As you are most likely aware, the WA Government have recently updated their Closure and Restriction (Limit the Spread) Directions to cautiously relax social gathering restrictions from Monday 27 April.
Based on these new Directions, and the capacity of our clubs and coaches to be able to effectively regulate and monitor gathering restrictions and social distancing measures at their facility, Tennis West is making the following recommendations for those clubs and coaches who have decided to re-open:
Singles & Doubles Play is now permitted
Small Group Coaching (max of 4 students on court with one coach) is now permitted
Under the circumstances the DTC Committee has decided to allow members-only access to the courts provided that all social distancing (keep 1.5m away from others) and hygiene guidelines are adhered to. MastaStroke Tennis will be allocated Courts 1 & 3 for coaching. Members can use these courts when they are not being used by MastaStroke.
Members are requested to book a court for play via our Book-a-Court system. If you have any queries on this system, please contact Loretta (LHughes@Tennis.com.au).
Nets will be on Blue hard courts 1, 3, 12, green hard courts 19 and 22 and grass courts 15 and 17. The gate on court 2 will give access to courts 1 & 3. A gate on court 11 will give access to court 12. The ramp gate onto the Beatrice Road hard courts will be the access point for courts 19 and 22. Access to grass courts is along the walkway adjacent to the clay courts. All gates will be secured open so there is no requirement to touch when entering or exiting. Where possible do not touch the court equipment including net winders. Please note that access to grass court play is not before 9.30am and do not use if wet or dew covered.
The Clubhouse and facilities will remain closed on the advice of Tennis West as we cannot ensure that they are cleaned to the required standards.
Please also note the Government recommendation that people over the age of 60 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people over the age of 50, are to stay at home and avoid contact with others.
As it is not possible for us to strictly police the behaviour of members at the club please be responsible at all times and abide by these guidelines.
Stay at home if you:
Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
Have flu-like symptoms or are in a high risk health category, for example elderly or have a pre-existing medical condition.
To protect against infection you should:
Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be there
Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play and avoid touching your face while playing
Not share water bottles and bring your own full bottle
Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue immediately
Be aware of what surfaces you touch and if you have to touch the on court equipment such as the net, net handle you must clean these before you leave.
Gates will be secured open, do not touch.
Use the provided hand sanitiser before commencing play.
If it comes to the attention of the committee that the necessary guidelines are not being adhered to we will have no choice but to immediately close the courts again.
We understand that there have been many changes and updates in regards to State and Federal rulings, some of which even negate previous directions and we apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this may have caused.
27 April 2020