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Updated 14 May 2020

Key Central Government Measures - Level 2

  • Sport and recreation activities are allowed, subject to conditions on gatherings, contact tracing, and – where practical – physical distancing

  • No more than 10 people at indoor or outdoor gatherings

  • Public venues can open but must comply with public health measures

  • Businesses can open to the public but must follow public health guidance including in relation to physical distancing and contact tracing. 

  • People at higher-risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home. 


Alert Level Guidelines 

In summary:

  • Contact Tracing: all participants & spectators registered

  • Cleaning & Hygiene: promote participant hand hygiene, minimising shared equipment, exercise caution at common touch points

  • Gatherings (on & off court): 10 people maximum, multiple groups of 10 may be present at the same venue but must not interact with one another

  • Physical distancing: must be maintained to participate in team sport & physical activity


The guidelines can be accessed in full by visiting: 


Play Safe Guidelines


The information below has been created based on specific advice from the New Zealand Government, Ministry of Health and Sport NZ, and relates to Alert Levels 3, 2 and 1, where tennis activity is allowed under specific circumstances.  These health and hygiene guidelines are for players, clubs and centres, and coaches:

  • A COVID-19 safety plan is in place, including risk controls for any staff that may be on site. SEED Tennis will have this available for client reference.

  • SEED Tennis will encourage use the online contact tracing tool provided by Tennis NZ for all participants and spectators and keep up-to-date class attendance information

  • Coaching sessions will be shortened to 40 minutes to ensure there is 10 minutes between classes and no cross over between players

  • SEED Tennis will use visual cues to help players keep 2 metres distance from one another

  • SEED Tennis will avoid activities, exercises and drills where players come in to contact or too close to one another

  • SEED Tennis will limit the use of coaching equipment

  • Live ball drills and game-based play will be preferred over basket based drills

  • Social distancing will be maintained at all times including when giving feedback and while players are resting

  • Payments will be made online to avoid handling cash


Tennis equipment

  • Where practical, SEED Tennis will not allow students to handle coaching equipment. Only the coach should be in contact with shared equipment.

  • SEED Tennis will remind players to clean their hands before and after coming off the court

  • SEED Tennis will remind players not to touch their face after touching a ball, racquet or other tennis equipment

  • SEED Tennis will replace all balls if someone with/suspected to have COVID-19 comes in contact with them

  • SEED Tennis will clean all tennis gear with alcohol-based disinfectant including racquets, towels, coaching- gear such as target cones


Clean environment

Providing a clean environment to play tennis in is essential. 

  • The tennis venue and SEED Tennis will work together to provide soap, hand-sanitiser or wipes at all main contact points

  • The tennis venue and SEED Tennis will work together to ensure all surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables, will be cleaned at least once a day wearing disposable gloves

  • Any surfaces which may have blood, body fluids and/or secretions or excretions on them will be cleaned

  • SEED Tennis will regularly remind and encourage everyone, particularly juniors, of the need to wash hands regularly and adopt the other principles of a good hygiene strategy

  • Signage about handwashing and hygiene techniques will be displayed at strategic points like all sinks, eating areas, drinking areas and on the side of court.