The weather in Alberta is warming up and the snow has melted. For many of us, this signals the start of the outdoor tennis season. For the health and well-being of players at all levels, as well as the communities we live in, Tennis Alberta advises our tennis community to continue to listen to the recommendations made by the government and public health authorities. We ask that you respect each municipality’s rules regarding the closure of public outdoor courts.
By not following current guidelines, we collectively run the risk of further delaying the opening of tennis facilities or possibly causing the permanent closure of some facilities.
On April 25, Tennis Canada issued an updated statement regarding the progressive return to tennis in regions that are seeing a loosening of confinement restrictions.
Please note that as of April 27, this progressive return to tennis does not apply to Alberta, where a stay home advisement is still in place whereby:
- The City of Edmonton issued a statement on April 27 stating: “Effective immediately, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, disc golf and premier sports fields are closed. This is to ensure the health and safety of Edmontonians and to meet provincial orders around physical distancing.” (Read the full statement here)
(NOTE: The City of Edmonton is following AHS direction (CMOH Order 02-2020 and CMOH Order 07-2020), which prohibits a number of recreational spaces/activities. The City has confirmed this includes tennis and tennis courts. The City is prepared to adjust its response in accordance with change in AHS directives.)
- The City of Calgary has indicated that tennis courts will remain closed and locked as long as the other recreational facilities are closed. This is due to the high touch areas and the inability to disinfect them after every use. (Read the City of Calgary Facilities Closure Update)
- For all other municipalities, please check your respective municipal website for the latest news and updates.
Tennis Alberta continues to closely monitor the situation. We are committed to communicating any changes by means of social media, email and website.
Stay home. Stay safe. Continuing enjoying your tennis at home practice. By doing our part we will all help stop the spread and get back on the courts.
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