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Playing sports with COVID19 rules?

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Playing sports with COVID19 rules?

Other than golf, which is a very solitary type sport where you can keep your distance and you can actually play with no "touching" / contamination whatsoever, how are other sports supposed to function.

I just read on BlogTO that tennis might reopen and perhaps soccer.

https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2020 ... n-toronto/

Unless all the players on the court are from the same household, how do you deal with touching the ball to serve it?

https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2020 ... o-changes/

several safety measures which may include no handshakes or high-fives, no team snacks or drinks, players seated further apart, only kick-ins and no throw-ins, and no heading. They say no heading but it's pretty hard to not do when the ball goes up in the air at head height. Added to that you get close to opponents to check the soccer ball.
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Tennis I can see it work.

Either for singles or doubles, everyone must have their own set of balls to serve with and only touch the ball with your racquet (ie to pick up and hit across).

Soccer, no idea. People touch eventually and no headers? Goodness.

This is one cray virus mang

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ji2o0k wrote: Tennis I can see it work.

Either for singles or doubles, everyone must have their own set of balls to serve with and only touch the ball with your racquet (ie to pick up and hit across).

Soccer, no idea. People touch eventually and no headers? Goodness.

This is one cray virus mang
In tennis....how do you serve without touching the ball?
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gr8dlr wrote: In tennis....how do you serve without touching the ball?
you serve with your own ball - everyone has to have their own ball and only touch your own ball with your hand when serving. Everyone else can pick up the ball with their racquet during dead play etc.....

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All the sports that I love playing probably won't be allowed for a while :)
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Why can't you share the ball in tennis? Don't touch your face & wash your hands.
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WorldIRC wrote: Why can't you share the ball in tennis? Don't touch your face & wash your hands.
Mission impossible for 99% people in summer when they play
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WorldIRC wrote: Why can't you share the ball in tennis? Don't touch your face & wash your hands.
Sweating everywhere, racquet, on the court. Plus the second ball is in their pocket or slipped in their tights/skirt.

Golf seems to be the safest at the moment. The cost, time and skill required to play golf are also good limiting factors.
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smartie wrote: Mission impossible for 99% people in summer when they play
batcave wrote: Sweating everywhere, racquet, on the court. Plus the second ball is in their pocket or slipped in their tights/skirt.

Golf seems to be the safest at the moment. The cost, time and skill required to play golf are also good limiting factors.
Makes sense!
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batcave wrote: Sweating everywhere, racquet, on the court. Plus the second ball is in their pocket or slipped in their tights/skirt.

Golf seems to be the safest at the moment. The cost, time and skill required to play golf are also good limiting factors.
Saw a newscast of ppl playing beach volleyball...I don't get it. They're sweating like the dickens, they wipe their sweat off their face with their hands and then they handle the ball. Meanwhile there are bylaw officers...
> telling cricketers to stop playing cricket
> kids can't play on the playgrounds
> etc.

Meanwhile in golf, they have sticky's on the flag stick saying don't touch the stick. They've removed garbage cans even.
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gr8dlr wrote: Saw a newscast of ppl playing beach volleyball...I don't get it. They're sweating like the dickens, they wipe their sweat off their face with their hands and then they handle the ball. Meanwhile there are bylaw officers...
> telling cricketers to stop playing cricket
> kids can't play on the playgrounds
> etc.

Meanwhile in golf, they have sticky's on the flag stick saying don't touch the stick. They've removed garbage cans even.
Beach volleyball seems gross when you think of it that way.

One would think cricket is okay - one of the few team sports that is. Maybe the fielders would have to wear gloves.

I like the new golf rules. No need to remove the flag and no need to rake bunkers. I think it makes the game go faster.
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Also basketball public courts are open - but what I don't understand is how are peeps NOT in the same household playing 5-on-5 full court (which is what I am seeing).

Definitely no physical distancing measures are taken when playing bball and all the sweat from face\head onto others.....

I though the direction was 1-on-1?

https://www.todocanada.ca/toronto-event ... -outbreak/

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ji2o0k wrote: Also basketball public courts are open - but what I don't understand is how are peeps NOT in the same household playing 5-on-5 full court (which is what I am seeing).

Definitely no physical distancing measures are taken when playing bball and all the sweat from face\head onto others.....

I though the direction was 1-on-1?

https://www.todocanada.ca/toronto-event ... -outbreak/
What we're seeing is the reason why the GTA continues to remain the hot spot. People simply don't care.
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ji2o0k wrote: Also basketball public courts are open - but what I don't understand is how are peeps NOT in the same household playing 5-on-5 full court (which is what I am seeing).

Definitely no physical distancing measures are taken when playing bball and all the sweat from face\head onto others.....

I though the direction was 1-on-1?

https://www.todocanada.ca/toronto-event ... -outbreak/
I agree 10,000%. They're telling golfers not to touch the flag stick, but they let ppl play beach volleyball, full on basketball etc.

You gotta question the "race card" when bylaw officers will break up and even fine cricket playing but not breach volleyball or basketball. City officials need to be much much more consistent n their application of the rules.
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MyNameWasTaken wrote: What we're seeing is the reason why the GTA continues to remain the hot spot. People simply don't care.
it's cray mang...........the local bball courts near my house are filled with peeps playing full court ball. Just a matter of time for a few outbreaks....

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Soccer is really up for debate since most of the game is played with boots, I think if you are extremely careful theres a low risk of the virus being spread that way (aside from the occasional player collisions). Goalies who pick up the ball already use gloves - maybe just temporarily ban throw-ins?
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Yeah, tennis could work... clubs around Scarb and pickering should be opening around mid-late June... not sure what rules they will be implementing. I'll just be playing singles only... minimizes risk.

We've been going to parks on almost a daily basis and we see school kids playing 4x4 and 5x5 bball on the courts... not a care in the world. Really hope they don't visit their grandparents anytime soon.
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alexdealsCA wrote: Soccer is really up for debate since most of the game is played with boots, I think if you are extremely careful theres a low risk of the virus being spread that way (aside from the occasional player collisions). Goalies who pick up the ball already use gloves - maybe just temporarily ban throw-ins?
Unless you're wearing masks while you play, it's not the "boots", it the close proximity as you check the opposing players. Both players are breathing hard as they're checking as well.
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MyNameWasTaken wrote: What we're seeing is the reason why the GTA continues to remain the hot spot. People simply don't care.
We should just lock down Toronto and open other area.

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