COVID Level 1 tennis regulations

Following the State President’s address last night – including his announcement of the country’s move to lockdown Alert Level 1, please note the following changes as detailed by Tennis South Africa (TSA), in terms of all tennis activities, with immediate effect: Mandatory Mask wearing: Wearing of masks is still important under alert level 1 and…

Revised Dates – High/Primary Schools Trials

Tennis South Africa announced that the SA Primary and High Schools Inter-Provincial events will now take place from the 6-9 August 2021. The Primary Schools event will be held in Bloemfontein and the High Schools tournament will take place in Pretoria. These events were originally scheduled for 19-22 March but have been moved following COVID…

GC Schools team vs Gauteng North

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year the Tennis South Africa High and Primary Schools Interprovincial tournaments were cancelled. To give our players the chance to compete, Gauteng Central and Gauteng North recently played against each other. Our U/13 and U/19 teams travelled to Pretoria and the U/15 teams played at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium….

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: HYGIENE MEASURES TO REMAIN IN PLACE: Always maintain 1.5m distancingWash or sanitize your hands before and after lessonsRemember to sneeze in your elbowWear…

Updated level 2 regulations

Following our State President’s announcement on the easing of restrictions and the move to alert level 2 of the national risk adjusted strategy from Tuesday, 18 August, several restrictions will be eased: PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2: 8 players allowed per court – for coaching purposes Tennis Clubhouses allowed to re-open Use of floodlights permitted…

TSA announces return of Junior and Senior Events

Junior Tennis: Tennis South Africa (TSA) has today announced the plans for the resumption of junior tennis tournaments with the health and safety of all involved the primary focus. Tournaments are currently set to resume in the week commencing 22 August 2020. Click here for the calendar for August and September (reflecting which Districts/Provinces) have…

Return for club tennis members

Tennis South Africa (TSA) is pleased to confirm that ALL categories of club tennis players can resume play with immediate effect. All players and facilities will need to comply with strict safety measures put in place to ensure compliance with national government protocols. These measure are detailed in the safe return to tennis info pack…

Tennis players ready to resume training

On Wednesday evening, our State President confirmed the easing of restrictions for several non-contact sports – including tennis – under alert level 3 of the national risk adjusted strategy. From a Tennis South Africa (TSA) perspective, this return will commence on a staggered basis, with the following players and their coaches now allowed to return…

Selected return for tennis under alert level 3

Tennis South Africa has welcomed Thursday’s gazetting of the sport specific alert level 3 directions by the Honourable Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture. Based on legal advice received, TSA understands that, subject to ministerial approval, the following categories of players (and their coaches) will be allowed to return to training and play shortly: ATP,…

A proposal for the return of tennis

Earlier today, Tennis South Africa submitted a proposal to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture for the proposed return of play of the sport in South Africa. This proposal makes the case that tennis (as well as other non-contact, individual sports) needs to be considered as a low risk activity, in the context of…

Tennis activities prohibited in Lockdown 4

From Tennis South Africa (TSA): “We are fully aware of how frustrating the lockdown period has been for everyone and we sympathise with you all. This is a difficult time for everyone within the tennis community. We are all very keen to get back on court and resume all the tennis activities involved in this…

TSA extends tournaments suspension

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a further suspension of all sanctioned events, under its jurisdiction, until the 7th June 2020, inclusive. The decision to extend the shutdown of local tennis tournaments, and related activities, has been taken in light of the ever-growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and the State President’s announcement of…

TSA events suspended

Tennis South Africa has today confirmed that all TSA sanctioned events will be suspended for the next 6 weeks – until the 20th April at the earliest. This follows Sunday evening’s declaration by our State President of a national state of disaster in South Africa. Within the declaration there are three key considerations that immediately…

Tennis events cancelled due to Coronavirus

The two international tournaments being played in Potchefstroom have been cancelled – ATP PotchOpen Challenger and the ITF Ilana Kloss International. ‪This follows the announcement of a 6-week suspension of tennis events due to escalating health & safety issues arising from the global outbreak of COVID-19.‬ Players participating in the these events will earn round…