- Children will be kept 1m apart at all times
- Every child will have their own table within each classroom
- We will provide hand sanitizer, pvc gloves for when batting in rounders/cricket
- All sports equipment will be sanitized daily
- Cleaners will clean at Winchmore School daily
- We will maintain excellent communication with children and parents at all times
Booking for weeks 1-6 is first come, first served. Due to the nature of how vital it is we are organised and know our numbers, we will only refund a camp booking if given 48 hours notice (no later than Friday before the week commences).
To guarantee a spot on camps all bookings must be made online by clicking the link below. If wishing to pay by childcare please follow the instructions when booking online.
If you have any questions whatsoever please email us at email@example.com we will reply as soon as we can. We hope to be seeing some of you in 2 weeks!
Summer Camps Update: Friday 3rd July
Firstly, to those that are interested in summer camps with us this year we thank you for your patience over the last few weeks as we have tried to get things over the line. A lot has been out of our control with regards to facility. We are very confident to be able to deliver a fun, quality and most importantly safe camp that operates in line with government guidelines regarding Covid-19 and that is exactly what we will be doing.
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Hazelwood have not been able to give us the guarantees we need to plan and take bookings for summer camps. Last week there was a glimmer of hope that they would take the dome down to allow us the space required as we offered to finance this procedure ourselves, however we then learned that the specialist company they use to do this may not be available to get this done in time.
This leaves us with 3 indoor courts that we can use for tennis as well as football that are out of action at the moment, as you know pubs are opening tomorrow but indoor sports centres can not. This may of course change in the coming weeks and therefore we could utilise the space as well as other areas at Hazelwood to allow camps to run. However, we can not work on ifs and maybes as many of you have contacted us quite rightly needing to know the situation to make plans this summer.
We have therefore worked hard to source a great alternative back-up venue at Winchmore School, which is 2 minutes from Hazelwood. This will be used if we can’t use Hazelwood.
Winchmore school have given us the green light to run 6 weeks of camp on their site. A venue that has a very large fenced off playing field as well as outdoor tennis courts, classrooms for breaks/lunch times/bad weather stoppages and toilet facilities. It has everything we need to successfully run a camp that allows us to adhere to whatever the guidelines will be come Monday 20th July. The school however would like to wait until Monday to update us regarding how many children we can take per week (mainly down to numbers that will be allowed in classrooms).
We therefore will be waiting until Monday before we make our finalised announcement regarding the exact venue and open bookings to reserve places online as we know the demand is strong and places will most certainly be limited. We can therefore confirm that we will be running camps this summer (Hazelwood or Winchmore School TBC), they will be strictly adhering to social distance requirements and bookings will be for full weeks only to allow us to maintain consistent coaching groups.
We will notify parents next week when bookings are open on our website. In the meantime please do not make any bookings via links from previous holiday emails. We are aware you can still access the booking page but this has been ‘hidden’ from the site for now until we are ready to begin taking bookings.
We apologise for many updates and the back and forth on the camps’ status. It has been a frustrating time for us and all in our industry but we are pleased to say we are just one step away from opening bookings next week for 6 weeks of camps this summer!
Any questions please do let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camps Update: Friday 26th June
Firstly, we hope you are all well and staying safe. Unfortunately, regarding summer camps this year we still have a predicament. With Hazelwood Sports Club deciding not to take the front dome down this summer due to Covid-19 we were relying on the latest government announcement to allow indoor sports activities to commence in order to have the space required. This was not the case and we are therefore in talks with Hazelwood to discuss options to take the indoor sports dome down so that we can run 6 weeks of summer camps with the facilities needed.
The response from you in regards to us running a camp this summer was extremely positive so we are trying to do everything possible to make it happen. We have looked into other venues as an alternative option but it has proved very difficult as almost all schools and sports facilities are out of use this summer. We are hopeful to have an answer from Hazelwood by the end of next week and we will keep you all updated.
Fingers crossed we can provide some good news and can start taking bookings. We have everything we need in place to execute a fun, and most importantly safe, holiday camp that is in-line with the government’s safety guidelines.
If we are able to confirm the camp will run:
- bookings will be full week only
- the camp will run from 8.30-3pm (no extra time period)
- we will cap the camp at 40 children per week
- children will be put into coaching bubbles for the entire week with the same coach
- children will be kept 1m apart at all times
- payment will be online only and all childcare vouchers, gov childcare scheme, etc will be accepted as usual
We will be in touch as soon as we have news so please remain patient!
Summer Camps Update: Monday 15th June
Thank you to those who got back in touch to notify us of their interest for summer camps at Hazelwood Sports Club this year. As a result of the level of interest received, we are going to do everything we can to run activity camps beginning Monday 20th July, however the final call on this still ultimately lies with the facility.
As it stands, the main front tennis dome is still up at Hazelwood. As previously explained, it is a very big and costly operation for the club to take that dome down for the summer season and put back up come the autumn so what with lockdown the club decided not to bring it down this year. This now creates a spacing dilemma as currently any Tennis activity indoors is prohibited and therefore there are only 4 outdoor courts available at the club for its members.
Hazelwood Sports Club are hoping, based on the recent announcements that pubs, cinemas etc will be allowed to open come early July, that tennis will be allowed in the dome and they will be able to fully open the clubhouse. If this is the case there will be more flexibility on space and we will have the necessary facilities to safely and productively run camps.
