If you can't play tennis, framing a fabulous shot of your favourite court is the next best thing. Here is out latest selection
For all its difficulties, the lockdown has made us appreciate the little things and admire the way things look this spring. In Edinburgh, for example, Ciara Feeney was unexpectedly pleased by the sight of the Meadows' courts in all their empty but sunlit splendour.
"I thought they looked quite magnificent with the sun glare as I walked by on Saturday and thought how I would never have noticed if all was normal as they would have been packed with players on such a sunny day."
This week's can of balls is on its way to her for reminding us to notice whatever is looking lovely and do keep your pictures and your stories coming!
KEEP THE PICTURES COMING, BUT DO FOLLOW THIS GUIDANCE...
- Do not go outside if you are self-isolating or have Coronavirus symptoms
- Do not make an unnecessary trip to your courts just to take a picture. In many countries, neighbourhood walks are limited to a 1km distance from your home and we recommend this precaution.
- Do not touch gates, handles or other fixtures and fittings and do not go on the courts themselves. Do not take your racket or other tennis equipment.
- Do not linger - shoot and keep going on your way!
- Do not ask others to use your camera or phone.
- At all times, employ the recommended 2 meter social distancing from other people you may meet.
- Turn round and go another way if the park is too busy
- Do not include any children in the pictures (unless they are your own and you are happy for us to publish them in which case please make that clear when you send them).
Send your pictures (high res please), to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us the name and location of the courts and add a note giving us permission to add them to the website. If we get a lot of nice submissions we'll award a prize to the best!
Only do this if it is safe for you and others. Do not make any long or unnecessary trips. We love tennis and we want to it to start again as soon as possible and we want you and everyone else to be safe and well to play.