Postponed – Marhaba Festival of Rackets & SJRS ‘A Festival of Rackets’ 2020

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Dear members,

Salaamun Alaikum

We pray that you and your families are safe and well

The current Covid-19 environment has put our weekly sessions on hold, but we are encouraged to hear the stories and see videos of people still practicing in the garden and/or using improvised equipment (e.g. Table Tennis on the dining table and a home rackets MAMT event). We know you are as keen as we are to return to normality playing against one another and we pray that we can do this soon
Since the lockdown measures have come into place, SJ HQ, SJRS Team and SJ Ladies Sports Board have been monitoring the situation very carefully in the context of the 2020 Marhaba Festival of Rackets & SJRS ‘A Festival of Rackets’ events scheduled for 4-5 July and 25-26 July respectively
With your safety in mind, unfortunately we have decided to postpone both the Marhaba Festival of Rackets & SJRS ‘A Festival of Rackets’
Although disappointing, we are sure you will agree with us that it is the safest and right thing to do during this time

It is premature to set a revised date until more is known about the Government’s position on lifting the restrictions particularly on large gatherings of individuals. Rest assured that we will look to hold the Festivals once we have been advised that it is completely safe to do so and we will keep the membership informed of our latest decisions
On the gents side, each of the SJRS heads, on the respective Whatsapp groups, will be sharing tips on how to maintain your serves/swings/smash and some challenges for you and your families to take part of. Prizes will be on offer, so please look out for these challenges
On the ladies side, the coordinators will continue to share challenges for you after Ramadhan also with some prizes on offer
In the meantime, let us stay safe and keep each other, the wider community and humanity in our Duas during the upcoming Laylatul Qadr nights
With duas,

SJRS Dream Team
SJ Ladies Sports Board