Returning to Tennis post COVID-19
Resources for Providers
May 28, 2020
USTA Pacific Northwest has compiled best practices from the CDC and Federal guidelines as well as state and local authorities in an effort to help all of our local organizational partners reduce risk while reintroducing tennis during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources may be helpful for those preparing to reopening their facilities or planning tennis programming for the public.
During this challenging time of pandemic restrictions, facilities and organizations play a key role in protecting the health and safety of their employees and players. Planning is critical. We encourage providers and players to read through the "Playing Tennis Safely" guidance before considering stepping foot on the court.
When considering these best practices, the most important thing is to follow any and all policies put forth in your state and/or local municipalities as well as the guidance released by federal and national health authorities.ADVERTISEMENT
NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL REOPENING GUIDANCE
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Identifies important, specific activities large businesses can do to prepare for returning to the workplace and reopening businesses and local programs
State and Local Guidance:
Governer Brown's State of Oregon Covid-19 Resource Page
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Covid-19 Resource Page
Specific OHA Guidance Resources:
Washington State Department of Health Covid-19 Website
Washington State Coronavirus Response Resource Page
Governor Inslay's Phase 2 Reopening Guidance Resource Page:
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Covid-19 Website
Idaho Coronavirus Homepage
Idaho Stages of Reopening Guidance Homepage
RETURNING TO PLAY SAFELY GUIDANCE & RESOURCES
Playing Tennis Safely Guidance:
USTA Guidelines For Players
USTA Guidelines For Facilities
Return to Court Webinar (w/ Dr. Alexis Colvin, Chief Medical Officer for the US Open and USTA).
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USTA Return to Play Recommendations: Detailed player tips and recommendations outlined for all USTA Products, Programs and Officials (downloadable below)
Operational Resources for Providers:
General Resource Pages
Waivers: Below are samples of waivers you can use to protect yourself and your staff when reopening, as well as recommendations from some of our facilities and players. Please consult with your local law office before using the waivers.
Cleaning Supplies & Services: This is a sample list of suppliers, not an endorsement. Due to increased demand, some products may not currently be available. NOTE: In order to buy more products at a cheaper rate, we recommend partnering with local clubs to purchase high-volume items. On top of available cleaning supplies, some offer professional cleaning services that specialize in tennis clubs. If interested, please contact a local cleaning company and ask for a quote.
VikingPure.com (equipment sanitation)
Customizable Facility Signage: Use these customizable templates of popular signage needs
Tennis Management Tools: The USTA has partnered with Club Spark to provide a variety of new tools to help facilities and programs manage and market their products in a more efficient fashion. Visit playtennis.usta.com for more details on what's available today and what's to come.