Playing Tennis Safely: Facility Guidelines-USTA Recommendations

Activity should always be in line with the Federal Government’s advised social distancing measures (defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
• Limit activities to casual playing.
• No social gatherings.
• Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer before, during, and after play.
• Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels.
• Players should stay on their side of court and avoid changing ends.
• Stay at least six feet apart from other players including when arriving at and departing from a court. Do not make physical contact (such as shaking hands or a high five).
• Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.
• If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
• Each Player should bring their own equipment.
• Keep participant numbers to a minimum, 4 per court
• No extra-curricular or social activity should take place.
• Maximum of 6 Six Balls. An extra precaution you can take to keep safe when playing tennis: Open two cans of tennis balls that do not share the same number on the ball. Take one set of numbered balls, and have your playing partner take a set of balls from the other can. Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only. Should a ball with the other number wind up on your side of the court, do not touch the ball with your hands. Use your racquet head or feet to advance the ball to the other side of the court.
• When playing doubles, coordinate with your partner to maintain physical distancing.
• If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.
• All players should leave the facility immediately after play.

City of Laredo Guidelines for Tennis Facilities

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