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BACK TO TENNIS - SRI LANKA

GUIDELINES FOR COACHES

 

·        General guidelines

1.     It is very important as a coach to assess the situation in terms of doing a tennis lesson taking common sense and safety into utmost consideration.

2.     Do not come to the court if you are having fever/cough/sore throat or exposed to a possible COVID patient.

3.     Number of players per court

a.     1st phase – one on one training for minimum two weeks

b.     2nd phase – two players on court ( coach take a decision after evaluating the situation )

c.      3rd phase - coach can decide on having maximum 3 – 4 players on court after coach evaluating the situation and depend on the players understanding on safety.

4.     Try to keep a small gap in between the lessons so that many does not come at the same time and crossing each other.

5.     Keep your staff (team) and participants informed of the actions you are taking.

6.     Try to have barriers between the courts if practically possible to avoid players crossing each other.

7.     Make sure to get the players come on given time and if they come early then they should stay in the vehicle.

8.     It is coaches’ duty to provide a clean environment.

9.     Don’t let the players to handle any coaching equipment. The coach should pick up the balls and encourage players to use their racquet / foot to push balls back and / or hit them to their opponent to avoid using and touching the balls.

10.                        Restrict the balls mixing up with others. Consider spraying tennis balls briefly with disinfectant spray (e.g., Lysol or Clorox) at the conclusion of play. Using new balls on a very regular basis is highly encouraged. Gear, including, racquet, towels, target cones. Etc.

11.                        Coaches should have their own marked hoppers and teaching charts to avoid sharing with other coaches.

12.                        Tennis equipment should be touched only by the coach and should be cleaned frequently. Use alcohol base disinfectant to clean all

 

13.                        Need to have a wash before leaving the house (at home)

14.                        Need to have a shower after tennis and need to wash all clothes you use during tennis (at home).

15.                        Need to sanitize shoes or wash them after use every day (at home).

16.                        Need to wear face mask / face shield at all times.

17.                        Need to keep minimum of 1m to 2m away  from coaches, players and parents at all times.

18.                        No physical contact with players unless you wear surgical gloves to do kinesthetic corrections and try to intervene only if you do not have any other choice. But try to do intervene without touching players and with instructions 1m to 2m away. After the intervention make sure to sanitize.

19.                        Make sure to allocate a place to keep players equipment’s with 2m to 3m away from other players.

20.                        At all times during on court sessions between players need to maintain 1m to 2m distance.

21.                        Try to keep same players on same side.

22.                        When picking balls, practicing services & other group training situations coach has to supervise and give instructions so that the players maintain the required distance.

23.                        . Keep at least 10 to 15 minutes gap between lessons to dry the droplets and on the balls.

24.                         Please read GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS before starting the lesson.

25.                        . Make sure to bring your own hydration at all times and do not borrow from players.

26.                        . Make sure no one is allowed to spit on court and use your own tissue and take your own garbage home.

27.                        Always encourage players to use sanitizer whenever possible and give enough time or breaks to do so.

28.                         All coaches should bring your own sanitizer to the court and if not do not borrow from any one and better not to get involved with humans on that day.

29.                         Make sure coaches & players do not leave any personal belongings, empty water bottles & garbage on the court.

·        How to drink water when wearing face mask / face shield

1.     Use sanitizer on your hands

2.     Touch the face mask / shield at the right place

3.     Move the face mask / shield

4.     Put the face mask / shield ( make sure to touch the face mask / shield at the right place)

5.     Do not touch the face mask / shield from the front

6.     Use sanitizer on your hands.

 

GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS

·        General guidelines

1.     Do not come to the court if you are having fever/cough/sore throat or exposed to a possible COVID patient.

2.     Bring your own equipment’s including sanitizer, face mask / shields, tissues, water bottles, grip, and, etc…. and strictly no borrowing from others.

3.     Highly recommend to  Bring your own practice balls for play.  

4.     No one is allowed to spit on court and use your own tissue and take your own garbage home.

5.     Players have to get to the facility only at given times and if you come early, the players have to stay in the vehicle.

6.     Make sure to keep 2m to 3m away from anyone.

7.     Need to wear face mask / shield at all times unless you take permission from coach.

 

·        Before getting down from the vehicle

1.     Player should wear the face mask or face shield. If wearing a face mask, make sure to bring an extra face mask.

2.     Apply sanitizer to your hands and bring along the sanitizer with you to the court.

3.     Make sure disinfect at home all your tennis gear including bags, shoes caps etc…

4.     Need to know exactly where you are going to keep your equipment and when you are 100% sure where you are supposed to keep then only you can get down from the car. However, you are not allowed chat in closed distance and you need to maintain 2m distance at all times.

5.     Need come on time and do not come too early and stay allotted area for each player.

·        After getting down from the car

1.     Directly go to the place allocated to you keep your equipment and at any stage face mask or face shield will not remove until you get in to your own vehicle.

2.     Need to do Dynamic warm up only the place that you have been allocated.

3.     If program not started you can do skipping, push-ups, planks, etc… until program stats.

4.     When coach calls to the court then all players needs to come in order by maintaining 2m distance.

·        On court

1.     Keep wearing the face mask / shield all the time.

2.     When not rallying coach will allocate a place to stay and make sure to stay allocated area.

3.     Whenever possible try to use hand sanitizer.

4.     Make sure to keep 2m distance when not rallying.

5.     When not rallying if you need to move or need to talk to coach, player need to seek permission and any way you need to maintain 2m distance with the coach as well.

6.     Warm down is done at the same place you did dynamic exercises (before the exercises need to use hand sanitizer).

·        How to drink water when wearing face mask / face shield

1.     Use sanitizer on your hands

2.     Touch the face mask / shield at the right place

3.     Move the face mask / shield

4.     Put the face mask / shield ( make sure to touch the face mask / shield at the right place)

5.     Do not touch the face mask / shield from the front

6.     Use sanitizer on your hands

·        How to clean the face mask / shield when sweating on the face

1.      Use sanitizer on your hands

2.     Touch the face mask / shield at the right place

3.     Move the face mask / shield

4.     Put the face mask / shield ( make sure to touch the face mask / shield at the right place)

5.     Do not touch the face mask / shield from the front

6.     Wipe your face with tissue and put the tissue on your disposable bag to take home.

7.     If you need to wipe in side face shield first place it on the sun for 1 minute and then wipe inside with a tissue. If you need to wipe out side of the face shield, you need to place it on the sun for 1 minute, rinse with water, use sanitizer and finally use your tissue.

8.     Use sanitizer on your hands

 ·        Going to the car

1.     After the warm down exercises need to use hand sanitizer.

2.     As soon as you finish warm down immediately go the car without chatter with other players.

 

3.     If parents have not come to pick you up you are supposed to stay the place allocated to you until your parents come to take you.

 

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