Effective from 20 March 2020 Tennis New Zealand and its affiliated Regional bodies have agreed to CANCEL all organised competition until at least 2 May 2020.
Tennis New Zealand and its Regions recommend all Tennis Associations, Affiliates and Clubs adopt this position and CANCEL all organised tennis competitions under their mandate until 2 May 2020. For full details, and up to date information, please visit HERE
Given the fast-changing situation due to COVID-19, the Tennis Southland Board is advising that all tennis activities associated with Tennis Southland (including Western, Northern, Central, Eastern & Invercargill Clubs and Sub Associations) have been cancelled for the rest of the season. This includes activities such as club and school coaching, interclub & social competitions, tournaments and end of season break ups.
In making this decision we have prioritised the players, coaches, volunteers and broader community’s health and wellbeing.
Private coaching and tennis organised outside of the Tennis Southland umbrella is at the discretion of the players and coaches.
This is an unprecedented situation with potentially serious consequences if we get it wrong and we would prefer to be cautious during this time of uncertainty. We thank you for your understanding regarding this decision. Further information regarding the TS Awards 2020 will be advised.
Stay safe everyone
Tennis Southland Board Chair
Advice to tennis clubs, coaches and players.
Tennis NZ is following the updates from the Ministry of Health daily, and will advise of any changes to current events. As of today (16th March) there is no change to any scheduled events. If further updates from the Ministry of Health become available, Tennis NZ will review the impacts on scheduled events.
Recommended advice from Sport NZ is as follows:
It is recommended that all individuals and organisations in the play, active recreation and sport sector continue to follow the advice of the Ministry of Health who are able to share the latest information on a range of topics from travel to holding public events and mass gatherings.
Advice to date indicates individuals should be vigilant with personal hygiene and avoid people with cold or flu symptoms. This includes:
High Performance Sport NZ is also providing information specifically in regards to athletes or related staff travelling overseas to events on its web site.
WHEN: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March
(semis and finals will be played on Sunday)
VENUE: Waihopai Tennis Club
EVENTS: Open Mens & Womens
Register online before midnight Wednesday 25 March HERE
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