Tips and Recommendation for Players
Return to Play – COVID Protocols
Newton Tennis Club
Preventative and Protective Measures for Return to Play
Recreational Tennis Activity Guidelines
· Please maintain social distance when entering/exiting the court facility.
· Members are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. Please remember to sanitize your hands before and after play.
· Please clean up after yourselves, and dispose of any unwanted items in the garbage bins (please DO NOT leave empty ball canisters and metal pieces on the courts – this is dangerous and sloppy).
· We highly encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs so as to maintain social distancing while on the courts during breaks.
· Members are encouraged not to switch sides during play to minimize contact.
· Each player uses his/her own tennis balls, clearly marked as their own. Other players can pass back the balls to the owner by only using their racquet.
· Ensure that there is NO physical contact between players. Consider touching racquets rather than shaking hands.
Although each person is accountable for their own health, the safety of others is at risk also with Covid-19. Everyone in this club is tasked with monitoring others for signs and symptoms. The Executive Committee reserves the right to properly notify and handle any issues that may arise. Safety is key.
We understand that this is a social club and we’re here to have fun, but please remember to abide by social distancing protocols whilst on the courts.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy
and follow the proper precautions and recommendations by the Provincial and Federal Governments.
We are following the lead from the Provincial and Federal Governments, Tennis Canada, Tennis BC, ITF, ATP and WTA.
Please stay safe, follow the proper precautions and again practice physical distancing.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF:
We encourage you to follow the same procedures as what is recommended during cold and flu season:
Stay home if you get sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Wash hands regularly with soap and water. This is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve/tissue and turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
Use tissues to contain secretions and dispose of them promptly in a waste container.
Keep common surface areas like doorknobs, light switches and keyboards, clean and disinfected.
Please read official sources on the coronavirus for information on symptoms, transmission, self-monitoring, self-isolation, and prevention, as misinformation has been circulating on social media: