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14/04/2020 On April 13th, 2020 the State of Emergency in Victoria was extended to May 11th, 2020. Tennis Victoria has reviewed all Government guidance in relation to tennis for this extended State of Emergency period.  For now, our recommendations of March 26th, 2020 remain in place.  We will update via the website should any change be required. Our recommendations are for the wellbeing and safety of the tennis family and wider community and we ask you to stand with us. Thank you – and please stay safe
26/03/2020 To the Tennis Victoria Community; our Members, Clubs, Volunteers, Associations, Coaches and Venue Operators, Recommendation to cease, temporarily, tennis activity in Victoria With the continued escalation of social isolation measures in Victoria and following consultation with the tennis community and Government, Tennis Victoria is recommending that as soon as is practically possible for your club or coaching business:
  • All tennis programmes and coaching be cancelled, including one on one coaching, until further notice
  • All club, association and social play be cancelled until further notice
  • All tennis clubs and centres close until further notice
This decision has been incredibly difficult.  We know our community loves our sport and that many people are looking for ways to remain fit and active whilst adhering to very strict social distancing guidelines.  We are also acutely aware that this recommendation will impact the livelihood of our excellent tennis coaches.  However, we are also clear that health and wellbeing must be our priority at this time. Tennis Victoria staff are working remotely to limit contact but are all still available to support you through this challenge:
  • Information and resources to support coaches will be sent to all Tennis Australia Coach Members individually and our Coaching Leaders are available when required.
  • Your Tennis Victoria representative is available for volunteers and we will remain in contact as we try and work our way through this together.
The infection rates of this virus vary substantially across all states and territories and as such the recommendation to cease tennis activity temporarily is for Victoria only at this stage.  Tennis Australia will continue to work with the state tennis bodies to ensure compliance with the different Federal and State Government recommendations.  The current Community Tennis Guidelines for Continued Play are still relevant for all states and territories outside of Victoria. We are exploring all appropriate options for resuming tennis in a safe way when health officials deem it appropriate.  This pandemic and these exceptional circumstances will pass and we want to work with our partners to ensure tennis is back bigger and better than ever. This is a challenging time for everyone, please stay home and stay safe.
16/03/2020 3:00pm Our teams are continuing to monitor the advice from Australian governments concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as state sporting bodies including Tennis Victoria. Based on advice given from Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia, all internal competitions and coaching at Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre are business as usual . We will continue to be guided by these bodies moving forward and provide further updates once the information comes to hand. Check out our latest information for staying safe throughout this health alert. You can find more information on the Department of Health website or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080. Additionally, you can view the information provided by the state sporting bodies below. Tennis Victoria COVID 19 Update

Great news! Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre’s (PRTC) Book-A-Court system has been given the green light to resume!

We’ve missed seeing you here and are excited to share that following Monday’s (11 May 2020) announcement by Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews to start easing current restrictions across our state, the Book-A-Court system will resume from 6 am on 14 May 2020 for casual bookings. To book a court click HERE.

While these current changes won’t permit our other tennis programs to resume just yet, it’s a positive step in the right direction and moves us closer towards their eventual return also.

Your health and safety remains our number one priority, with our team working behind the scenes on a number of extra measures to protect you upon your return including increased cleaning schedules, new hygiene stations and additional signage.

To keep you well informed of our plans moving forward, we are excited to launch our new COVID-19 Response webpage. Here you will find a range of information regarding our response to the current situation, as well as a special message to the community from our CEO, Shane Dunne. 

Visit our COVID-19 Response page

It’s time to dust of your racquet, find your running shoes and join us at the courts! We can’t wait to greet you with a socially distant smile!

