The advice below is taken directly from the Department of Health and Human Services Directions as at 22nd July 2020. We have had no official word from Tennis Victoria however the following provisions apply to playing tennis until we hear further.
The key points are that you do not need to wear a face mask when you are playing tennis. This is because tennis is a strenuous form of exercise and it may be difficult to breathe wearing a mask. Of course, you may choose to wear a mask anyway if your sessions is not too strenuous.
You must carry a mask with you at all times or have one in a bag beside the court. You must wear the mask to the court and put it back on as you leave the court (ie, before you exit via the gate). Remember it’s singles play only unless you are members from the same household.
Strict adherence to physical distancing and hygiene protocols is essential. Anyone playing tennis must GET IN, PLAY, GET OUT and do not come to the courts if you have any flu/cold like symptoms.
Please continue the excellent standards you’ve set so far in Registering your attendance via the QR code or the Registration Book inside the clubhouse.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTIONS
Do I have to wear a face covering while exercising?
If you are doing exercise or a physical activity where you are out of breath or puffing, such as jogging or running, you do not need to wear a face covering. You must carry a face covering with you and wear it before and after you exercise.
If you are doing exercise or a physical activity where you are not out of breath or puffing, such as walking, then you must wear a face covering.
If you have a lawful excuse such as a medical condition, where it would be dangerous for your breathing to be obstructed while walking around, then you do not need to wear a face covering.
It is important that you keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others while exercising, even when wearing a face covering.