Tournament Standard Operating Procedures (COVID related Safety Measures)

Tournament Standard Operating Procedures (COVID related Safety Measures):

Kindly follow instructions from Gadre Gaspar Open Staff /Volunteers for further Venue /On court SOPs.

  • Maximum four players on court at a time, two on each side of the net
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Players to only handle their own rackets, hats, towels and tennis ball(s) allotted to the court during a match/practice session
  • Spectators are prohibited to enter the tournament venue.
  • Parents/Guardians should always be outside the playing area.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer), or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the court.
  • Sanitize your hands regularly, including before and after Tennis, after bathroom use and after touching surfaces.
  • Do not touch your face, nose, mouth.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into upper sleeve or a tissue and discard it immediately in closed bin.
  • Any person exhibiting any symptom attributed to COVID-19 will be immediately prevented from entering the tournament venue(s).
  • Symptoms could be:
    1. Cough
    2. Sore Throat
    3. Fever (e.g. night sweats or chills)
    4. Shortness of breath


  • Arrive as close as possible to your match time. Leave tournament venue (courts) immediately after play
  • Provision of alcohol-based hand sanitizer shall be made available at the entry/exit point and at the court entrance. Players, Parents/ Guardians accompanying their child shall sanitize their hands before entering the venue and courts.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. wherever possible.
  • Do not spit on the ground.
  • Wear face mask, while off-court, always.
  • Use of showers and locker rooms is prohibited.
  • Maintain social distancing and avoid high-fives, handshakes and other forms of greetings which need physical contact
  • For all discussions which demand physical presence, trainees, officials, staff & players shall strictly adhere to the social distancing norm of minimum 6 feet between each individual
  • Use of toilet shall be allowed at a maximum 50% capacity to ensure social distancing in the toilet area as well
  • Compulsory screening will be performed of all persons
  • Any person exhibiting any symptom attributed to COVID-19 will be immediately prevented from entering the tennis premises
  • All other rules and/or guidelines released by local administration/state will apply.

Government of India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Department of Sports

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) & Guidelines for Organizing
Sports Competitions in the Country in a COVID-19 Environment – Reg

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