for tennis coaches & clubs
11/5/20 Latest News From LTA
Playing Tennis During Lockdown
The below provides an update following the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday 10 May:
Scotland & Wales
All tennis facilities and courts should currently remain closed, and tennis coaching and activity should remain on hold.
Following further clarifications we have received from Government, tennis activity in England will be able to take place outdoors from Wednesday with singles play only, other than where players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.
We’re finalising full guidance for players, coaches and venues and aim to share this as soon as possible via lta.org.uk/coroanvirus
11/5/20 Latest News From UK Government
Download the whole government strategy / guidelines / advice below. Page 27 seems to be the relevant part and is suggesting that tennis can now be played, but only with one person who is not part of your household.
As I write this in mid May 2020, the world is in the grip of the Covid-19 / Coronavirus crisis. Some countries are affected more than others and countries are at different stages of recovery and ‘lock-down’.
Here in the UK, we are still in the earlier stages of recovery, still asked to stay at home as much as possible, bars, non-essential shops and sports facilities are closed. But tennis courts have now been allowed to open for restricted play.
This page is simply a place to collate resources, help, advice and news for tennis coaches from all around the world, although the information below is split into UK and International.
LTA Support – This includes a range of support for coaches, clubs, officials and players. Full details HERE
Government Grants for the self employed – as I write this on 6th May 2020, HMRC is starting to contact people about this BUT there is something you can do now, which is use HMRC’s eligibility checker to see if you’re eligible. See this guide from Moneysavingexpert, Martin Lewis.
Government Support for businesses – this page gives details of various government support – grants, loans, business rate relief, furloughing employees etc.
Here is a PDF checklist for securing your club during a short-term closure.
David Martins of Tennis Business Academy gave an excellent webinar on what you could be doing now to get ready for when the lockdown is lifted. Watch it below:
Stay At Home Resources
Depending where you are in the world, you may be at different stages of ‘lockdown’. Here in England, although restricted tennis is allowed again, people are still staying at home for the majority of the time. Here are some resources you can send to parents:
LTA Tennis At Home Page – this includes:
- Tennis at Home Exercises – short videos containing tennis exercises.
- Activity Cards – fun, simple activities including colouring, word searches and quizzes.
- Personal Development Challenges – to explore and develop qualities such as resilience, perseverance, passion and respect.
- Learning Activities – tennis themed school lesson activities including numeracy, literacy, gerography and science.