Social Distancing and Other Safety Tips While Playing Tennis

By on April 30, 2020

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.