COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  • Covid-19 Safety Precautions

    Due to the fast evolving nature of this pandemic, conditions beyond our sport and in this environment can change and we will continue to keep everyone updated.
  • Up4Tennis COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play

    We can all take a few steps to minimise the effects of COVID-19 while still enjoying our time on the
    court.
    Before you play
    Stay at home if you:
     Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
     Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
     Have flu-like symptoms
     Or are in a high risk health category, for example elderly or have a pre-existing medical
    condition.

    Attending tennis activities
     Only people core to playing should attend tennis activities such as players, participants,
    coaches and operational personnel
     Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be there
     Only one parent/guardian should accompany younger children where possible.

    Social distancing
    Tennis holds a unique advantage as a sport which requires no direct contact between players. You
    can also:
     Touch racquets instead of the regular pre or post match handshakes
     Keep 1.5 metres away from other people while watching or attending an outdoors tennis
    activity 

    Coaching
     We will limit the number of players on court
     Position the players at well-spaced stations- at a distance of 4 feet apart
     Only the coaches will touch the cones, dots, or materials used on court. 
     Students will not handle any coaching equipment

    Tennis equipment
    There is no specific evidence that balls can spread COVID-19. We do know that on hard surfaces
    contamination by respiratory droplets from an infected person can potentially survive up to three
    days. Therefore, you should:
     Make sure you clean your hands before and after coming off the court
     Balls will be replaced if someone is suspected to have COVID-19 comes in contact with them
     Coaches will pick up balls during activities
     No use of shared racquets or water bottles unless they are family

    Clean environment
     All surfaces will be cleaned such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, and tables, at least once a day wearing disposable gloves
     Regularly remind and encourage everyone, particularly juniors, of the need to wash hands
    regularly and adopt the other principles of a good hygiene strategy
     Display signage about handwashing and hygiene techniques at strategic points like all sinks,
    eating areas, drinking areas and on the side of court.