What is necessary to continue playing tennis

Corona information

The valid regulations in sport

The number of infections is falling, the world of sports is on the way to normal in these challenging times.

The actualOrdinance of the Ministry of Health provides that singles and doubles in the traditional sense, tournaments as well as indoor and outdoor group training have been possible in tennis since 19 May. Thus, inter alia the General Class and Seniors team championships start in all federal states as well as the General Class and Seniors Bundesliga.

The Ministry of Health also stipulates in this ordinance until June 30th that the prerequisite for entering the non-public sports facilities in all areas of the sports world is "evidence of a low epidemological risk". This means that you can only enter the tennis facilities if you have been tested, vaccinated or recovered (3G rule). Self-tests on the facility are recognized as well as school tests; this proof is not required for children under 10 years of age. The 3G rule makes it possible to visit the restaurants and use the wet rooms and showers in the clubs again.

The ÖTV and the regional associations will continue to campaign intensively for tennis, the clubs and members and demand further opening steps so that tennis can return to normal in these challenging times.



Additional economic aid

The tax consultancy tpa provides a comprehensive document on behalf of ÖTV and Sport Austria (as of March 2, 2021), which gives tennis clubs and facility operators a helpful insight into the "funding jungle" and in which all questions on the following topics are answered. Of course, the tpa team is available for personal inquiries.

The government will support companies in the lockdown extension with further economic aid. In addition to Fixed cost subsidy, Compensation for loss and Revenue replacement companies can do one "Cancellation bonus" apply for. This could amount to up to 30 percent of the turnover of the comparable period and a maximum of 60,000 euros per month - for each month until the end of the crisis. The Hardship Fund will be extended until the end of June.

The cancellation bonus applies to all companies that are unable to generate sales, either directly or indirectly, due to business closures.

In addition, every company that has a loss of more than 40 percent in sales compared to the respective monthly sales from 2019 can apply for liquidity assistance of up to 60,000 euros per month via FinanzOnline. The replacement rate is 30 percent of the loss of sales and consists of half of the loss bonus and half of an advance on the fixed cost subsidy.

The NPO support fund was extended for another quarter. Applications can be submitted via https://npo-fonds.at/. In addition to the known support from the NPO support fund, non-profit sports clubs can offer a so-called Lockdown Grant apply for.

That is new Protective screen for organizers who are planning an event in Austria and who bear the economic risk for it. The aim of the funding is to enable the planning and implementation of events despite the COVID-19 crisis.

The information from SPORT AUSTRIA is always up-to-date - the interest representation and service organization for organized sport in Austria is in lively exchange with Sports Minister Werner Kogler. The FAQs are regularly updated.