Dear Tasmanian Tennis Community,
We are pleased to be able to provide you with the recommendation that, subject to public health advice, the 18th of May will be the return to play date for community and social play, which includes some coaching.
We have developed a Return to Play Matrix which aligns with the three stages the State Government have announced. This framework provides an overview to the guidelines that recommend a safe return to play.
Clubs and Coaches can interpret and apply to these guidelines to the full or reduced level, with further supporting resources available here.
For those clubs, coaches and training environments, the first stage of tennis re-opening is scheduled to start from Monday 18 May (all of which continues to be subject to Public Health via the State Government).
It is important to note that while we are hopeful of the ongoing easing of restrictions, we have to be prepared for the possibility of the Stages regressing if there were to be any outbreaks that compromise the health of the Tasmanian community at large.
With this in mind, we all (clubs, coaches, volunteers, staff, Councils, Government and Tennis Tasmania) have a role to play in remaining vigilant to ensure tennis can safely remain open.
All groups should be aware that return to play is when you are ready and prepared to re-open.
For some that will mean Monday 18 May and for others it may be later that week or the following week.
In the coming days, please access the support of the Tennis Tasmania team to guide and support you safely re-opening for play. We will work with you in a pragmatic way and acknowledge that each of you will require different levels of support.
We are also mindful that as this is unchartered territory for all of us, and that information and recommendations will change from time to time. However, we will keep you informed to ensure that we can all return to the sport we love and have missed for several weeks now.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during this time! We can’t wait to see tennis back across Tasmania!
Darren Sturgess Martin Turmine
General Manager President