COVID-19 Info for Coaches

Coaches we hope you and your families are happy and healthy during this challenging time. A lot of coaches are asking that if competition is cancelled, should coaches be carrying on with their programmes and lessons? The current advice as that you may continue to coach while observing the Tennis NZ updates and following the Continued Play guidelines.

For those of you who have already decided to cancel some programmes or have had some of your clients choose not to take part, please also read the following regarding the government’s Covid-19 Virus Economic Stimulus Package.

Covid-19 Virus Economic Stimulus Package

For full details and to find out if you and your coaching team are eligible for to apply for the stimulus package, please click here. Please read the information under the ‘Wage Subsidy’ heading, we’ve also included some basic details below:

  • You need to be current New Zealand tax residents (i.e. Self Employed with an NZ IRD number)
  • You should be based in New Zealand currently
  • You need a New Zealand bank account
  • You need to be able to demonstrate their revenue (income) will or has dropped by at least 30% in any particular month January-May inclusive, when compared to the equivalent month last year (e.g. March or April income in 2020 vs equivalent income in March or April 2019) and that this is as a result of Covid-19.
  • Full-time coaches may be eligible for a lump sum payment equivalent to $585.80 per week for 12 weeks ($7029.60 total)
  • Part-time coaches may be eligible for a lump sum payment equivalent to $350.00 per week for 12 weeks ($4200 total)

I’m Self Employed: please click here to access the online application form.

I’m an Employer (For a Business with multiple employees): please click here to access the online application form.

Tennis NZ does not have any additional information other than what is online, we suggest you contact Work & Income NZ directly should you have any questions.

We hope this comes as some positive news for our coaching community.

Tennis NZ is monitoring all available news sources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation changes daily we are making decisions regarding appropriate measures for tennis and will post updates here. Please consult our Health Advice & Guidelines page for more guidance.