As you probably already know the government has eased some of the COVID-10 restrictions. 

In summary, we can play tennis again but at this stage it’s too early for competition to resume. Once news is received from the competition organisers this will be communicated.

Access to the club house will remain closed except for restricted toilet use. There are council toilets next to court 6 if you get stuck.

Tennis Victoria Guidelines

Tennis Victoria has published a Return to Tennis Toolkit. The relevant rules to Research Tennis Club are below.

  • Gatherings of no more than 10.
  • Singles or doubles.
  • Small group coaching. Consider that the parent/guardian of younger children may want to have line of sight of activity, in line with the Victorian Childsafe Standards.
  • Clubhouses/rooms to remain closed.
  • If your toilets are in the clubhouse/rooms you can open the clubhouse but only for the purpose of using the toilets. No gatherings in the clubhouse.
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.

To keep the tennis and the wider community safe, we must all take responsibility to minimise the effects and spread of COVID-19.

Before you play:

  • Please stay at home if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have even mild flu-like symptoms.
  • If you are in a high risk health category, please consider whether you should be administering or playing tennis at any time during this period, please do not take unnecessary risks.

Attending tennis activities

  • Only people core to playing or coaching should be at the venue. This includes at least one parent/guardian of younger children who must be present for the duration of the tennis activity, to comply with relevant Child Safety guidelines.
    All of these people must be able to observe social distancing at all times (see section below)
  • Everyone, regardless of their role, must arrive and leave as close as possible to when they need to at the venue.

Social distancing

  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other people and no more than 1 person per 4m² while attending / taking part in a tennis activity.
  • Remember no handshakes or High Fives, try tapping racquets instead.

Behaviours

To protect against infection, you should:

  • Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play
  • Avoid touching your face while playing.
  • Not share water bottles and bring your own bottle, already full.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow
  • Be aware of what surfaces you touch and ensure you clean them after play.

Further Information