The ACT Government has announced the first phase of gradual easing of restrictions on sport and recreation with informal outdoor, non-contact sport to restart with a maximum of 10 people from midnight Friday 15 May.
The Community Tennis Guidelines, ACT have been updated to reflect the changes that were announced by ACT Government and are available here. These guidelines will come into effect from 12.00am Saturday 16 May 2020. The guidelines current until 11.59pm Friday 15 May are also displayed at the above link.
What does the easing of restrictions mean for tennis?
From Saturday 16 May 2020
- Both singles and doubles are permitted.
- Bookings are open for both members and casual court hire (non-members)
- Small group coaching is permitted
- Groups of up to 10 are permitted which includes coach, coordinator, participants, parents, and spectators. Multiple groups of 10 are permitted at the one venue on the basis of the one person per 4 square metre rule, however there should be no cross over of these groups (social or on court activity) and there should be clear separation between the groups.
- Clubhouses will remain closed at this stage.
Please ensure you read the Community Tennis Guidelines, ACT prior to play and adhere to the following at all times
- Stay 1.5 metres apart
- Follow the one person per 4 square metres rule.
- Practice good hand hygiene before and after playing
- If you are unwell, please stay home
- Groups of no more than 10 people
Please note, clubs and coaches do need to re-configure booking systems and work through timetables, so check with your individual club or coach when they are back up and running.
Online court bookings can be made online at play.tennis.com.au