Tennis can provide a safe opportunity for healthy outdoor exercise during the COVID-19 outbreak provided that the public health practices put forward by TennisBC and endorsed by the provincial government are followed:
• All court bookings and membership payments are to be made in advance online at There will be no drop-in play. Members may bring guests for a $5 per person cash fee to be deposited through the payment slot in the green shed.
• Arrive a few minutes before your court time and leave directly after.
• Enter the court by the main gate when clear, and exit by the gate near the Facility Centre.
• Use the hand sanitizer provided at the gates to clean hands before entering and leaving the courts. Players should also carry and use their own hand sanitizer after touching surfaces.
• There will be no benches. Bring a lawn chair for your personal use if you wish, provided you take it when you leave. Do not share equipment.
• Bring your own water. The fountain will be closed.

• Take your trash home with you. There will be no trash cans.
• Each player should have their own clearly marked tennis balls to be used when serving. Return balls to the server or neighbouring courts using only your racquet. Balls will be safe for re-use after 3 days, or after spraying with bleach disinfectant.
• Play with family/household members when possible.
• Doubles are allowed with strict adherence to social distancing of 2 metres.
• Consider not changing ends during a match. If you change ends pass at opposite ends of the net.
• Refrain from touching your face.
• Do not attend the courts if you have symptoms or if you have been exposed to a COVID patient within 14 days.
• The elderly, and those with immune compromise and chronic diseases, should consider not attending the courts.
• Assist each other in following the rules. Behaviors will be monitored; a lack of compliance will result in a suspension of play and could result in a suspension of membership.
• PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Preparation for, and participation in playing tennis at the Nelson Tennis Club, shall be entirely at your own risk.

COVID-19 Play Guidelines – Nelson Tennis Club Courts