COVID-19 Tennis playing guidelines/update

The Westleigh Tennis Club Inc. is re-opening the courts on 15 May 2020 for doubles.

All tennis and coaching should be carried out in accordance with the government and Tennis NSW guidelines. 

It is your legal and social responsibility to comply with the current Federal and state government directives in relation to COVID-19.

Westleigh Tennis Club Inc. encourages all participants to download the COVIDSafe app to help speed up the process of identifying anyone who has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Hornsby Council are performing their own independent patrols of parks in the area to ensure social distiancing guidelines are being observed. The police are also patrolling and on the spot fines will apply to court hirers who do not adhere to the current laws.

A summary of the guidelines for playing on the courts is as follows:

  • Playing tennis is recommended to be limited to those who are healthy and have not been in contact with persons who have COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms and are not in the high risk category. The high risk category is not recommended to play and includes any person over 70 years (over 60 years for people with pre-existing medical conditions, over 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with pre-existing medical conditions).
  • Only 4 persons on the court at any time. 
  • Maintain social distancing at all times. That is, at least a racket and arm length away. Any hand shaking is to be replaced with racket touching.
  • Wash hands before and after play, as well as after sneezing, going to the bathroom, etc.
  • You should minimize touching anything except your racket and tennis balls.
  • Bring your own tennis racket, drink bottle, towel and hand sanitiser and do not touch other hirer's tennis balls or equipment.
  • Wipe the lock for the court gate before and after locking with sterilised wipes. During play leave the court gate ajar to minimize touching.
  • You must arrive and leave as close as possible to your alotted court hire time. Do not wait near the back of the courts.
  • Do not change ends during play.
  • No groups or spectators accepted.
  • No socialising outside the courts.
  • The Club House will remain closed. (It is only to be accessed to turn the lights on and off)

For the full list of Tennis NSW guidelines click here.

Disclaimer

WTC Inc. shall not be liable for payment, wholly or in part, of any fines issued by NSW Police or other authorities to players/patrons who are in breach of current laws, including the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 issued under the Public Health Act 2010.

COVID-19 is a communicable disease and every effort is made to minimise the possibility of transmission at WTC-managed premises. However, in the current environment, risks cannot be fully eradicated. WTC shall not be held liable for any injury or health ailment (such as infection by communicable disease) caused by the use of WTC-managed facilities. Court hirers do so at their own risk.