Statement from the Board of Tennis Ireland

Statement from the Board of Tennis Ireland

The Board of Tennis Ireland met this evening to consider, among other items, the implications of Level 5 of the Government’s Framework for Living with COVID-19.

As the country moves to Level 5 from midnight, there is an impending need to communicate our interpretations of the Government Protocols to our clubs.

Having considered very carefully the Government’s Framework for Living with Covid-19 and the protocols within it, and in the absence of more specific guidance from Government, the Board of Tennis Ireland’s interpretation is as follows and will be in place until further clarification is forthcoming.

The Board of Tennis Ireland have always put the health and safety of its members and the wider community as its top priority during the COVID-19 crisis.  We will continue to do so and ask that all those involved in tennis do so also by following the protocols provided by Tennis Ireland and Government.

Tennis is a safe sport and the following safety measures must continue to be in place in our clubs

  • Minimise touch points – gates open, courtside furniture removed
  • One parent/guardian must accompany any player under 18 years if playing casually
  • Promotion of social distancing at all times
  • Posters to be displayed and sanitising stations readily accessible
  • All players, and not just the player making the booking, should be included in the booking
  • Players encouraged to travel to the club alone, or only with a member of the same household.
  • Ample car parking spaces should be available to ensure social distancing. If players must park next to another car, they should wait for the other person to exit or enter before doing so themselves.
  • Players should arrive at the court entrance no more than 5 minutes prior to the reserved playing time.