This information was issued at 10.00am on 8 July 2020. In response to the Victorian Government’s announcement made on Tuesday 7 July 2020, Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre will be temporarily closed to the public from 9pm on Wednesday 8 July, in line with State Government direction, this closure is for a period of 6 weeks, however is subject to change While there are no known visits by a COVID-19 carrier to this facility, this action has been taken to support the Government’s effort to protect the health and safety of our State and Country in the wake of this latest wave of cases While we were in the very early process to make contact regarding lessons recommencing in term 3, these plans have currently been placed on hold, while we continue to wait for further government advice. As a result of these restrictions Book-A-Court will remain available however will be restricted to two participants per court. To book a court click HERE As a current tennis program member, your lesson payments continue to be placed on hold, with your child’s place held to support an easy transition back into their regular schedule. Any money paid against your account for suspended lessons will remain in credit and applied once lessons resume. This includes our paid in full enrolments. You do not need to contact us to arrange this suspension Our re-enforced closure comes as a timely reminder that we must remain vigilant and continue to observe the advice of the Government to protect our community and ease the pressure on our vital health care system. We all have a role to play in stopping the spread, and ensuring our community remains safe In line with the Government’s announcement, our temporary closure will be for a period of 6 weeks, however any decision on reopening will be based on advice from the Government as it is released, and any confirmation on competitions and programming being able to resume will be in line with Tennis Victoria guidelines Health and safety remains our number one priority, and we will be working with relevant Government departments, industry experts and support agencies to ensure that when we can reopen, we return with the same high standard of safety measures we already have implemented to protect our community, customers and staff As the situation continues to unfold, you are encouraged to follow our social media pages and website for all of the latest information regarding Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre’s operations. CONTACT US We are currently receiving a high volume of calls and therefore encourage you to submit a web enquiry should you wish to get in contact with our team by clicking HERE

PAKENHAM REGIONAL TENNIS CENTRE CLOSED

This information was issued at 4:45pm on 2/08/2020.

In response to the Victorian Government’s announcement made on 2 August 2020, Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre will be temporarily closed to the public from 6pm on Sunday 2 August 2020 until further notice. In line with State Government direction we anticipate this closure to be for a period of 6 weeks, however this is subject to change.

While there are no known visits by a COVID-19 carrier to this facility, this action has been taken to support the Government’s effort to protect the health and safety of our State and Country in the wake of this latest wave of cases.

All memberships will remain suspended during this time and customers do not need to contact us to arrange this.

All pre-paid court bookings, will be refunded over the coming days. Customers will be contacted individually to organise these refunds and for now are asked to remain patient while waiting for our call.

Stay safe 💛🖤

Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre children lessons Returns Monday 16 November 2020

Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre children lessons to return Monday 16 November 2020

Following the temporary suspension of the Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre’s Coaching Program earlier this year, we are excited to see children’s classes back on court from Monday 16th November 2020, with all junior classes and levels returning. Private lessons and adult lessons will not be resuming from this date, these lessons are aimed to return in the upcoming weeks and will be communicated separately.

Existing families have been sent an email today 12/11/2020 with all of the information needed to support a safe return to coaching right away. Anyone who believes they should have received this information and has not is encouraged to contact our team via email tennis.cardinia@alignedleiure.com.au.

After months of hard work it is exciting to be in a safe position to welcome back our many valued tennis families and students. Our coaches have missed working with their students each week and can’t wait to be back on court having fun and helping to support their tennis development very soon.” said Head of Sports & Stadium, Dean Jamieson.

Enrolments are now being taken across all classes and levels, with any new families interested in enrolling encouraged to contact us via (03) 5940 8510, or via email tennis.cardinia@alignedleiure.com.au.

To support the safety of our community, customers and staff, we’ll be continuing with a number of safety measures, including:

  • Training: All staff have completed updated COVID-19 safety training prior to their return to work, based on current Government restrictions and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advice.
  • Dedicated equipment with each student allocated equipment for their personal use throughout their lesson, that is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between lessons. Students however are encouraged to bring their own equipment when possible.
  • Parents/guardians permitted to watch lessons provided that social distancing is maintained at all times. Where possible, a limit of 1 parent/guardian per student will be applied to reduce the number of people within the centre.

In addition to the above, our existing COVID Safe practices will remain in place throughout the centre including:

  • Staff regularly disinfecting the facility throughout the day
  • Nightly deep cleaning and disinfection
  • Hygiene and disinfection stations
  • Contactless transactions (where possible)
  • Signage for social distancing and hygiene practices, including floor markings

Further information regarding our COVID-19 Response is available by clicking HERE

We wish to once again thank our valued Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre families and students for their patience throughout our second temporary closure and look forward to seeing everyone return to coaching very soon! 

We’re excited to reopen our doors at Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre tomorrow (Thursday 18/02/2021),

To remain COVID Safe, our existing protocols will remain in place and we ask that you please follow all staff instructions and signage when you next visit.

TENNIS LESSONS

  • All lessons will return from Thursday 18/02/2021
  • Any students who missed a lesson throughout our temporary shutdown will automatically have a credit applied to their account. This includes paid in full students.

COMPETITIONS

  • All regular competition and training schedules will resume from 18/02/2021

COURT HIRE

We thank you for continuing to support us and look forward to seeing you soon!

Should you have any questions please contact our friendly team on 03 5940 8510 or via email at tennis.cardinia@alignedleisure.com.au

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