Tennis restarting

Outdoor Tennis has restarted across Europe. It’s a game that lends itself to social distancing with a plastic glove on the hand that picks up the ball surrounded by a wire fence. This could restart now and not have to wait for yet another three weeks if within households. The season for tennis is so short and there appears to be no reason why it can’t be played now.

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by Summer on May 08, 2020 at 09:50AM

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  • Posted by AlisonChandler May 08, 2020 at 10:00

    Bad idea. More activities means more people leaving home more often and on the way using petrol stations, different shops, gates into tennis court, toilets etc
  • Posted by Pythagoras May 08, 2020 at 10:28

    Great idea. Tennis is a very low risk activity in which people are naturally spaced apart.
  • Posted by IanH May 08, 2020 at 12:05

    Great idea, you don't have to use the clubhouse, or the toilets, my club left balls and hand wash beside the clubhouse, but you could bring your own balls with you and take them away. Good way for people in the same household to exercise.
  • Posted by mongerlane May 08, 2020 at 12:22

    Alison I totally disagree. It can be easily managed and is one of the easiest of sports to restart safely. We are allowed out to exercise as it is so this is not a drastic change. People are driving to places to exercise or walk their dogs as currently. There is no contact with anyone not playing as you are in a fenced off area.
  • Posted by PatH May 08, 2020 at 14:02

    Tennis should be opening ASAP
  • Posted by jwracing May 09, 2020 at 16:45

    Tennis is the perfect social distancing sport, outdoor courts are 23.77m apart from baseline to baseline, it must be allowed ASAP
  • Posted by suki56 May 10, 2020 at 18:06

    I think tennis would be perfectly safe - perhaps singles only though unless your doubles partner was someone in your household? Also would need adequate space between courts as often people on adjacent courts get close - however much less risky than going to a supermarket or dodging runners and bikes!
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