Further to our updates throughout the week, outdoor tennis courts can continue to be used in South Australia subject to strict social distancing and hygiene practices being implemented, however sporting clubrooms should not be opened to the public until further notice.
This information is in line with a directive put in place by South Australian State Coordinator, Commissioner Stevens on Saturday 28 March (available here).
This directive includes an exemption allowing outdoor sporting and recreational venues, such as golf courses, tennis courts and playing fields to be used where the total number of persons participating in a particular activity does not exceed 10 people and provided that the density requirement is complied with.
The density requirement refers to the one person per four square metres rule.
We all know tennis is a unique sport with many benefits – the main one being health and wellbeing.
The COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play provide details on how outdoor courts can remain open for use to help ensure people remain active, subject to strict social distancing and hygiene practices being implemented.
Tennis clubs, coaches and operators across the country are all different and operate in different local contexts. They are also independent organisations and businesses. Making an assessment of whether a safe exercise environment can be provided also depends on a range of factors, which will apply differently at each venue – it is the responsibility of each coach, club and operator to make that assessment based on their local environment.
COVID-19 Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play – Updated Monday 23 March 2020