AJL 2020 Information

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Update COVID 19 May 2020

Dear valued Tennis Clubs,

We hope you are all well and are findings interesting ways to keep yourself fit and healthy during this unusual situation. I certainly wasn’t going to use the word “unprecedented”, as it is over used at the moment.

As the committee of Eastern Region tennis Association, we have been liaising directly with Tennis Victoria to ensure if and when the COVID-19 State of Emergency restriction are lifted we have a Return to Play plan in place that aligns with the current Victoria Government Health Dept and Tennis Victoria requirements. Once we have developed our plan and after the Premier of Victoria’s announcement on the 11th May we will be in a better position to communicate this plan with you all. However at a high level we are developing two options; option 1 is a condensed winter season, whilst option 2 is looking forward to our next summer season. Obviously the details are the important components of the plan, ie how we might address social distancing requirements etc. is still to be advised/determined  There is no easy solution, and we ask for your continued patience.

In the mean time it has come to our attention, that our clubs might be eligible for some financial relief under the National Cabinet Hardship Provision guidelines that was announced on the 9th April. We have attached the Prime Minsters Media Statement for information. Whilst we are not households, some of our clubs are small businesses and we have all certainly be impacted by COVID-19, both financially and in our ability to operate. We think it might be worth asking the question to your local government and utility companies.

Kind Regards

Robert  Jackson  

President – Eastern Region Tennis Inc.

Recommendation to cease, temporarily, tennis activity in Victoria

To the Tennis Victoria Community; our Members, Clubs, Volunteers, Associations, Coaches and Venue Operators,

With the continued escalation of social isolation measures in Victoria and following consultation with the tennis community and Government, Tennis Victoria is recommending that as soon as is practically possible for your club or coaching business: All tennis programmes and coaching be cancelled, including one on one coaching, until further notice. All club, association and social play be cancelled until further notice. All tennis clubs and centres close until further notice.

This decision has been incredibly difficult.  We know our community loves our sport and that many people are looking for ways to remain fit and active whilst adhering to very strict social distancing guidelines.  We are also acutely aware that this recommendation will impact the livelihood of our excellent tennis coaches.  However, we are also clear that health and wellbeing must be our priority at this time. 

Tennis Victoria staff are working remotely to limit contact but are all still available to support you through this challenge: Information and resources to support coaches will be sent to all Tennis Australia Coach Members individually and our Coaching Leaders are available when required. Your Tennis Victoria representative is available for volunteers and we will remain in contact as we try and work our way through this together. The infection rates of this virus vary substantially across all states and territories and as such the recommendation to cease tennis activity temporarily is for Victoria only at this stage. 

Tennis Australia will continue to work with the state tennis bodies to ensure compliance with the different Federal and State Government recommendations.  The current Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play are still relevant for all states and territories outside of Victoria.

We are exploring all appropriate options for resuming tennis in a safe way when health officials deem it appropriate.  This pandemic and these exceptional circumstances will pass and we want to work with our partners to ensure tennis is back bigger and better than ever.

This is a challenging time for everyone, please stay home and stay safe.
Kind regards

Prof. Emma Sherry (President, Tennis Victoria) and Ruth Holdaway (Chief Executive, Tennis Victoria)  

ERT Bank Account

Eastern Region Tennis

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633 000  Account No. 165 365 511.


ERT Washout Responsibilities

Junior/Senior Convenor or Home/Away Team Managers Responsibilities:

If courts are unplayable, your home washed out matches can only be entered into Club Zone in the ERT website during the following times, Saturday morning Juniors – 7.15am to 8.30am, Saturday afternoon Seniors – 12 noon to 1.15pm, Sunday morning Juniors – 7.45am to 9.00am and Sunday afternoon Seniors (Summer only) – 12 noon to 1.15pm.   Advise players that are playing in your teams playing at home where a washout has been declared.      The system will automatically update the wash-out result.

If a washout is entered after 7.45am Saturday morning Juniors, 12.30pm Saturday & Sunday Seniors(Summer Only) and 8.15am Sunday morning Juniors you MUST also ring your opposition Convenor to notify them of the washout. 

Also check ERT Website to see if a washout has been declared for your teams playing away 45 minutes prior to the start of the match at the following times: Saturday morning Juniors – 7.45am, Saturday afternoon Seniors – 12.30pm, Sunday morning Juniors – 8.15am and Sunday afternoon Seniors (Summer only) – 12.30pm.   If it has been declared, advise players that are playing in the teams playing away where a washout has been declared.   No further action required.  If you enter the washout after these times you MUST ring your opposition Convenor.   If washout has not been recorded by home venue, travel to venue.



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