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: 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
Shenandoah Valley SuccessNovember 25, 2020We caught up with Local League Ambassador(LLA) Carisa Dueweke to find out how she successfully ran her league with both indoor and outdoor play. Carisa’s story peels back the curtain to illuminate a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes to ensure everyone can get out and play tennis safely. Read More
Indoor Play TransitionNovember 21, 2020Our goal is to make a safe transition into indoor play, and we are working with Mid-Atlantic facilities to ensure the health and safety of our players. Read about that promise here. Read More
Bob Hyatt SpotlightNovember 13, 2020Officials are a key part of every tennis tournament. While the players on the court may keep your eyes engaged, tennis officials and chair umpires are there to ensure the match runs smooth and fair. And we are celebrating our officiating appreciation week in the Mid-Atlantic with Bob Hyatt. Read More