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COVID-19: European Tennis Update

COVID-19: European Tennis Update

This page has been created to inform and update on the status of tennis activities at all levels as Tennis Europe’s member nations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent information from all 50 national tennis federations can be found below.

Tennis Europe believes that our sport is naturally socially distanced and gives players of all ages a chance to safely exercise. Players in all nations should first check the websites of their national federations (listed below) and observe the recommended safety guidelines and local restrictions when playing the sport. Stay active, but stay safe!

Useful Links:
ITF Return to Tennis Guidelines
Tennis Europe Junior Tour Health & Safety Protocols
Re-open EU: Interactive Map of COVID rates, Travel Restrictions
European Tennis Calendar
* | Member Nations Map (larger version)
*Some international events are proceeding under strict conditions, where permitted by governments and national associations.

Last updated: Friday 16th April, 08:15 CET.

Albania

  • No restrictions are in place at present

Andorra

  • Play is currently permitted, with a maximum of 6 players per court

Armenia

  • Tennis facilities are open, with restrictions
  • No spectators are permitted

Austria

  • Restrictions currently vary across the regions of Austria
  • Indoor tennis prohibited until further notice.
  • Recreational tennis permitted on outdoor courts, singles or doubles - maximum of two households
  • Exemptions for high performance athletes: definitions
  • Latest COVID information from Austrian Tennis Federation

Azerbaijan

  • Tennis is permitted, with restrictions
  • Outdoor only. Players must observe social distancing and wear masks in open areas.
  • Latest restrictions

Belarus

  • Tennis is permitted for all age groups
  • Tournaments proceeding under strict conditions
  • Guidelines for Play from Belarus Tennis Federation

Belgium

  • Tennis is permitted, with restrictions
  • Players aged 12 and under can play indoors and competitions are permitted
  • Players aged 13 and over can play outdoors. Doubles is permitted, maximum 4 players court: no lessons, no competitions
  • Exceptions are in place for high performance players training at the federation's sports centre (they can only play together) and for high performance players with the status 'Sportif de Haut Niveau' or 'Espoir Sportif international', who may also play at the federation's sports centre
  • Latest COVID information from Association Francophone de Tennis

Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • No restrictions are currently in place for tennis players

Bulgaria

  • Individual sports permitted for all age groups
  • Restrictions for training sessions with groups of children
  • Guidelines for Play from Bulgarian Tennis Federation

Croatia

  • Tennis is permitted outdoors following safety guidelines
  • Indoor tennis can only be played in 'bubbles', with exemptions for high performance athletes (defined by Croatian Olympic Committee) and clubs at highest league level
  • Guidelines for Play from Croatian Tennis Association

Cyprus

  • Tennis permitted, with restrictions
  • Maximum of 5 people on court (including coach)
  • Club staff/coaches have weekly COVID tests

Czech Republic

  • Tennis currently not permitted, indoor venues closed
  • Professional athletes may train, observing strict safety conditions
  • Guidelines for Play from Czech Tennis Association

Denmark

  • Tennis currently permitted, with restrictions
  • Outdoor courts only (except professional players). No more than 5 people per court
  • Latest COVID information from Danish Tennis Federation

Estonia

  • Play is possible in Estonia with restrictions
  • Indoor play restricted to groups of maximum 10 players, capacity of venues capped at 50%
  • High performance players are exempt. No national tournaments can be played
  • Guidelines for Play from Estonian Tennis Association

Finland

  • Tennis facilities are open. Local restrictions are in place
  • Players aged Under 20 and designated high performance athletes can train in all parts of the country. Local restrictions are in place for adults
  • National and international level tournaments are on hold until 30th April, except National Championship events (20 & Over)
  • Local touraments for maximum of 8 players will be permitted from 15th March in some areas
  • Latest information from Finnish Tennis Association

France

  • Since December 15th, children have been permitted to play singles and doubles, including during training sessions
  • Indoor play prohibited
  • 6pm curfew in effect
  • Adults may play singles or doubles as part of a group lesson
  • Amateur competitions are currently suspended
  • Further information from the French Tennis Federation

Georgia

Germany

Great Britain

  • Outdoor recreational tennis returns in England on 29th March.
  • Play possible in Scotland under strict conditions (only outdoor, only singles unless from same household)
  • Outdoor play resumed in Wales on 13th March, under strict conditions
  • Latest news and advice | Guidelines for Play in England | Scotland | Wales from the Lawn Tennis Association

