Safely Returning to the Court: Regulations for Playing Tennis During COVID-19
As Santa Fe begins to reopen, First Serve New Mexico is doing its utmost to provide students the opportunity to get out of the house and have some fun at our annual summer tennis camp! To do so, we have altered the way the summer camp operates to ensure better health safety.
Here is a link to the USTA’s player safety recommendations.
Here is a link to download the USTA’s safety flyer (above).
Below is the information on our expectations for coaches, parents, and students while participating in summer camp. This information will be provided to parents to be signed and returned to program administrators on the first day of camp.
First Serve New Mexico Summer Camp 2020 COVID-19 Release Form
We at First Serve New Mexico (FSNM) are thrilled to offer a free tennis camp to our participants during the summer of 2020, but it does not come without some level of risk as the Coronavirus is still spreading through our state. The staff and coaches of FSNM will take many precautions against the potential spread of viruses at our summer camp, but participation in any public activity will inherently increase the risk factor for your child. Should your child become ill or contract COVID-19 while participating in the summer camp offered by FSNM, our organization is not responsible or liable in any manner.
In order to keep the FSNM Summer Camp as safe as possible, the following steps will need to be taken on a daily basis by the staff and families participating.
- Maintain small groups of no greater than 5:1 player to coach ratio, only one group per court
- Disinfect all shared equipment and frequently touched surfaces between each group session
- Ensure that hand sanitizer, tissues, and disinfectant wipes are available courtside
- Be prompt for drop–off and pickup, without congregating in groups or socializing
- Call or text the Head Coach (Nancy Keeran) or Schools Coordinator (Chris Slakey) in the event your child becomes ill or cannot participate for any reason
- Ensure your child has all necessary supplies for participation on a daily basis
- Be prepared with enough water for the full session, no refill stations will be available
- Bring their own sunscreen, towel, and personal hand sanitizer (recommended)
- Inform a coach immediately if they are feeling ill during practice sessions
Masks are not required at the FSNM summer camp, due to exemptions for people who are exercising. You may choose to bring a mask for use during transition times, but it is not mandatory.
Do not bring your child to summer camp if they are ill, experiencing flu-like symptoms, have a cough or fever, or have come into contact with anyone who has a COVID-19 infection in the past 14 days.