Return to Play Resources for Providers
Below are resources for providers including state protocols, USTA safety and program recommendations along with USTA Texas curated resources.
Minimum Standard Health Protocols from the Governor's Strikeforce to Open Texas
- Checklist for Youth Sport Operators
- Checklist for Adult Recreational Sports Operators
- Checklist for Adult Recreational Sport Participants
- Checklist for Day Youth Camp Operators
*Disclaimer: Be sure to always visit open.texas.gov for the latest information as well as your local health officials for local protocols
Playing Tennis Safely
The safety and well-being of all players and event personnel remains the first and foremost consideration of the USTA. In all cases, the USTA highly recommends that all players and facilities adhere to the “Playing Tennis Safely” guidelines, as well as all local health and safety regulations when returning to play.
Player Safety Materials for Tennis Facilities
Here are downloadable materials to help inform your players on how to return to tennis in a safe and healthy way.
USTA Texas Provider Chats
- Tina Trevino, Laredo Tennis Association
- Anders Eriksson, Owner of Polo Tennis and Fitness Club
- Scott Colebourne, COO, Cliff Drysdale Tennis
- Grace Gonzales and Cher-ri Jackson of Tennis Success
- Jenny Lee, Spring Rollers Wheelchair Tennis
- Rob Lowe, Director of Tennis, Walden on Lake Conroe Racquet Center
USTA Program Recommendations
- Social Leagues
- USTA Adult Leagues
- USTA Adult Tournaments
- USTA Adaptive Tennis
- USTA Junior Circuit
- USTA Junior League (JTT)
- USTA Junior Tournaments
- USTA Officiating
- USTA Team Challenge
- USTA Wheelchair Tennis
USTA Texas is committed to sharing resources related to both the challenges and opportunities facing tennis providers. As we continue to learn, we will continue to share. Below is a featured article we hope you find valuable.
Will youth sports embrace apps tracking return to play rules? Jon Solomon, Editorial Director for the Aspen Institute, illustrated a new wave of technologies that are emerging to track COVID-19 standard compliance as many youth (and adult) sports return to play. These new tracking apps could provide a competitive advantage for the organizations implementing them within their programs. Great Coach and SafetyOne are two compliance management solution companies mentioned in the article that have created new COVID-19 compliance tracking systems.
TexasJunior Tournament ChangesOctober 23, 2020With tournaments re-opening, there have been changes to how the events will look. Read More
TexasA Hall of Fame FamilyOctober 13, 2020The Chaffin Family has been the driving force behind the revitalization of the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame in Waco. Read More
TexasTexans 2020 USPTA AwardsOctober 08, 2020The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award to Ken McAllister of Austin, Texas Read More