Playing Tennis During Coronavirus Outbreak
We know how important it is for people to be active, and the particular role tennis can have in the physical and mental wellbeing of those that play it. By its very nature, tennis is an activity whereby close person to person contact can be avoided, with the UK Government saying tennis is a good example of an activity that can be undertaken in a way compliant with social distancing restrictions.
England (updated 22nd February 2021)
UPDATE: Lockdown restrictions
Following the government announcement today, the LTA has updated its Covid 19 advice:
Outdoor tennis courts can open from Monday March 29th. Recreational tennis will be able to resume including singles and doubles social play 1:1 coaching and organised activity for groups (maximum group size subject to confirmation).”
The Club has adopted the LTA guidelines to ensure safe play and has updated its Covid 19 risk assessment. Social distancing and hand sanitisation as well as signing the track and trace register are required. There should be no spectators (except one parent with one child receiving coaching) and as little use of the clubhouse as possible – one at a time. The disabled toilet can be used when necessary, including for turning the floodlights on and off.
A summary grid of what playing possibilities have been recommended by the LTA can be accessed here – https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2021/summary-grid—permitted-tennis-activity.pdf