Tennis Scotland Coronavirus Update

Tennis Scotland logo with Coronavirus update

Reaction from Blane Dodds, Tennis Scotland CEO to the statement made by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlining the country’s route map through and out of Covid-19:

“We welcome the announcement today from the First Minister, which signals a potential return to tennis in Scotland in the days following Thursday 28th May.

“We have been developing guidelines with the support of the LTA and sportscotland, which will set out consistent guidance to allow clubs and players to prepare for getting back on court safely.

“That guidance will now be updated for Scotland specifically, following the full publication of the Scottish Government’s revised conditions for sport and exercise. Updated guidelines for tennis will be published tomorrow.

“We are all looking forward to getting back to tennis as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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. 

Current position: 

With the current guidance to reduce social contact, we are cancelling all organised activity including Tennis Scotland National training, National Player Programme, GB National Academy, Regional Player Development Centre activity, Workforce CPD/UKCC activity, trips and camp activity, and all sanctioned events and competitions. The LTA have also confirmed that the District and County leagues are included in the suspension. This will be until further notice and monitored daily.

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: