USTA COVID-19 Updates
USTA Statement on Pro Circuit Event Cancellations - Aug. 13, 2020
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has canceled all ITF World Tennis Tour and ATP Challenger events taking place in the U.S. in September.
This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of all those involved with these events. Although detailed health and safety protocols had been planned, without the creation of a controlled environment that includes a comprehensive and contained lodging, transportation, food and beverage, and medical testing program in place, as will be the case for the Western & Southern Open and US Open, proper risk mitigation would not be possible—and in the case of these events, this type of environment would logistically and financially be difficult to create.
The events include:
- Week of Sept. 14
- Cary, N.C. – ATP Challenger 80
- Champaign, Ill. – M15
- Week of Sept. 21
- Columbus, Ohio – ATP Challenger 80
- Fayetteville, Ark. – M15
- Lubbock, Texas – W15
The health and safety of the entire tennis community is our top priority. As of June 1, the suspension of USTA Sanctioned products and events is now at the discretion of the USTA Sections and local health authorities.
Tennis Safety: Players
The USTA recognizes that the coronavirus has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways and with different timing. We therefore believe it will be possible for people to return to playing tennis safely in some cities and states sooner than in others, so they can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that tennis offers so long as they practice physical distancing and follow these safety guidelines that were created in conjunction with our Medical Advisory Group and our Industry partners.
Tennis Safety: Facilities
The USTA recognizes that the coronavirus has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways and with different timing. Tennis providers, coaches and facilities across the country are all different and operate in different local contexts. It is the responsibility of each tennis provider, coach and facility to make that assessment based on their local environment. We have created Facility and Programming Safety Recommendations in conjunction with our Medical Advisory Group and our Industry partners to help maintain a safe environment for all players.
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Coming together to support pressing needs.
The entire tennis industry has come together to analyze the most pressing needs and the top concerns of all involved in our sport, and to collaborate on programs that can provide the immediate and longer-term support that is needed.
Leading organizations in the industry have collaborated to provide a centralized location to share information about the financial assistance and relief programs available for everyone in the tennis community affected by COVID-19.
Tips and activities to keep your kids active
The USTA and Net Generation are here to help you keep your children active. Because even when schools are closed, there are plenty of ways to stay engaged while nurturing creativity and a love for learning. Here you’ll find tennis tips and fun activities to keep everyone in the family active and occupied, along with tennis-themed educational content from the USTA Foundation's Academic Creative Engagement (A.C.E.) Curriculum. It’s all designed to make sure the learning—and the fun—doesn’t have to stop.
The USTA adult and community tennis teams have designed unique resources to help tennis players everywhere stay active and connected with the game they love while safe at home. With these clips, tips, activities and more, you can stay physically and mentally fit until it's time to get back on the courts.
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