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COVID-19 UPDATE: Outdoor Tennis in Edmonton & Calgary

May 22, 2020
written by: Tennis Alberta
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As relaunch efforts continue across the province, Tennis Alberta is providing an update on the relaunch of tennis in Edmonton and Calgary.

City of Edmonton Update

The City of Edmonton is taking a phased and balanced approach to relaunch efforts. Effective Friday, May 22, playgrounds, skateparks, tennis, pickleball, volleyball and basketball courts, disc golf, outdoor fitness parks and athletic tracks will start to re-open.

In all re-opened spaces, users must follow public health guidelines including:

  • Maintaining 2 metre physical distance;
  • Gathering in groups of 50 or fewer;
  • Only sharing common equipment with members of the same family or cohort;
  • Staying home if you feel sick;
  • Washing and sanitizing your hands before and after using these areas.

Some courts and courses, for basketball and disc golf, will be ready immediately. Tennis courts will take a bit longer to unlock and reopen in order to rehang nets and clean surfaces. The City of Edmonton asks that if barriers are in place, allow their crews the time to remove them, in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

More detailed guidelines and information for safe sport court use and relaunch plans are available at edmonton.ca/covid-19

City of Calgary Update

The City of Calgary recently announced that they are opening up doubles tennis and  group activities up to 50 people.  There will not be any tournaments allowed at this time.

City of Calgary COVID-19 relaunch information can be found here.

Other Municipalities

  • Medicine Hat relaunched on May 15 with outdoor singles tennis
  • Red Deer relaunched on May 15 with outdoor singles tennis
  • Lethbridge relaunched on May 14 with outdoor tennis

Please check with your municipality regarding outdoor tennis facilities reopening.

If you are living in a municipality where you can get out on the court, please practice the safety tips and guidelines available HERE. 

We will continue to advise and post announcements on social media, email, and online at: tennisalberta.com/covid-19-updates/