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Safe Play Guidelines

CCTA | Published on 5/28/2020

                                    COVID-19 Recommendations for Playing Tennis Safely In Cook County


After consulting with government, health and sports officials, the Cook County Tennis Association (CCTA) has agreed to provide public access to the Cook County tennis courts for tennis, pickleball and Pop Tennis starting May 30.  Access will continue throughout the summer providing health conditions in Cook County remain satisfactory and participants abide by the safe play guidelines outlined below.  Even while following safe play guidelines, Covid-19 health risks remain.  Players utilizing the courts do so at their own risk.  The CCTA makes no assurance of the health or sanitation of Cook County courts and will not be conducting any special sanitizing or cleaning of the facilities to deal with COVID-19 risks.



Before Play Considerations


Any person not feeling well or exhibiting flu like symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.) must refrain from playing.


Any person who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days must refrain from playing.


Any person who is considered vulnerable or at risk to COVID-19 infections should refrain from playing.



Play Considerations


Arrange to play only with members of your household or other individuals considered to be low risk.


Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players.  Do not make any intentional physical contact.  


Consider playing only with new balls. Refrain from touching balls.  Consider wearing a rubber glove to minimize ball contact.  Use feet or racquet head to return out of play balls to others.


Bring your own water bottle and liquid hand sanitizer or sanitizer wipes. Avoid sharing drinks, food or towels or any equipment. Avoid touching gates, fences or benches.  Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before, during and after play.  


Play Protocol


All play is unsupervised.  Do not congregate or loiter on courts. Limit play time to 60 minutes, if others are waiting to play. Leave courts when finished play. 


Courts are available on a first come first serve basis