Returning to Tennis after COVID-19

To keep the tennis and the wider community safe, we must all take responsibility to minimise the effects and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This page will contain the current guidelines and will be updated as the situation changes.

Please make sure you download the COVIDSafe app: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

Please keep checking back here or on Social Media for updates:

The club is closed until further notice

The club has set out rules which must be followed:

  • Group sizes are a maximum of 2, or up to 4 if everyone is from the same household.
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres must still be observed.
  • Face masks or face coverings are not required to be worn while playing. However you are required to wear a mask on the way to the court, and when you leave the court. If you are under 12 then masks or face coverings are optional but recommended.
  • The club house will remain closed.
  • Sharing of food and drink is not permitted. You can bring food and drink, but it is for personal consumption only.
  • There are outdoor toilets available for use near courts 4 and 5.
  • Coaching will be limited to private (1:1, or 1:2 where two people being coached are from the same household) lessons only.
  • Singles social hitting is allowed (doubles is allowed is if all players are from the same household).
  • Coaching is on all courts, social hitting is on every second court (1, 3, 4, 6).
  • No sharing of equipment.
  • Competition is not permitted.
  • Only the players and coaches may attend the club, any spectators must wait in their cars.
  • Everyone, regardless of their role, must arrive and leave as close as possible to when they need to at the venue.
  • Bring your own filled water bottles, as you will not be allowed to use taps or fountains.
  • Pre-booked coaching sessions will have priority over social hitting for now. Please contact Jess O'Meara on 0421 805 696 to make a coaching booking.
  • Please contact Damien Whaley on 0417 350 546 or Daniel Shell on 0404 170 354 to make a booking to play (even social hitting). This is to help us ensure we are managing the number of people at the tennis section at one time. Night bookings can also be made.
  • You must sign in and sign out using the “guestbook”. This will help us know who has been at the club and when. We will use this information to contact people if the club is aware of a person who has contracted Coronavirus and has been at the club.
  • Any enquiries, or if you are unsure, please contact Damien Whaley on 0417 350 546 or damien.whaley@vermontsouthclub.com.au.

Tennis Victoria have also provided information: https://www.tennis.com.au/vic/news-and-events/covid-19-information-tennis-toolkit

These guidelines are subject to change. This information was updated on 2 August 2020.