We hope you and your loved ones are well and that you are adjusting to the new rhythm of life that we’re all in. We wanted to keep you aware of a few things:
There have been community complaints and observations that people are still playing tennis at clubs and public facilities. During Level 4, this is not allowed. The Government has closed all parks and recreational facilities and this should apply to tennis facilities too. At this time, we have to make sacrifices and we have to take ownership over the things we are responsible for. If two people play tennis (even from the same bubble), two more will go, then two more, and more. Please remind your members of this responsibility we have to one another. If you can, put a sign up at your club too for non-members. A North Shore club has decided to put a bike lock on their gate to deter the members that are still using their keys and swipe cards during Level 4.
Tennis NZ are working with Regional CEO’s and key tennis facilities managers to produce some very clear guidelines for tennis activity at ALL alert levels from government. The good news is that one day we will start to track back DOWN the alert levels towards 1, and 0, and we want you to feel confident for what that means for tennis activity at your club.
To understand how we can help your club during this time, and as we transition through to whatever the next ‘normal’ is, we would love to ask you a few questions about how your club is coping. We will be in touch again soon for just a few minutes of your time.
Can you help other clubs? Do you have any advice or recommendations on saving money, business continuity, or managing staff, coaches, members during this lockdown period?
We are in the midst of asking those in the NZ tennis community to share what they are getting up to during lockdown. We know its not recommended that you be at the club while NZ is at alert Level 4 but is there anything you all are doing at home to keep the tennis spirit alive and maybe your club connected? We would love to share any of your photos/videos on our social media channels. We will give your club a big shout out too. We just want to know what all of you club administrators are up to. Anything and everything welcome! If you have any photos or videos to share please get in contact with Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay well, stay positive, and stay home.
The Tennis NZ Team