Tennis Scotland Coronavirus Update

Tennis Scotland logo with Coronavirus update

Tennis activity can take place in Scotland on a restricted basis, with guidelines in place. This follows the Scottish Government’s confirmation of the route map from lockdown and subsequent updates from the First Minister as Scotland progresses with a staged approach to exiting from lockdown.

Tennis Scotland  and the LTA have developed an updated set of practical guidelines for tennis venues, coaches and players to follow so that tennis can be played in Scotland in a way consistent with the route map for moving out of lockdown, where the local environment allows. The full guidelines can be downloaded below.

This fifth edition of the Phase 3 guidelines was published on 9 October 2020 (and updated on 21 October) to include an appendix detailing additional temporary restrictions in place from Friday 9 October until  midnight on Sunday 1 November 2020. 

These temporary measures have implications for tennis venues offering hospitality in Scotland as a whole, and for outdoor and indoor tennis activity in specified areas of the country where additional local restrictions are in place. The information outlined in the appendix should be used in conjunction with, and where appropriate supersede, the main guidelines. 

Please click the link below to download the full guidelines:

Support & Advice

Tennis Scotland is continuing to work closely with the LTA and key agencies to offer appropriate and relevant advice and guidance to the Scottish tennis community. As part of this, the LTA has constructed a support package for our sport which Tennis Scotland has been consulted on. The objective is to protect tennis as much as possible to ensure our sport is able to resume its unique position in our communities as soon as possible.

We know that our players, clubs, districts and all involved in tennis are concerned about the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the landscape has continued to shift on a daily basis as the country has moved from "containing" Coronavirus to "delaying". 

This page will be the central point for Tennis Scotland communications regarding Coronavirus and will be updated regularly following guidance from the above agencies and partners. 

Coronavirus - (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019 with the first confirmed cases in Scotland appearing in March 2020. Cases in Scotland and the rest of the UK are rising on a daily basis. Tennis Scotland are monitoring the situation day by day and are observing advice given by both the World Health Organisation and The Scottish Government. It is imperative that you identify the virus quickly and effectively. 

Clubs and officials can download the following PDF resources for display purposes in and around venues: 

In addition, the LTA Hub is up & running, and the central LTA team are able to work remotely to support any queries or questions from registered places to play and accredited tennis coaches.  This includes the latest information for clubs & venues and coaches

Contacts: 

In line with the appropriate advice and working with the University of Stirling,  The Tennis Scotland office will close on Monday 23rd March at 12 noon. Staff are working remotely and can be contacted as per below details. Any specific enquiries relating to Coronavirus can be directed to the LTA team on 0208 487 7000 or via email to info@tennisscotland.org

However if you are seeking further information and advice on specific please see below the appropriate contacts

General Coronavirus guidance: 

Coronavirus - (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019 with the first confirmed cases in Scotland appearing in March 2020. Cases in Scotland and the rest of the UK are rising on a daily basis. Tennis Scotland are monitoring the situation day by day and are observing advice given by both the World Health Organisation and The Scottish Government. 

Common symptoms of Coronavirus include:

  • High temperature or fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you think you or someone you know is showing symptoms of Coronavirus you should consult the NHS Scotland Inform page, where there are additional resources and guides to lead you through the process with a diagnosis guide and a full list of FAQ’s. Additionally, you can visit the Scottish Governments dedicated page on Coronavirus.

Please see below summary of links for information: