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Restricted Play Guidelines

From Thursday 1 April, the Council will open the tennis courts for public use at Dungannon Park, Mid Ulster Sports Arena, and Meadowbank Sports Arena. 

Opening times


Opening times

To book


Dungannon Park

Monday – Sunday
09:00 – 10:00
10.15 – 11.15
11.30 – 12.30
12.45 – 13.45
14:00 – 15:00
15:15 – 16:15
16:30 – 17:30

Book and pay in advance via phoning Park reception on 028 8772 8690 or in person at reception

£3 child court
£6 adult court


Normal Facility times

Book and pay in advance via phoning Meadowbank on 028 7939 7117

£3 child court
£6 adult court

Mid Ulster Sports Arena

Normal Facility times

Book and pay in advance via phoning Mid Ulster Sports Arena on 028 8676 7135

£3 child court
£6 adult court

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our customers and staff. We want all customers to enjoy their visit, have fun and feel safe. So, we insist for everyone’s protection that our social distancing and personal hygiene rules are followed by everyone.

We promise to keep you fully posted on any changes to the guidelines, in line with further advice from the government.

Prior to arriving

You must stay at home if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days
  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days
  • Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • Frontline workers can play but should personally assess the risk of passing on infection and follow recommended NHS Guidelines
  • Only people core to playing should attend tennis activities such as players, participants, coaches and operational personnel

When using our courts

  • Equipment will not be available for hire initially to reduce forms of contact
  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due on court
  • Play should be limited to singles only during this phase of the reopening. The only exception for doubles play is if playing partners are from the same household. Further doubles play will be considered in future stages of reopening
  • Players should arrive ready to play as their will be no access to dressing rooms during this phase, toilet facilities will be accessible
  • Players should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them and keep it in their pocket of bag for use
  • Juniors, under 18 years, must be supervised by a parent / guardian in this stage of reopening
  • To protect against infection, players must refrain from handshakes and high fives; Keep 2 metres away from other people at all times
  • Do not share food, towels and drinks
  • Change ends at opposite sides of the net. If this is not possible then do not change ends
  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break

Tennis ball use

  • Use two sets of clearly marked tennis balls. These should be alternated for serving with each player only touching their individual tennis balls
  • Use your racquet / foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent
  • Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls
  • If a ball from another court comes across, send it back with a kick or with a racquet
  • Consider spraying balls with a disinfectant spray at the conclusion of play
  • Using new balls on a very regular basis is highly encouraged

Leaving the courts

Once play has finished players should leave the premises promptly and:

  • Hands should be washed and sanitised as soon as possible
  • Ensure equipment is cleaned thoroughly after use
  • Tennis balls can be sprayed with a disinfectant
  • If a player becomes unwell after playing, they should first contact their GP/NHS and then inform the Council
  • Players should be encouraged to remind other members of the guidelines, in a gentle way, when they witness poor practices. Repeated poor practice should be reported to the Council as soon as possible

Before you use the tennis courts we recommend that you read the Ulster Tennis Return to Restricted Play Guidelines for Players.

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