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 26th November)
UPDATE: Lockdown restrictions
Following today’s government announcement that Lancashire is in Tier 3 after December 2nd, the LTA has confirmed that:
Outdoor tennis will be able to resume across all tiers and specifically in Tier 3 areas, indoor sport (including tennis) as well as exercise classes will be restricted to within your household only. Outdoor sport will be able to continue
See here for all the info – https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/
This is the grid with all the information – https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/local-restrictions-grid—tennis-activity-by-tier.pdf?category=Playing_Tennis_COVID19_Guidance
So we can play social doubles, with rule of 6, hand sanitisation, social distancing etc from 10am on Wednesday December 2nd with our usual turn up and play social tennis . There will also be social tennis on Friday 4th December (at 7pm). Steve Garland is already setting up organised winter doubles from Thursday December 3rd – members should send him their availability on the WhatsApp group. Junior coaching can also re-start – queries to Eden Parkinson of Edentennis.