England – Return to Managed Play

Based on our continued discussions with Government and following the further easing of restrictions announced on Thursday evening, the LTA has worked to develop an updated set of practical guidelines for venues, coaches and players to apply from 1 June so that tennis can be played in England, where the local environment allows.  We have clearly indicated the key additions and updates to the guidelines on the pdfs.

These guidelines apply to both tennis and padel, and outline adaptations and considerations so that tennis activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They include measures to maintain hygiene and minimise unnecessary interactions with others.

These guidelines currently apply to England only, and have been produced in line with the Government guidance. The full guidelines can be downloaded below – please ensure you read the relevant guidelines in full before undertaking tennis activity.

Guidance on the Government website will be updated later today confirming their decision to allow small group coaching and doubles play for players from different households as part of their easing of lockdown measures. The LTA has published these updated guidelines ahead of that so as to give venues and coaches as much notice as possible of the updated position.

Scotland – Return to Restricted Play

Tennis activity can resume in Scotland on a resticted basis from Friday 29 May, with guidelines in place. This follows the Scottish Government’s confirmation of th

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