Is Tennis Safe During Covid-19 Q & A
Q: Is Tennis Safe?
A: Tennis is ranked a low risk sport by the the CDC with regard to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The main reason is tennis does not require any direct person-to-person contact. Players can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that tennis offers so long as you practice physical distancing by keeping six feet apart from other players ensuring a safe exercise environment and follow other safety recommendations like sanitizing your hands prior to and after play. CLICK for complete information from United States Tennis Association on playing tennis safely
Q: Do I have to wear a mask while playing?
A: Yes, effective Nov 7th Governor Baker instituted a mandate requiring all adult and junior sports participants to wear a mask while playing. Tennis or Pickleball staff is also required to wear a mask. Masks are not required while playing singles tennis or in a private lesson.
Q: Can I borrow a racquet if I don’t have one?
A: Cedardale’s Professional staff can get a demo racquet for you. They will put a new over-grip on it before use and they will take it off after the class is over. We also will have wipes and hand sanitize on court available for all participants.
Q: Can I touch the Balls on court?
A: Although there is no specific evidence that tennis balls can spread COVID-19(reference USTA) . We have hand sanitizer available for every practice. Any drill that involves anyone touching a ball, we will ask that they use hand sanitizer at the conclusion of that drill. Most of the time we will be using ball hoppers that will be wiped down prior to and at the conclusion of every class.
If anyone has any other questions about Covid and tennis, please feel free to reach out to me Ryan Adamonis, Cedardale Tennis Director at [email protected]
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