29 May 2020
Zetland Park and Dollar Park Tennis Courts Now Open
Further to guidance announced by the Scottish Government on 28 May 2020, Falkirk Community Trust are pleased to confirm that the tennis courts at Zetland Park and Dollar Park have been reopened for public use. The initial focus during this phase is on recreational and social play, and allowing players to spend time practicing and playing as part of daily exercise.
The safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers is a priority and in order to re-open safely, industry guidance and national regulations have all been taken on board to make the necessary changes for a safe re-opening.
The following guidance is necessary to help things go smoothly during the recovery period and to ensure we can help to keep everyone safe and our courts open for play. We therefore urge you to follow the changes which have been made across the courts and to adhere to the rules outlined below.
Preparing to play:
Court gates will be left open
Where possible bring hand sanitizers or wipes
As it is advised to avoid use of communal rackets or tennis ball, players should bring their own equipment, keeping it to a minimum
Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)
Please do not share equipment such as grips, hats or towels
Please arrive changed and ready to play
Players must be from the same or one other household, there is a limit of two players per court
Be aware that onsite toilet facilities will not be open until further notice
At the courts:
Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates
Adhere to the social distancing guidelines at all times (staying at least 2m away from others and no physical contact)
Avoid touchpoint surfaces (gates, door handles, handrails and so on)
Spectating is actively discouraged
Players should avoid adjusting nets
Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net
Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it
Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours - use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court
Use your own clearly marked tennis balls
If using a towel it must be safely stored in a bag and must avoid touching any other surface.
Avoid touching your face, reminder to cough or sneeze into bent elbow to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
Leaving the court:
Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court
Do not congregate after playing. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place in the courts after play
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds upon returning home or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible
Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use
Please note, guidance can change and restrictions may be reintroduced - ensure you have checked the latest version of the guidelines for tennis players in Scotland on the LTA website and with Tennis Scotland.
Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe and our courts open for play.