Covid 19 Update

These guidelines apply so that tennis activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They include measures to limit hand to shared surface contact and minimise unnecessary interactions with others.  These guidelines have been produced in line with the Government guidance on public spaces, outdoor activity and exercise published on 11 May 2020.

EQUIPMENT

  1. Take hand sanitizer with you
  2. Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as rackets, grips, hats and towels)
  3. Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play
  4. Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use
  5. Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others
  6. Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)
  7. Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court especially bottles and ball cans.

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE COURT

  1. Avoid using public transport
  2. Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there
  3. Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can
  4. Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates
  5. Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players
  6. Arrive changed and ready to play. Shower at home, and do not use the venue’s changing area
  7. Do not congregate after playing. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place

COURT LIMITS

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

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

  1. Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)
  2. Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
  3. Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends.
  4. Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES

  1. Use your own clearly marked tennis balls
  2. 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
  3. Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles or court sweepers where possible
  4. Be aware that onsite toilet facilities may not be open. Where they are open, players are advised to take particular care when using them