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
Team Challenge SeriesJuly 08, 2021The Citi Open is back in action this summer and we are excited to celebrate Washington D.C.’s summer tennis tradition with the entire Section. We’ve planned a fun way for youth tennis players to join in the excitement through a special series of events they can play in and have fun! Read More
Get Out and Play MASJuly 01, 2021It’s time for tennis, Mid-Atlantic! Playing tennis allows you to practice social distance, without being socially distant. The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section is adding exciting tennis opportunities and ways to play for all ages, as it becomes safe to do so. Find options that interest you and click on the links to learn more. Read More
Nominate for Section AwardJune 30, 2021USTA Mid-Atlantic honors those that support and grow tennis in the Section and are excelling at many levels to go above and beyond for tennis and the well-being of others. This year, we turn to the tennis community to nominate outstanding individuals and community providers for the “USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates” awards. Read More