October 25, 2020

US Open nonetheless on, however USTA cancels different occasions – tennis

The US Tennis Affiliation has cancelled a number of beginner occasions scheduled in August due to the coronavirus pandemic however continues to be planning to carry the US Open beginning August 31. USTA Nationwide Championships in sure junior age teams for singles and doubles are being scrapped.

That features boys’ 18s in Orlando and ladies’ 18s in San Diego in singles; boys’ 16s in Rome, Georgia, and ladies’ 16s in Cellular, Alabama, in singles; and boys’ and ladies’ 12s by means of 18s doubles in Orlando. Males’s and ladies’s USTA Nationwide Grass Courtroom Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, are additionally among the many tournaments eradicated.

The USTA says “there was an inherent threat related to internet hosting giant numbers of people at one web site, at one time, and would make threat mitigation troublesome.” The group says the kind of COVID-19 testing and common housing deliberate for the US Open “would logistically and financially be extremely troublesome to create” at these nationwide occasions.

All sanctioned tennis has been suspended since March due to the pandemic. Competitors is scheduled to renew in August.