COVID-19 Measures: Tennis Coaching Guidelines

A guide to taking part in coaching at North Elmham Tennis Club.

Booking Your Spot
Please book onto all coaching courses here.

Before Leaving Home
All coaches and participants should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home.

No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19, currently recognised as any of:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.

The Lesson
Social distancing between players, and between the coach and players should be maintained at all times.

Players should bring their own equipment where possible and sharing of equipment should be limited – however, use of communal rackets can be done subject to thorough cleaning processes between uses.

  • Take hand sanitiser with you;
  • Use your own equipment where possible. Equipment such as rackets can be shared, but where this happens ensure thorough cleaning before and after use. Players should not share items such as towels;
  • Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play;
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use;
  • Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others; 
  • Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court.

Parents, Spectators
Parents, if they wish to stay, are asked to sit on the cricket outfield and not beside the pavilion. Supporters, parents, and other spectators should remain socially distanced whilst attending events. Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider government guidance.

In case of an emergency, the first aid box can be found in the ladies’ toilet of the pavilion, which will be out of use.