Covid-19 Guidelines

The LTA's COVID-19 guidance can be found here: For PlayersFor VenuesFor Coaches. Please ensure you read the relevant guidelines and the following information before resuming tennis activity.  Below is a summary of the guidelines for all players.

BEFORE LEAVING HOME & AFTER YOU RETURN

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible)

EQUIPMENT

  • Take hand sanitizer with you
  • Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as rackets, grips, hats and 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
  • Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)
  • Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court

COURT LIMITS

  • Maximum of four people per court. Players can be from different households

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Stay two metres away from other players as far as possible (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
  • Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net
  • Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES

  • Use your own clearly marked tennis balls
  • Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours - use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court
  • Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles or court sweepers where possible

HYGIENE

  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face