This is How to Safely Play Tennis this Summer
Some tips for how you can hit the courts while staying safe in the summer of COVID-19.
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As far as other players are concerned, different counties have different rules. For example, Nassau County has groups using every other court to ensure reasonable space between each court. Kick or hit another party’s tennis balls back to them if one should roll over onto your court.
When the Game is Over
Avoid lingering around the facility after your game is over, try to leave as quickly and as reasonably as possible without disturbing or interacting with other games. Make sure to wash your hands and disinfect your equipment – at your home. If your tennis court has a locker room of any kind, do not use it.
Other Tips for Safely Playing Tennis
- Do not forget to take basic precautions before taking the court. Check the weather, bring sunblock
- The USTA recommends players ease back into playing because of possible long layoffs between matches. You wouldn’t want to strain any muscles or get injured in your first post-quarantine match.
- Being able to do any normal activity is a gift right now, but do not jump back into playing the way you did pre-COVID-19. Stopping the spread of the coronavirus is an ongoing situation that will not end until people properly follow state guidelines.
If you are unsure about specific rules, contact your local government and ask for more information about playing tennis.
For more information, go to the USTA website for more guidelines.