As per updates issued last week, at this stage 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 Monday 30 March (available here), including an exemption allowing outdoor sporting and recreational venues, such as golf courses, tennis courts and playing fields to be used.
Strong advice is also now in place that outdoor gatherings should be of no more than two people, with an absolute maximum of 10 people.
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