With Covid 19 restrictions in NSW expected to be relaxed from 11 October, social tennis will be returning to Narooma Tennis Club.
Our ‘normal’ Monday night, Tuesday morning and Thursday morning social tennis will recommence from 11 October, consistent with Public Health Orders.
Clubhouse is for use of toilets only in this interim stage.
Ventilation in the clubhouse will be increased by opening the solid door on the road side of the club ( keeping screen door locked for security)
The kitchen is not available for use
Chairs may only be taken out of club if people spray them with disinfectant after use
Club members are to share in cleaning. It is everyones responsibility. It would be unrealistically expensive to employ someone to clean the clubhouse 3 times a week. High touch surfaces need to be cleaned after each club activity.
People need to be reminded to QR code or manually register each time they attend the club.
Narooma Tennis Club’s social tennis is almost exclusively doubles, which constitutes group activity.
As you would probably know, the government has stated that when group recreation (including social tennis) recommences, only those that are fully vaccinated will be able to participate in group activities. That is; you must have received two doses of an approved Covid 19 vaccine. Further, it is a requirement that you carry proof of vaccination with you at all times.
Vaccination will always be an individual’s decision. However, if you are unvaccinated you will not be able to participate in club sanctioned social tennisor use the club facilities. Similarly, if you have only had one dose, then you will have to wait until you have received the second dose.
So that all of our playing members feel as safe as possible, everyone will be asked to provide proof of double vaccination when you turn up to play, and this will be recorded by one of the committee members or the sessions organiser. If you’re not prepared to show this proof, it is preferred that you don’t come to social tennis.
Under the new restrictions, there will be a maximum of 20 participants allowed in a group activity. We rarely get 20 or more players at our social tennis sessions so it shouldn’t be an issue. However, if it does happen we would suggest you make appropriate arrangements (such as go and get a coffee and wait for someone to leave).
If you are unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, you can meet to play singles with one other person, not from your immediate household or with other household members. However, this would not be part of Narooma Tennis Club’s group activities and would be subject to Eurobodalla Council rules. Courts would need to be booked at the Ampol service station on the Princes Highway in town.
Under the relaxed Covid restrictions we will still need to follow all relevantPublic Health Orders, including that when you use the club house;
• You must sign in using the QR code or sign in manually• You must wear a mask inside the club house • You should maintain social distancing and ensure hand sanitisation
The relaxed Covid restrictions commencing next Monday are expected to remain in place until December when it is projected that there will be further relaxation of restrictions as a greater proportion of the population becomes fully vaccinated. We will provide updates when that gets closer.
Stay well and we look forward to seeing you back at club tennis.
The Narooma Tennis Club is located in MacMillan Rd, about 200m behind the Ambulance Station.
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Social tennis occurs on
Mondays from 4:30
Tuesday mornings from 8:30
Thursday Ladies Comp
Saturday: Juniors Comp
Coaching most days.
Whilst The Narooma Tennis Club manages the complex, we don't own it. We are obliged to follow council restrictions and fees.
The club has purchased a top of the line Spinfire Pro 2 tennis ball machine. We will run some tutorials to demonstrate how to use it. It will be free for club members and will give you the opportunity to practice and improve your game.
Don't forget that the Narooma Tennis Club has its own defibrillator. Make sure someone in your group knows how to use it. It is very simple, and could save a life. We will be running some demonstrations soon. Anyone can have a heart attack, you don't need to be old and unfit.