Back to Tennis - Cleaning and Sanitizing
With clubs across the section beginning to slowly reopen, many are placing new guidelines that players and employees must follow to ensure the safety of everyone at the facility. Read below to see what clubs around the section are doing to promote healthy practices for their members and employees.
- For front desk employees, consider having hand sanitizer, gloves and masks at the entrance.
- Sanitize areas and equipment consistently throughout the day as needed. Some facilities have appointed a "sanitizing expert" to ensure that surfaces stay disinfected throughout the day.
- Set guidelines for demo racquets that comply with safety guidelines.
- Suspend towel service until social distancing guidelines are removed.
- Wash hands and practice good hygiene. It is suggested that hands are washed before, during and after workouts for at least 20 seconds.
- Facilities are recommending that teaching pros must wash their hands before and after every lesson.
- Disinfectant wipes are being placed under each ball cart and used frequently at the request of the facility.
- Make sure to advise everyone to cover their mouth and wash/sanitize hands immediately if they cough or sneeze.
- Refer to your local facility regarding the use of a ball machine if it is deemed available for use. Become familiar with and abide by the facility restrictions for its use.
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