Greece

  • Tennis permitted outdoors following safety guidelines and regional restrictions on movement

Hungary

  • Recreational tennis currently prohibited
  • Certified high performance players can practise following safety guidelines
  • General restrictions were extended for 90 days on 22nd February, and will be reviewed on 22nd May
  • COVID Protocols from the Hungarian Tennis Association

Iceland

  • Tennis is currently permitted, with some restrictions
  • Children aged 15 and Under, plus elite players aged over 16 can play
  • Restrictions relaxed from 13th January, permitting indoor play for all (without spectators)
  • COVID-19 information from Icelandic Tennis Association

Ireland

  • Level 5 health restrictions in place in the Republic of Ireland. Tennis will resume on 26th April.
  • Tennis resumed in Northern Ireland on 1st April
  • Designated high performance players may obtain exemptions
  • COVID-19 updates from Tennis Ireland

Israel

  • Tennis is permitted

Italy

  • Play is permitted, under strict conditions
  • Outdoor courts only. Exemptions to play on indoor courts only for high-performance players approved by FIT
  • Additional regional restrictions are also in place
  • Further details from Italian Tennis Federation

Kosovo

  • Play permitted
  • During competitions, no more than 50 people may be on site (open and closed spaces)

Latvia

  • State of emergency conditions to remain in place until April 6th
  • Indoor sports prohibited
  • Exceptions for national team players (professional and juniors), no more than 4 players per court

Liechtenstein

  • Indoor and outdoor tennis resumed on 1st March

Lithuania

  • Lockdown in place until 31st March. Outdoor sports permitted with restrictions.
  • Exceptions for high performance athletes and those preparing for national and international tournaments
  • No spectators may attend tournaments
  • Latest news from Lithuania Tennis Union

Luxembourg

  • Tennis possible under strict conditions
  • Competitions prohibited until at least 14th March
  • Latest information from Luxembourg Tennis Federation

Malta

  • Play permitted under strict conditions

Moldova

  • Play permitted under strict conditions

Monaco

  • Play permitted under strict conditions

Montenegro

  • Recreational tennis is currently permitted, outdoors only
  • Official competitions and tournaments are taking place

Netherlands

  • Tennis currently possible, with restrictions
  • No indoor tennis, no more than 4 players per court. Changing rooms and other facilities remain closed.
  • Restrictions in place until 27th April
  • Further information from the Royal Dutch Lawn Tennis Association

North Macedonia

  • Play is possible, observing strict safety restrictions
  • Information from the Tennis Federation of North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

  • Severe restrictions are currently in place, with new measures introduced on 27th March
  • Amateur tennis prohibited until 9th April. Exceptions in place for high performance athletes
  • Guidelines for Play from Polish Tennis Association

Portugal

  • Recreational tennis (and all open air sports) currently prohibited
  • Exemptions are in place for high-performance players and national team players approved by the Portuguese Tennis Federation
  • Professional international and national competitions are permitted, subject to sanitary restrictions
  • Latest COVID news releases from Portuguese Tennis Federation

Romania

  • Play is permitted under strict conditions, national tournaments are taking place
  • No doubles matches are played in official competitions
  • COVID Guidelines for Sport Competitions from Ministry of Sports

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

  • Play is permitted, observing ITF and Serbian Tennis Federation guidelines
  • No spectators are allowed
  • Guidelines for outdoor training from Serbian Ministry for Youth & Sport

Slovakia

  • Tennis facilities closed until at least April 5th
  • Guidelines for Play from Slovak Tennis Association

Slovenia

  • Recreational tennis not permitted
  • Exceptions for members of national teams and national championship players aged 18+
  • COVID information from Tennis Slovenia

Spain

  • Play is currently permitted. Restrictions vary between autonomous communities.
  • Guidelines for Play and further information from Spanish Tennis Federation

Sweden

  • Tennis is permitted, with restrictions
  • Tournaments are only permitted for players born in 2002 and younger, and for elite players
  • Some community-owned tennis halls are closed due to regional restrictions
  • Guidelines for Play from Swedish Tennis Association

Switzerland

  • Outdoor tennis is possible, indoor tennis is only permitted for Under 20s and high performance players
  • Tennis centres to re-open on 19th April
  • Coronavirus updates from Swiss Tennis

Turkey

Ukraine

  • Lockdown lifted on 25th January, allowing clubs to reopen for recreational tennis
  • Sports events included to the Ministry of Sport calendar may take place, without spectators

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