Best Practices for Providers During COVID-19
In collaboration with local facilities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia, USTA Middle States has produced best practices to display what some organizations can do to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Players and facilities are also encouraged to read through the Playing Tennis Safely Recommendations for both players and facilities.
Tennis Industry United (TIU)
The tennis industry has come together to analyze the needs and concerns of all involved in our sport, collaborating on programs that can provide both immediate and longer-term support. TIU has assembled a list of resources focused on financial assistance and relief, in order to make accessing the potential help easier and quicker. They will continue to provide more information and resources throughout this crisis as they are developed.
USTA Recommendation Documents
- Playing Tennis Safely: Player Tips & Recommendations
- Playing Tennis Safely: Facility & Programming Recommendations
School Reentry Considerations
- K-12 Physical Education, Health Education and Physical Activity
- Net Generation K-12 COVID-19 Curriculum Adjustments
- Net Generation PE at Home Tennis Guide
Community Tennis Association (CTA) Reopening
Health and Safety
USTA Eastern shared a webinar from an expert on indoor air filtration systems.
This information is not intended as advice, only as a model. Please seek advice from your legal and/or medical advisors.
Below are samples of waivers that facilities may use. These are not intended to provide legal advice. They are intended as models only. Please seek advice of your legal advisors.
- General Use & Release Waiver
- Release & Waiver (Participant Content)
- Facility Use Agreement
- Notice to Terminate Force Majeure Template
Parks and Recreation Guidelines
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