The Northern Tasmanian Netball Association is delighted to be back up and running.
Senior and junior rosters which had been scheduled to get underway in March, finally shook off the constraints of the coronavirus this week.
But it was far from business as usual with strict COVID-19 guidelines being adhered to at both Hoblers Bridge and the Silverdome.
NTNA president Alison Filgate said the sport was happy to follow any required isolation and health protocols just to be able to get back on the courts.
The midweek roster began last Monday with limits of one spectator per player and swift turnovers before and after games to minimise numbers at the Silverdome.
It will feature five grading rounds up to August 17 followed by nine more rounds and then grand finals on October 26.
Games were also played on Tuesday and Wednesday to further spread out congestion and featured numerous city teams plus several from surrounding towns including Longford and Deloraine.
Hoblers Bridge was also a hive of controlled activity for the junior roster commencement, with entry and exit to the venue carefully moderated.
The Saturday season will run between July 18 and October 24 ahead of grand finals a week later.
A 30-minute gap between games has been scheduled to allow for cleaning.
Netball is one of Northern Tasmania's most popular participation sports, and Filgate said the NTNA is determined to continue providing healthy exercise and producing state level players despite the constraints of COVID-19.
Back in February before the pandemic hit, Netball Tasmania announced the elite development squad which would be provided with a high-performance pathway to help players reach their full potential.
Northern EDS members were Zoe Claridge, Hannah Lenthall, Shelby Miller, Dani Laugher, Gabbi Groves, Hannah Crawford, Hayley Older, Olive Morris and Taylah Griffin.
Claridge, Miller and Piper Sanders have taken the next step by joining the Tasmanian Magpies in the Australian Netball League.