This was my experience over the weekend in my 40+ match. And we were all joking about doing an ankle bump prior to the match...Played a tournament over the weekend and was expecting fist bumps but everyone was doing the regular handshakes, etc.
If you can do ankle bumps over the net, then you're not 40+This was my experience over the weekend in my 40+ match. And we were all joking about doing an ankle bump prior to the match...
Elbow bump probably isn't a great idea since they tell you to sneeze into your elbow.elbow bump while doing the macarena,,,,,,
A fist bump is no better than a handshake.
You can always politely decline a handshake and keep a couple of metres from your opponent, but it’s pretty pointless when you’re both handling the same tennis balls all match.
No good. You’ve touched your frame and strings. You are just passing your germs to your opponents racquet, which xe will touch later and infect xemselfHow about a racket bump ?
And we need to put an end to all the hugging too.I am thrilled with being able to avoid handshakes now!
I have never liked a handshake in any situation .... why should I have to touch other people due to a social construct? And a lot of people are really gross ... don't need to be touching them.
The hand shake first came about in a way to prove I don't have a weapon in my dominant hand (only to get shanked by a lefty!) .... it is well past its usefulness.
This past weekend in a 12 team dubs round robin tournament, saw at least 50% of folks refusing the handshake ... sometimes awkward.
Chest bump, Bryan Brothers style.
It is not merely about the physical contact itself, it's about proximity. Getting close enough to someone to touch hands drastically increases the likelihood of droplet infection.Ankle, elbow, fist bump, shake, decline - whatever. Just avoid touching your face and wash your hands immediately after playing. If you hang around the Club for an adult beverage and some chips afterwards, practice same procedure and you’ll be fine.
The droplets are all over the ball now. What's the difference shaking hands vs passing the balls back and forth constantly?It is not merely about the physical contact itself, it's about proximity. Getting close enough to someone to touch hands drastically increases the likelihood of droplet infection.
I said that in the third post of this thread.The droplets are all over the ball now. What's the difference shaking hands vs passing the balls back and forth constantly?
And we need to put an end to all the hugging too.
YES! All the hugging. I don't even want the "side-by-side" hug, the "shoulder-squeeze" hug, the big "we-just-won embrace" hug ... no hugs.
Yup. Just wash your hands thoroughly after the match..We’re both using the same balls so it’s trivial to change it.
elbow bump while doing the macarena,,,,,,
Played a fun doubles match last night, so no contact at all, of course we all handled the tennis balls A friend of mine suggested playing a singles match using two cans of balls, and only using your designated can when serving (handling) but that seems a little extreme to me.
Tell that to RafaProbably won't help since the virus can survive on the court surface and be taken up by the ball on the bounce. Just wash your hands after each set and avoid touching your face.