Tennis Victoria Directive

Tennis Australia Update re Covid-19 – 17/02/2021

Following the announcement from the Victorian State Government today, we wish to advise that community tennis can resume from 11:59pm tonight (Wednesday February 17).

The following directions apply:

  • All Tennis activity can return.
  • Masks must be worn indoors (clubhouses and indoor centres) and outdoors when 1.5m physical distancing can’t be maintained.
  • Density quotients apply for indoor and outdoor areas.

Please follow the COVIDSafe principles:

  • Face masks are required for situations where you are indoors and outdoors when 1.5m physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Do not play if you are sick or unwell.
  • Collect details (Full name and Phone number) for contact tracing purposes.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue.
  • Use good hand hygiene.

Please ensure your COVIDSafe plan is up to date following today’s announcements.

Tennis Australia Update re Covid-19 – 12/02/2021

Instruction to Cease, Temporarily, Community Tennis Activity in Victoria

Effective from 11:59pm tonight, Friday 12 February until 11:59pm Wednesday 17 February, Victoria will enter a 5-day Stage 4 lockdown, based on health advice.

The Victorian Government has instructed a number of activities will need to cease across Victoria including all indoor and all outdoor recreation and sport. Details available here.

As a result of these temporary measures, Tennis Victoria is advising that all Tennis Clubs/Centres, Community Tennis activities and coaching activities across Victoria must cease operations from 11:59 pm Friday 12 February:

• All tennis clubs and centres are to close
• All tennis programmes and coaching be cancelled
• All club, association, and social play be cancelled
• All public court hire bookings to cease

The 5-day lockdown will also mean that all Tennis Victoria competitions and tournaments scheduled within the lockdown period will be cancelled. This includes Tennis Victoria Country Week which was due to commence on Sunday 14 February in Swan Hill.

Stay home, stay safe.

Tennis Victoria Directive re Covid 19 – 27.3.2020 – Effective Immediately

Recommendation to cease, temporarily, tennis activity in Victoria

To the Tennis Victoria Community; our Members, Clubs, Volunteers, Associations, Coaches and Venue Operators.

With the continued escalation of social isolation measures in Victoria and following consultation with the tennis community and Government,  Tennis Victoria is recommending that as soon as is practically possible for your club or coaching business:

  • All tennis programmes and coaching be cancelled, including one on one coaching, until further notice
  • All club, association and social play be cancelled until further notice
  • All tennis clubs and centres close until further notice

This decision has been incredibly difficult.  We know our community loves our sport and that many people are looking for ways to remain fit and active whilst adhering to very strict social distancing guidelines.  We are also acutely aware that this recommendation will impact the livelihood of our excellent tennis coaches.  However, we are also clear that health and wellbeing must be our priority at this time. 

Tennis Victoria staff are working remotely to limit contact but are all still available to support you through this challenge:

  • Information and resources to support coaches will be sent to all Tennis Australia Coach Members individually and our Coaching Leaders are available when required. 
  • Your Tennis Victoria representative is available for volunteers and we will remain in contact as we try and work our way through this together.

The infection rates of this virus vary substantially across all states and territories and as such the recommendation to cease tennis activity temporarily is for Victoria only at this stage.  Tennis Australia will continue to work with the state tennis bodies to ensure compliance with the different Federal and State Government recommendations.  The current Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play are still relevant for all states and territories outside of Victoria.

We are exploring all appropriate options for resuming tennis in a safe way when health officials deem it appropriate.  This pandemic and these exceptional circumstances will pass and we want to work with our partners to ensure tennis is back bigger and better than ever.

This is a challenging time for everyone, please stay home and stay safe.

Kind regards

Prof. Emma Sherry (President, Tennis Victoria) and Ruth Holdaway (Chief Executive, Tennis Victoria) 

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