14/03/2020

COVID-19 Announcement

Dear players,

Tennis Australia released a statement over night to advise that all their points tournaments will be discontinued until further notice. This includes Sydney Badge, ITF sanctioned Seniors Tournaments and any Australian Money Tournaments (AMT).
Tennis NSW is encouraging clubs to continue running their day-to-day activities as long as clubs and venues take the precautionary measures advocated by Health Authorities.

Eastern Suburbs Tennis Association has made the decision to discontinue the Sunday morning comp, so anyone who signed up for this, please keep an eye on your inbox as they will communicate with you directly.

For now, Tennis Sydney will continue to run our club activities, including Sunday Social, Monday Night Amazon Comp, Thursday Night Comp.
Blacktown Tennis Center has advised they are operating as per normal, so at this stage, Hardcourt Singles Tournament will go ahead as planned on Sunday 29 March and entries remain open.
We are reminding everyone to: 

  • follow the Government’s current quarantine and / or testing requirements, if you or your family have visited any of the affected areas, as identified by the State and Federal Governments, or have come into contact with someone who has visited those affected areas.
  • not attend any of our events if there is a risk you have been exposed to the virus, until you either have medical clearance or have completed the current 14-day self-isolation quarantine requirement, during which you have shown no symptoms.
  • not come to Sunday Social, competitions, tournaments if you are sick – you shouldn’t exercise anyway if you aren’t feeling well! 
  • contact your competition coordinator or Gavin, if you don’t feel comfortable to continue playing in a comp. They will find a reserve for you and discuss refunding your fees.

In addition, we are asking everyone to please read about social distancing and being extra vigilant about good hygiene practices. 
We advise against shaking hands / hugs, so here are some alternatives after a tennis match:

  • simply say Thank you
  • nod and smile
  • give your opponent a bow
  • give a high-five with your racquets

We will have to work together to slow down the spread of this virus and hopefully stop the pandemic!

All the tennis centres we are playing at remain open for business as usual, unless the situation changes dramatically, and health authorities advise otherwise. We will continue to update you should the situation change and if you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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