This article by Tennis Signal provides up to date information as to how the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the latest government advice around it, relates to tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them.

Wales

All tennis facilities and courts should currently remain closed, and tennis coaching and activity should remain on hold.

Scotland – Return to Restricted Play

All tennis facilities and courts should currently remain closed, and tennis coaching and activity should remain on hold.

Following the announcement from the First Minister on Thursday 21 May, which signals a potential return to tennis in Scotland in the days following Thursday 28 May, the LTA and Tennis Scotland have developed a set of practical guidelines to follow so that tennis can be played in Scotland consistent with the new route map moving out of lockdown, where the local environment allows.

We know everyone in Scotland is looking forward to getting back to tennis as soon as it is safe to do so, and these guidelines will allow venues and players to prepare to do so. The full guidelines can be downloaded below, and these will become operational subject to the Scottish Government confirming the route map from lockdown on the 28 May 2020.

DOWNLOAD GUIDELINE BY CLICKING HERE

The current easing from government concentrates on extension of exercise rather than all aspects of each sport and therefore coaching is not part of these guidelines. However,Tennis Scotland, the LTA and sportscotland have worked on robust guidelines for one to one coaching which we feel work within the guidance surrounding the extension to exercise of physical activity in Scotland. These coaching guidelines are currently being reviewed by the Scottish Government for feedback as soon as possible.

England – Return to Restricted Play

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 Government saying tennis is a good example of an activity that can be undertaken in a way compliant with social distancing restrictions.

Based on our discussions with Government and following the adjustment of lockdown restrictions, the LTA has developed a set of practical guidelines for venues, coaches and players to follow so that tennis can be played in England during lockdown, where the local environment allows.

These guidelines apply to both tennis and padel, and outline adaptations so that tennis activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They include measures to limit hand to shared surface contact and minimise unnecessary interactions with others.

These guidelines currently apply to England only, and have been produced in line with the Government guidance on public spaces, outdoor activity and exercise published on 11 May 2020, which can be read on the Gov.uk website.

The full guidelines can be downloaded below – please ensure you read the relevant guidelines in full before undertaking tennis activity.

GUIDELINES FOR TENNIS VENUES

GUIDELINES FOR TENNIS COACHES

GUIDELINES FOR TENNIS PLAYERS

Find a court

Please be aware that not all courts may be open. Venues will need to make an assessment based on whether they can facilitate safe play at their venue. Where they chose to remain closed please respect this decision.

In addition, not all other venues will be open from Wednesday 13 May – some courts may take time to be unlocked and prepared for use following the closure during the lockdown period.

Click the link below to find your nearest tennis court:

FIND A TENNIS COURT

 

 

 

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