Tennis ACT is joining the long list of sporting organisations who have become experts in bubbles.
The Canberra Challenger is once again locked in as an Australian Open lead-up tournament for the upcoming summer running from January 4-10.
But Tennis ACT boss Kim Kachel does have his fingers crossed it will actually be played in Canberra this time - after the bushfire-induced toxic air forced the tournament to relocate to Bendigo in January.
Kachel's in discussions with the ACT government about what biosecurity measures will be needed - that is, how to make a tennis tournament bubble.
There have already been NRL, Super Rugby and horse racing bubbles in Canberra this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with that set to expand to summer sports in the coming months.
Kachel said the competitors for the Canberra Challenger usually stayed in hotels partnered with the event.
What measures would need to be introduced in regards to quarantines and access to training facilities was still being worked out - especially given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 virus.
"Our teams are working around the clock with government at all levels on a lot of the logistics involved," Kachel said.
"We've still got a bit of planning around that and are working closely with authorities, but certainly I think everyone's used to the physical distancing and some of the biosecurity protocols.
"And we'll be guided by the restrictions at the time as well in terms of what needs to be set up specifically."
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Given the economic impact of the pandemic, Tennis Australia is keen to expand the summer of tennis with the potential for some events to be upgraded in status.
The Canberra Challenger is a 125 Challenger event - the level below the ATP Tour.
It's had impressive fields in recent years, with eight top-100 players at this year's tournament - which runs alongside Tennis Australia's ATP Cup.
But Kachel said there were no plans for it to be upgraded to an ATP 250 tournament, which is the next level up.
"We are planning for a big event in January in Canberra and part of the lead-up to the Australian Open," he said.
"We're very much focused on the planning for the 125 [Challenger] so that's where our energies are being channelled at the moment."