Social Distancing and Other Safety Tips While Playing Tennis
As more residents venture outdoors to enjoy parks and recreation facilities, it’s important to continue to practice social distancing.
A great outdoor activity that does not require direct person-to-person contact is Tennis, and it is a great activity to get some valuable exercise. Here are some tips to ensure everyone stays safe:
- Do not play if you are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus or if you’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Do not play if you are a vulnerable individual due to your age or preexisting conditions.
- In addition to washing your hands, clean and wipe down equipment such as your racket and water bottle before going to the court. Do not share rackets or other gear.
- Bring a full water bottle with you, so you can avoid touching tap or water fountain handles.
- Use new balls and a new grip, if possible.
- Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc., whenever possible.
- Try to stay at least six feet from the other players and do not make physical contact with them (e.g., no handshakes or “high fives”).
- Immediately wash or sanitize your hands after playing, but do not use the locker room or changing area.
Enjoy the sunshine.