Covid-19 Tennis Playing Guidelines

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Covid-19 Tennis Playing Guidelines

COVID-19 TENNIS PLAYING GUIDELINES

Tennis activity is the sole choice and at the sole risk of participants, and CSRC neither assumes, nor bears any responsibility for, any injury or illness that may result from participation

 

Do not play if you:

  1. Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
  2. Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. Are a vulnerable individual.

 

Preparing to play:

  1. Reserve a court online to play. A maximum of 4 people per court. This includes lessons and clinics. Adam and Kevin may offer lessons or clinics to club Members with a maximum of 4 people per court (or 5 people, including Adam or Kevin).
  2. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available, before going on the court.
  3. Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share racquets, wristbands, grips, hats, or towels.
  4. Bring a full water bottle to the courts. The coolers will not be available.
  5. Use new balls if possible.
  6. Consider wearing a mask to and from courts and removing it only for play.
  7. Avoid touching court gates, fences, and score posts. Benches will be removed.
  8. Place all tennis bags, water, and towels in different areas along the fence enclosure of the court, 6 feet away from another player.

 

When playing:

  1. Try to stay at least 6 feet apart from other players on the court. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or high fives).
  2. 4 person per court limit.
  3. Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet or other equipment.
  4. Do not share food, drinks, or towels while playing.
  5. Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent (or back to another court). Avoid using your hands to pick up balls.
  6. Stay on your side of the court. Avoid changing ends of the court, if possible.
  7. Remain at least six feet apart from other players while taking a break.

 

After Playing:

  1. Leave the court and club property as soon as reasonably possible after play.
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
  3. No extra-curricular or social activity. Do not congregate at the gazebo or elsewhere.

 

Strategy on Ball Use:

  1. Each player should have their own can of balls to play with, which should not share the same brand and ball numbers.
  2. Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only. If a ball with the other number winds up on your side of the court, do not touch the ball with your hands. Use your racquet head or feet to advance the ball to the other side of the court.
  3. For Lessons with Adam and Kevin, only the pro will handle the balls. The players may use a tube or hopper to pick up balls keeping the same tube/hopper during the entire lesson. The player will wipe down the tube at the end of the lesson before another person is to use it.

 

Other:

  1. Gates: all gates shall be secured in an open position so no player needs to touch the gate to enter on the courts.
  2. Benches will be removed from the tennis courts
  3. Bathrooms will be locked and unavailable.
  4. Ball machine will not be available for use, except by Adam and KG for lessons/clinics.

 

Lifestyle:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with between 60% and 90% alcohol.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  5. Stay home when you are sick.
  6. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow and not your hand.
  7. Before and after play be sure to maintain the 6 feet of social distancing (walking from your vehicles to the courts before play, and from the courts to your vehicles after play).

 

 









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