Our website booking system is ready and we are planning and preparing for the eventuality that we will bring good news in due course. We appreciate families will want to plan as early as possible so will let you know as soon as we hear more from Hazelwood Sports Club. Understandably they can not make any guarantees regarding use of the club for a sports camp at this moment.
We will be in touch as soon as we learn more which we hope to be by the end of this week.
Update: Tuesday 9th June
We are currently assessing the level of interest for modified multi-sports camps at Hazelwood Sports Club this summer as well as speaking with the club regarding the space available. The response from parents has been very positive so we will aim to make an announcement towards the end of this week outlining how the camps would operate and spaces available.
Update: Monday 18th May
Hello to all involved with Kalo Sport and their families. Again, we hope that you have managed to keep safe and well during the last couple of months and our thoughts are with anybody that has had family members directly impacted by the virus.
As you may be aware, the government gave the green light last week for tennis to resume in a restricted format. This format is one-on-one only or doubles so long as all four players are from the same household. As a result of this, the Kalo Sport junior tennis programme and our holiday camps are still unfortunately held at a red light for this moment. We are hoping to be able to look at camps for the summer holidays and will do all we can to facilitate this IF the government permits.
In the meantime, some of our coaches who also conduct private one-on-one sessions separate from us are available to be contacted for lessons if you wish:
Rhys Bass – 07894499620
Nicholas Joannou – 07494343668
For those that have asked, Hazelwood Sports Club has opened back up, however, they are only allowing players with a current valid membership to book courts at this time for singles play. Any questions or queries regarding using Hazelwood as a facility are to be directed to the club not Kalo Sport. We are aware though that club manager Jack has been furloughed until the end of June so believe there is currently no way of joining at this time. We advise only members who have a court booked to visit the club until further notice.
We will be in touch as soon as we know more regarding recommencing the junior tennis programme and holiday camps at Hazelwood Sports Club. In the meantime stay safe and well!
Update: Saturday 18th April
We hope you and your families are keeping well!
It has been a challenging and strange time for us all over the last few weeks and we hope that the children who attend our classes and their families are keeping safe and positive during these unprecedented times. On a positive note, we were delighted to add another member to the Kalo Sport family as co-founder Edward Harvey and his wife welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world on April 2nd!
As an organisation we are itching to get back to doing what we love. Sports coaches have a passion to help and work with people face-to-face so for us it has been quite an adjustment to our working lives, as we’re sure it has for you all. We very much hope that the doors will be opened at Hazelwood as soon as it is deemed safe to do so and we can get the kids back playing again.
In the meantime we attach some links that may be useful to help keep you and your children moving at home:
|PE with Joe||Joe Wicks will be conducting daily PE lessons for children of primary age at 9am each day during the school closure. Visit his YouTube channel. Age range: EYFS, KS1 and KS2|
|Lovely daily exercise activities that can be done at home. The exercises also have other suggested activities linked to them.|
|Go Noodle||Age range: EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Movement mindfulness and relaxation videos|
|5-a-day||5-a-day dance fitness videos on Youtube.|
|BBC Supermovers||Curriculum-linked resources to get children moving while they learn. Sorted by age group.|
|Just Dance||Age range: KS1 and KS2Just Dance is a YouTube channel featuring guided dancing sessions to popular songs.|
|Team GB Hiits Sessions||Slightly more advanced and difficult (compared to PE with Joe) HIITS (High Intensity Interval Training Sessions) by team GB members like Max Whitlock and Leon Taylor.|
|Cosmic Kids Yoga||Age range: EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Yoghurt, mindlessness and relaxation videos.|
|This Girl Can||This Girl Can – Disney Workouts.|
|Real Play||Create Development’s real play at home supports families to play and learn together and includes 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges, of fun and activity for every family! Email email@example.com for further information.|
|Play Formats||A series of videos with ideas for active play activities and games.|
|Ready Set Ride – Cycling||British Cycling have designed resources to help children to learn to ride. Using an activity pack, online video resources to support parents, teachers and carers to teach children the essential skills needed to ride a bike while having fun playing together. Additional resources can be accessed by creating a free account.|
|Change4life||These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!|
|Jump Start Jonny||Jump Start Jonny is on a mission to get kids fit! His fun workouts and chill-out videos are loved by some kids Jumpsters in schools and homes worldwide! Get jumping today!|
|Primary Stars Premier League||Age range: KS1 & KS2 Premier League Primary Stars have created activities covering English, Maths, PE, Health and Wellbeing.|
|FA Girls Football in Schools||A website to access resources, ideas, useful information and links to help you grow girls’ football.|
|Youth Sport Trust||Youth Sport Trust have created some easy to follow activity cards with fun challenges and PE activities for children at home. The aim is to help parents/carers bring the ideas to life within their home environments (inside and outside) – and can be adapted to suit a range of ages and abilities.|
|Sport England – Active at Home||Recommendations and links to many websites and resources|
|Topsportsability Inclusive PE & Sport||Online resource of Inclusive PE & Sporting activties and ideas for young people with Special Educational Needs & disabilities. Sign up using the Inclusion Lead Code: YSTINCLUSION25|
|Chance to Shine Cricket||Chance to Shine provides cricket and class room based activities for teachers and parents/carers. These are free on the Resource Portal|
All the very best and we will keep everyone posted on when we can get back out there!