During most of 2020 and 2021, we have “played tennis at home (in our driveway),” played singles at our outdoor tennis club, played paddle (platform tennis) outdoors during the fall and winter, and even started learning how to play pickleball outdoors. Now that we have received the COVID vaccine, we are slowly starting to tennis travel again.
By the way, your pets know that you are getting ready to travel!
Research desired hotel and tennis facility. We decided to choose our "go to" vacation spot as our first tennis travel!
Research the destination websites to see if there are any restrictions. Learn how their plan will keep you safe.
Check your passport and drivers’ license to make sure they are not expired, or soon expiring. The wait to renew passports is longer than usual (routine processing is 10-12 weeks, expedited processing is 4-6 weeks).
When making travel reservations, learn about the cancellation policies from the airlines and hotels you are considering.
Contact the tennis Pro Shop or Tennis Pro, to learn about their policies, and if there are any that impact your visit (example: how many people are allowed on a court, face mask policy).
What's in your tennis bag? This is what I pack for tennis travel (besides my tennis racquet): disinfectant wipes, individual packets of Biofreeze, reusable velcro ice pack (the one you fill with ice), band aids, KT tape, ibuprofen, sun glasses, travel size sun tan lotion and tennis balls.
I can finally take a deep breath and cautiously plan tennis travel. Be safe. See you on the courts!
Learning moments (important links):
https://www.kourts.com/players/book-court/ Download the Kourts app to reserve your tennis time (book lessons). Many tennis facilities use this app for scheduling. Find out, in advance how to book a court at your destination.
CDC State by State - Travel Planner: Simply enter the destination, and the site will link you to the information.
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