Alert Level 1 Tennis Regulations

Following our State President’s announcement on the easing of restrictions and the move to alert level 1 of the national risk adjusted strategy from Monday, 21 September, several restrictions will be eased:


Always maintain 1.5m distancing
Wash or sanitize your hands before and after lessons
Remember to sneeze in your elbow
Wear a mask
All general safety measures to still be followed

No shaking of hands and no “high fives”
No spectators at tennis tournaments
No coaching will be permitted without a valid Temporary COVID-19 licence
Coaching: All players and coaches must still be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to have a COVID-19 test
No sharing of benches or chairs

Max. 12 players recommended per court – for coaching purposes
No restrictions on handling of balls
Use of floodlights permitted
Recreation tennis permitted
Tennis gatherings allowed but may not exceed 50% of venue capacity
Club social still needs to be approached with caution following the various COVID-19 requirements and social distancing in terms of:

Not exceeding 50% of venue capacity,
All members must always be screened
In terms of tournaments, no spectators are permitted, therefore parents / guardians are urged to drop off kids at the venues and pick them up after their matches. With emphasis on social gatherings and the number of players along with event staff, we need to ensure that tennis remains compliant and does not draw unnecessary attention to being non-compliant.

Finally, TSA would like to remind players that according to the national government’s regulations and definition, all social and tournament players must be affiliated to the national body. In the case of tennis, this means that players need to be members of a club, which is then affiliated to the Provincial Association and Tennis SA.

TSA appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding and trusts that we can all act responsibility within the new amended regulations.

Download Attachment: TENNIS ADJUSTED STRATEGY.pdf
Source: Tennis South Africa