Indoor Tennis - What You Should Know
Cooler temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic may mean you’ll be heading indoors more often to play tennis. Tennis facilities with indoor courts are open in the Mid-Atlantic, running programs with safe practices in place. They are working hard to ensure players that visit their courts are aware of the steps and requirements being taken to help people stay safe while playing tennis indoors.
In fact, USTA Mid-Atlantic Section recently convened representatives from many of the indoor tennis facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic in a virtual session to share best practices on health and safety protocols for indoor tennis facilities.
The following are resources we’ve collected that you may find useful as you head indoors to keep up with your tennis game.
COVID-19 Updates by State:
USTA MAS Promise Program
The USTA Mid-Atlantic has launched the “MAS Promise” to recognize indoor tennis facilities that are committed to high levels of safety protocols. When you see the “MAS Promise” displayed on a tennis industry business’s website or at their facility, you will know that the facility has committed to safety standards for employees and customers.
Play Opportunities In Your Area
Check out the links below to find the right play opportunities near you.
Requirement to Wear Face Coverings
States, counties, and/or tennis facilities may have specific requirements on the use of face coverings both while indoors in the facility and when actively playing tennis indoors. Please consult your local tennis facility in advance to be aware of specific requirements.
Additionally, the USTA Mid-Atlantic requires that participants and spectators (when participating or attending) in USTA sanctioned programs cover their mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and not actively playing tennis. Click here to access our full list of safety guidelines by the program area.
Articles, Webinars, Podcasts & More from the Industry and for Players
Article: Learn how LLA Carisa Dueweke is running successful indoor and outdoor leagues in Shenandoah Valley. Read more here.
Article: Indoor Play at CA
Webinar: Air Filtration & Air Cleaning for Indoor Facilities - WATCH
Webinar: TIU Episode 20: Indoor Facility Challenges in the Covid-19 World - WATCH
Webinar: TIU The Inside Story of Opening Your Indoor Facility - WATCH
Podcast: USPTA Navigating the Covid-19 Crisis and Club Reopening with Scott Colebourne - LISTEN
Podcast: TIU Episode 12: What Happens When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Plus More Stories from Facilities Opening Up - LISTEN
Podcast: TIU Episode 21: COVID-19, Indoor Facilities and Playing Safely featuring Joe Wilkerson, Vice President of JTCC in College Park, MD - LISTEN
Care Award Winner 2021October 25, 2021Maintaining a healthy work environment through the adverse time of COVID-19 was nothing short of a challenge, but USTA Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) made it their mission to put employees' needs first. For this exact reason, USTA MAS will be honored with the 2021 CARE Award given by the Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). This is the fifth time USTA Mid-Atlantic is bestowed this recognition by NVFS. Read More
Two MAS National ChampionsOctober 08, 2021USTA Mid-Atlantic sent six teams to represent the Section at week one of the USTA League National Championship on October 1-3, and two teams came home with the National Championship titles. Read More
Ready For League NationalsOctober 07, 2021Here in the Mid-Atlantic, the journey to nationals was fierce. Teams played their way through local leagues and Section Championships with the goal of winning an opportunity to represent the Section in national events. Ultimately, 36 teams from around the region advanced to the National League Championships Read More