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Following the announcement by the Victorian Government and Guidelines from Sports and Recreation and Frankston City Council, the committee is pleased to advise that Overport Park Tennis Club can now open from tomorrow.

Please see below excerpt from Tennis Victoria’s website.  Following are OPTC’s specifics.
We are so excited for you all to be back and hope we see you soon.

Tennis Victoria Last updated Wednesday 29 September 2021

We are pleased to share with you the update of how we can return to the court – across the state! Thank you for your patience as we have worked through the many nuances in the State Government directives. From today, Metropolitan Melbourne can safely return to the court under the below restrictions. As communicated recently, the Chief Health Officer’s directives were published early this morning and the below is the interpretation of these directives for tennis.

Metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire and City of Latrobe COVID-19 restrictions:

  • As per the Stay at Home Directions recreational tennis (Book a court / casual court hire);
    • Singles play can return for two people for participants who are not fully vaccinated.
    • Doubles play can return for four people from no more than two households for fully vaccinated participants. Participants must carry proof of vaccination and may be required to show this to an authorised officer at any time.
  • As per the COVID-19 Vaccinated Activities Directions, in the instance where a person that has obtained certification from a medical practitioner that the person is unable, due to a medical contraindication, to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine; they are classified as an excepted person and are classified as fully vaccinated for the categories outlined above.
  • The Stay at Home Directions, the Restricted Activity Directions and the COVID-19 Vaccinated Activities Directions are all silent on a venue cap. Based on our discussions with State Government, our interpretation is that the above group coaching and people limits apply per court. 
    NOTE: OPTC Spoke with Frankston Council this afternoon, they are happy with us closing every second court as per previous returns to tennis.
  • Players must reside within 15km of the tennis facility that they are playing at and exercise activity can be for up to four hours.
  • Face coverings are to be worn except if a medical exception applies. They can be removed when participating.
  • Competition is not permitted.
  • All tennis venues must have Service Victoria QR code check-in signage clearly displayed in a prominent location and all venue attendees must check in.
  • Indoor facilities, including toilets, must remain closed.
  • Some tennis venues may require approval from your council before opening.

Tennis Coaches fall under the Personal Training classification and follow the newly established COVID-19 Vaccinated Activities Directions.

  • Group coaching can return with two people plus a coach (for participants and the coach who are not fully vaccinated).
  • Group coaching can return with five people plus a coach (for participants and the coach who are all fully vaccinated). The coach must sight evidence of vaccination for all five people and record this information.
  • Participants younger than 12 years of age are treated as a fully vaccinated person.
  • As per the COVID-19 Vaccinated Activities Directions, there is a requirement of coaches or coaching business operators to collect, record, hold and sight vaccination information, if they are in excess of the patron limits.

Playing Tennis (OPTC):

  • Members only at this stage.

Courts Available for Use (OPTC):
Courts 1,3,4,6,7,9,11,12 & 14. (every second court closed)

  • Except when the Coaching staff are Coaching


Sign In – top right and then Click on the Court Bookings Tab
You MUST include names of all who are playing (+Add Player) when booking.

If you require assistance registering for ClubSpark (Book-a-Court) please contact Lynda Weatherley on 0418365014.

  • Courts can be booked from 30 mins to 2 hours maximum on a daily basis to allow every member a chance to go and have a hit
  • For the next couple of days the courts will only be able to be booked on the day – once Andy has his Coaching activities organised and on the system we will change it.

Other Specifics (OPTC):

  • Everyone attending must sign-in using the QR Code at the Front Gate. 
  • When bagging the courts, players should not swap baggers and bag the courts from side to side (not up and down).
  • Players must bring their own drink bottles with water for use whilst at the courts and are NOT permitted to use the water taps around the courts.
  • Players should bring and use their own hand sanitiser.
  • When using the PIN keypad on the front gate, ensure your hands are clean and use sanitiser after touching.  The number 9 hasn’t survived the lockdown too well and may stick (Tennis Victoria are organising a replacement) if you have trouble, please call Play Support on 1800 752983
  • No pre/post-match handshakes or hi-fives.  Touch racquets instead.
  • You must wear a mask to and from the club.
  • Everyone must socially distance when not on the court
  • No pre/post-match handshakes or hi-fives.  Touch racquets instead.

Before you play (OPTC):

Stay at home if you:

  • Feel unwell
  • Have flu-like symptoms
  • Have a cold or runny nose
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days – Please let us know ASAP as we have to inform the relevant authorities

Attending tennis activities (OPTC):

  • Only people core to playing should attend tennis activities such as players/participants, coaches and operational personnel
  • Only one parent/guardian should accompany younger children where possible.
  • No sharing of equipment.

Behaviours (OPTC):

To protect against infection, you should:

  • Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue immediately
  • Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick
  • Be aware of what surfaces you touch.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at

As always, thank you for your patience over the last several months, enjoy your tennis and stay safe.

Bruce Weatherley
Overport Park Tennis Club