4 April 2020 | Tennis ACT

Update on recommendation for one on one coaching in the ACT

Further to our announcement on Friday 27 March recommending all tennis activity in the ACT cease, the Tennis ACT Board in consultation with ACT Sport and Recreation and the tennis community has reviewed the decision on one-on-one coaching.  The decision has been made to align one-on-one coaching with the Federal Government restrictions around personal training, therefore the recommendation has been revised that-one-on-one coaching can continue in the ACT in strict compliance with the Federal Government restrictions and the Community Guidelines for continued play (ACT).  This recommendation comes into effect from 7am Sunday 5 April.  The updated Community Tennis Guidelines for continued play are available here.

A coach is defined as the coaching business or employee of the coaching business who is engaged with the coaching rights at the tennis facility.

Please note, the final decision on whether one-on-one coaching will continue rests with the individual coaching business, in consultation with their club.    Some coaching businesses may still continue to cease operations and we fully support this decision.

One-on-one coaching is the only tennis activity that has been recommended for continued play at this time.

We have received a lot of feedback around casual court hire, but at this time the recommendation still remains that this does not continue.  The majority of clubs in the ACT are operated and run by volunteers.  The requirements that would be placed on volunteer committees in order to allow court hire to continue are substantial and we do not feel at this time we can make this recommendation to volunteers, many of which who fall into the high risk categories for COVID-19.

We appreciate your understanding and patience with this matter.

Stay safe and take care.

Tennis ACT.