Use this checklist to make sure you have a hassle-free return to tennis!

BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME

  • Make sure you feel 100% well, if in doubt, please don’t play
  • Ensure you have court booked for the right time and that your opponent is included
  • Use the toilet and wash your hands
  • Pack water, towel, marked tennis balls and hand sanitiser
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hairband/clips if required
  • Consider if you want to wear protective glasses and a mask, if so bring these too

 

ARRIVING AT TENNIS CLUB AND GOING ON COURT

  • Park in clear spot leaving gap from other cars if possible (bike racks will be located on the mini courts for those cycling)
  • Keep 2 metre distance from anyone leaving or arriving at the club
  • Follow directions into the club
  • Check in with the Compliance Supervisor
  • Use hand sanitiser to clean hands, remember to keep your social distance
  • Follow recommended route to booked court
  • Each player should leave their gear at different ends of the court
  • Start enjoying playing tennis immediately

 

PLAYING TENNIS ON COURT

  • Remember to only serve and pick up your own set of tennis balls – see Paul Casey’s Court Etiquette tips here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi-GvCb1j9k
  • If opponent’s balls are on your side of court use foot and racquet to hit ball back. Same applies to balls coming from adjacent courts
  • Try to avoid touching your eyes and nose/mouth for whole match
  • Change ends in a clockwise direction (opposite to each other)
  • Finish promptly after 50 minutes

 

LEAVING COURT

  • Pack all your gear into bag (We recommend putting racket in black rubbish bag and balls back in tin. Remember that anything left behind will have to be binned.)
  • Leave court following recommended route keeping 2 meters from your opponent and players on other courts as you pass.
  • Use the hand sanitiser at exit.
  • Leave club grounds immediately

 

WHEN YOU GET HOME

  • Wash your hands
  • Disinfect your tennis balls
  • Start planning your next match