COVID – 19 Message from Tennis Australia and Tennis West

MESSAGE FROM TA / TW / GOVT:

To the WA Tennis Community; our Members, Clubs, Volunteers, and Coaches, 

Instruction to cease, temporarily, tennis activity in Western Australia.

 Under the WA Government’s Preventative Restriction of Activities Direction a person must refrain from undertaking or engaging in an affected activity. An affected activity includes a gathering of two or more people, who do not ordinarily reside at the same premises, for the purposes of participating in a sporting activity. As a result of these new measures, Tennis West is advising that all Tennis Clubs, Club Activities and Coaching Activities must cease operations immediately: 

  • All tennis clubs and centres are to close until further notice
  • All tennis programmes and coaching be cancelled, including one-on-one coaching
  • All club, association and social play be cancelled until further notice
  • All public court hire bookings to cease 

Please note that under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA), it is an offence for a person to fail, without reasonable excuse, to comply with any of these directions, punishable by a fine of up to $20,000 for individuals, and $100,000 for bodies corporate. Attached is a poster you can display at your facility. We know our community loves our sport and that many people are looking for ways to remain fit and active whilst adhering to very strict social distancing guidelines.  We are also acutely aware that this directive will impact the livelihood of our valued tennis coaches.  However, this is a government mandate, and needs to be strictly adhered to by our tennis community. Tennis West staff are working remotely to limit contact but are all still available to support you through this challenge:

  • Information and resources to support coaches will be sent to all Tennis Australia Coach Members individually and our Coach Development Manager, Sheridan Adams is available when required. 
  • Your Tennis West representative is available for Clubs and will remain in contact as we try and work our way through this together.
  • Contact details are attached.

We are exploring all appropriate options for resuming tennis in a safe way when health officials deem it safe.  This pandemic and these exceptional circumstances will pass and we want to work with our partners to ensure tennis is back bigger and better than ever. 

This is a challenging time for everyone, please stay home and stay safe. 

Kind regards
Michael Roberts
CEO, Tennis West

** COVID-19 Update **

COVID-19 is a serious and real thing that is happening & changing day to day, week to week.
However, TENNIS will be going ahead as scheduled.
Tennis is a unique sport where there is minimal contact with each other.

We are taking EVERY PRECAUTION – we are doing our best to enforce the 1 metre apart distancing, and asking for your help with this.
Hand sanitiser is available, and handwash available in bathrooms and the attached posters are displayed at the Club.
Please don’t turn up to tennis if you are feeling sick – this is your decision.Please be vigilant when coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth & nose, be thoughtful of other participants.

TERM 2, 2020Again, at this stage, we will be running Groups as advertised, with the small change of the start date for the Saturday Group.WE WILL BE MINIMIZING GROUP SIZES TO A MAXIMUM OF 6 KIDS PER COURT, so book now to ensure your spot!!
Monday’s 4th May to 22nd June 4-5pm  Red / Orange / Green Ball (play ON 1st June)Wednesday’s 6th May to 24th June 4-5pm  Red / Orange / Green Ball / Pennant StandardFriday’s 8th May to 26th June 4-5pm  Green Ball & Pennant Standard
Saturday’s 9th May to 27th June 9-10am Or 10-11am Red / Orange / Green Ball
Bookings are open now, so if you wish to change day’s now is the time to get in early.

Thanks for you understanding & co-operation in this difficult time.
I urge you all to be vigilant and be considerate of others during this time, but hopefully getting out in the fresh air and participating in some fun sporting activites will help improve our lungs and general heath!
See you all on the court soon….Lisa

Great Testimonial

Hi Lisa, My car wouldn’t start due to a flat battery after pennants today. Paxton’s mum and dad (he was my hero today!!), Will’s dad and Coach Klay helped me jump start the battery. Klay had disappeared when I looked around to thank him. Could you please thank him for me? Don’t have his email or number. He drove off in his car to get a new pair of leads when Will’s dad’s wasn’t working. You see this is another reason why I love your club. The parents are just awesome!!! I’m so grateful for all the help I got today if not for which I would have had to wait till the RAC rocked up.
Cheers Imalka (Venuja’s mum)


RESPONSE: Thanks Imalka – we do have a great group of kids & parents (as well as Coach’s).
Always happy to help each other & work together!!