Booking and Conditions of Entry
Community Tennis Guidelines: Metropolitan Melbourne
To keep the tennis and the wider community safe, we must all take responsibility to minimise the effects and spread of COVID-19.
Before you play
Please stay at home if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have mild flu-like symptoms. If you are in a high risk health category, please consider whether you should be administering or playing tennis at any time during this period, please do not take unnecessary risks.
Attending tennis activities
Only people core to playing, coaching or operating the venue should be onsite.
Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be there.
In orderto comply with relevant Child Safety guidelines, at least one parent/guardian should have line of sight of younger children during tennis activity.
Keep 1.5 metres away from other people while attending a tennis activity.
Remember no handshakes or high fives, try tapping racquets instead.
To protect against infection, you should:
Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play.
Avoid touching your face while playing.
Not share water bottles and bring your own bottle, already full.
Bring your own hand sanitiser.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow.
Be aware of what surfaces you touch and ensure you clean them after play.
Wear a mask when travelling to and from the venue if over the age of 12, unless an exemption applies.
Competition play can return.
Shorten booking times to create a buffer between sessions to ensure minimal cross over
Advise players to not change ends
There should be no off-court social gatherings
Keep records of who attends your venue and their contactdetails, you may want to use this QR Code for this purpose
Payments to be made online to avoid handling cash
Leave gates ajar during opening hours so players do not need to use handles to enter
Tennis lessons are permitted with no more than 10 participants in a group.
Live ball drills and game based play is recommended over basketbased
Advise player/s to not change ends Maintain social distancing at all times including when giving feedback and while the player is resting
Limit the use of coaching equipment such as target cones
Do not let the student handle any coaching equipment - coach to pick up balls and feed drills
Wear a face mask when travelling to and from a venue and while on court unless the face mask impacts on your ability to deliver instructions or if the activity is strenuous. You must have a face mask on you at all times.
Here is a link to the full Tennis Vic : Community Tennis Guidelines - Melbourne Metro
EPTC Committee reserves the right to make changes ongoing in line with the fluid nature of the Victorian Government, Tennis Victoria & Knox City Council recommendations.