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.

Physical distancing

 Keep 1.5 metres away from other people while attending a tennis activity.

 Remember no handshakes or high fives, try tapping racquets instead.

Behaviours

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.

 

Tennis activities

 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

 

Coaching

 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.