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Pacific Northwest

USTA PNW Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

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***Note:  This page will continue to display the most recent updates as they become available.  Previous updates are archived below.***

 

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USTA FAQs regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19

Tips and Recommendations for Facilities and Players

USTA COVID-19 Updates

 

Update: April 3, 2020

USTA Statement on Safety of Playing Tennis During the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for everyone across the globe. American tennis players are asking for guidance regarding the safety of playing tennis, especially when social distancing and space sharing issues are now paramount.

Based on the recommendations of the USTA COVID-19 Advisory Group, the USTA believes that it is in the best interest of society to take a collective pause from playing the sport we love.

Although there are no specific studies on tennis and COVID-19, medical advisors believe there is the possibility that the virus responsible for COVID-19 could be transmitted through common sharing and handling of tennis balls, gate handles, benches, net posts, and even court surfaces.

As a result of this, the USTA asks that as tennis players we need to be patient in our return to the courts and consider how our decisions will not only affect ourselves, but how our decisions can impact our broader communities. ADVERTISEMENT In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay active and healthy with at home exercise and creative “tennis at home” variations. We look forward to our return to tennis in a safe manner and will provide updates as new information becomes available. By practicing all the recommended guidelines presently put forth by our medical experts, that return will happen in the soonest possible timeframe.

Click here for updated information about COVID-19 from the USTA.

 

Archive: April 1, 2020

We understand the unique circumstances facing the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and the reasoning behind the decision to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships.

At this time, the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament.  The USTA is carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and is preparing for all contingencies. 

We also rely on the USTA’s Medical Advisory Group as well as governmental and security officials to ensure that we have the broadest understanding of this fluid situation. 

In all instances, all decisions made by the USTA regarding the US Open will be made with the health and well-being of our players, fans, and all others involved in the tournament.

As a reminder, all USTA League Matches are still cancelled through May 3.

 

ARCHIVE: March 23, 2020; 2:30 PM PT

USTA PNW Update

ALL USTA LEAGUE MATCHES ARE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 3. 

Please be advised we are still working diligently on contingency plans for both local leagues and playoffs (if applicable) and will release those plans as soon as they are available. 

Also, please be advised that any USTA League match played during the suspension period will not count in the standings or count for ratings. If a match is entered into TennisLink and was played during the suspension period, it will be removed by the USTA National office. 

Thank you for your understanding in this unique situation. I hope you stay safe and healthy and thank you for playing USTA Leagues!

USTA National Statement on Suspension of Events

Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, USTA League, Junior Team Tennis, Team Challenge, Team Tournaments, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus and Wheelchair events through May 3. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 3. 

All Category 1 and Super Category 2 National Adult Tournaments with an ITF status, all ITF Junior events, and all USTA Pro Circuit and professional events will align with the same calendar as the ITF, ATP and WTA, and be suspended through June 7. 

Both the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and the USTA National Campus, in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Fla., will remain closed for play and instructional opportunities through May 3. Any patron who wishes to cancel participation in a scheduled activity should contact the specific location for refund information. These policies will be in effect pending additional guidance or directives from each local governmental agency and the CDC. The USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about all activities at these facilities. 

Click here for tips and recommendations for facilities and players, regarding COVID-19 from the USTA.

 

ARCHIVE: March 13, 2020; 3PM PT

 

At 12:30PM EST today, the United States Tennis Association has suspended all USTA-sanctioned events through April 20. Please read the full statement here.  USTA PNW will work with national office and the local tennis community partners to make every effort to reschedule events, where possible, following the suspension period.  We will continue to seek guidance from local health officials and work with local and national partners as we monitor the situation. We will keep you updated via this page for schedule updates and further details. 

 

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ARCHIVE: Markch 6, 2020

 

The United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest office has been and continues to work closely with local and national partners to continually monitor the ever-evolving situation associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

Based on the latest information, we currently aim to continue tennis play as planned and not cancel or suspend scheduled matches, programs, or events in the section. However, we encourage you to consider all of the facts available to you when deciding whether to participate in an event and do what is right for you and your family, including taking all appropriate precautions advised by the CDC and other local authorities.

