North Eastern Junior Tennis Association

NEJTA Statement Regarding the Melbourne Metropolitan Lockdown

09 July 2020 |

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NEJTA Statement Regarding the Melbourne Metropolitan Lockdown

As of 11.59pm on 8 July, the Melbourne metropolitan area, which every single NEJTA member club is located within, will be returning to Stage 3 restrictions. These new restrictions are planned to be in place for six weeks. Under Stage 3 restrictions, no tennis competition will be allowed to resume.

This six-week lockdown will run past the initial planned start date of the Spring 2020 season, meaning that the Committee’s original plan for the Spring 2020 Season (ten rounds plus finals with six teams per section) is now no longer feasible. The NEJTA is now moving on to our back-up plan: a season which comprises of seven rounds plus finals with eight teams per section. Essentially a half-season where every team plays every other team once followed by a normal finals bracket. The first round of the Spring 2020 season is now set to commence on 10 October, provided clubs have been allowed to open and operate by that time.

Further details, including a revised date for when team entry files as well as a replacement system for transfer forms that will not require person-to-person contact, will be provided soon. The NEJTA is committed to trying to run a competition in the latter half of this year if it is at all possible and safe to do so.

Regards,
Nathan Woods
Honorary Secretary NEJTA