 

To this end, our staff is working to respond to matters as they develop and below are answers to frequently asked questions: 

 

USTA (Adult) League Teams and Players 

  • It is acceptable for players and teams to default matches due to COVID-19. If a default is necessary, please communicate with your opponent's captain, the host facility, and your Regional League Coordinator. 
  • Any match that is defaulted due to players being unavailable to play due to COVID-19 can be considered for a reschedule, however, the following parameters will need to be followed: oReschedules must be completed within the posted Local League season dates. 
    • The host facility must agree to the reschedule. Be advised this could be a different host facility than originally scheduled. 
    • Both captains must agree on the new date, time, and location. 
    • Both captains must clearly communicate via e-mail with the host facility and Regional League Coordinator once a new date, time and location is confirmed. 
  • If both teams agree to a default or both teams are unable to field a team and no reschedule can be accommodated, then this will be recorded as a double team default (per PNW Regulation 2.01c(2)b). 

USTA Junior Team Tennis Teams and Players 

  • It is acceptable for Players/Teams to default matches due to COVID-19. If a default is necessary, please communicate with your opponent's captain, the host facility, and your JTT League Coordinator. 
  • Any match that is defaulted due to players being unavailable to play due to COVID-19 can be considered for a reschedule, however, the following parameters will need to be followed: o Reschedules must be completed within the posted Local League season dates. 
    • The host facility must agree to the reschedule. Be advised this could be a different host facility than originally scheduled. 
    • Both captains must agree on the new date, time, and location. 
    • Both captains must clearly communicate via e-mail with the host facility and JTT League Coordinator once a new date, time and location is confirmed. 
  • If both teams agree to a default or both teams are unable to field a team and no reschedule can be accommodated, then this will be recorded as a double team default. 

USTA Tennis on Campus Teams and Players

  • It is acceptable for Players/Teams to default matches due to COVID-19. If this occurs please communicate with your opponent, host facility, and your TOC Coordinator. 
  • Any match that is defaulted due to players being unavailable to play due to COVID-19 can be considered for a reschedule, however, the following parameters will need to be followed:
    • Reschedules must be completed within the posted Local League season dates. 
    • The host facility must agree to the reschedule. Be advised this could be a different host facility than originally scheduled. 
    • Both captains must agree on the new date, time, and location. 
    • Both captains must clearly communicate via e-mail with the host facility and TOC Coordinator once a new date, time and location is confirmed. 
  • If both teams agree to a default or both teams are unable to field a team and no reschedule can be accommodated, then this will be recorded as a double team default. 

Players Competing in USTA Sanctioned Tournaments 

If a registered player decides to withdrawal from a tournament or you want an update on the current status of your event, you are encouraged to reach out to the designated Tournament Director (the Tournament Director’s contact information is located in Tennislink). 

 

Organization Members and Facilities

In the event that a facility temporarily closes due to COVID-19, our office will work with the facility in the hopes of rescheduling or identifying a new location or date for the impacted sanctioned USTA events and programs. Players will be notified of any changes. 

 

General Information

If any individual has any of the symptoms (including but not limited to runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, lower respiratory symptoms), please stay home, do not play tennis, and seek medical guidance. For those who feel healthy and desire to play, we encourage substituting a racket touch or elbow bump in lieu of the traditional post-match handshake. 

We encourage everyone to use the following practices, similar to protecting yourselves and others from a cold and flu: 

  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or upper sleeve; 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently (for 20 seconds or longer), or use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not readily available, especially after sneezing or coughing; 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and wash your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose or mouth; 
  • Limit close contact (e.g., hand-shaking, hugging, kissing) and avoid sharing food, drinks or towels with people, especially with people and animals who are sick; 
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces. 

The most up to date and credible resource for information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is the CDC

Other important sites include: 

Washington Department of Health

Oregon Health Authority 

Alaska Department of Health 

Idaho Department of Health 

Please be assured that our office will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed. Your health and safety is our priority and we know that the tennis community will support each other during this time. 

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