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Monday, July 22, 2024

Tennis tour aced by COVID

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Seniors Tour has been postponed until 13 July in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, the ITF said it had suspended all tours until July, aligning with the ATP and WTA tours.

“This includes the postponement of the ITF Seniors (50-55-60 years) World Team & Individual Championships which had been scheduled to take place In Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, USA from 26 April to 9 May 2020,” it said.

“The ITF has been working with the host organiser, venues, event partners and independent travel advisors in recent weeks to identify a safe and viable date to reschedule the event in 2020.”

“Protecting the health and well-being of players, officials, guests, club members and local communities has remained the priority.”

It said that due to the ongoing global impact of the pandemic, it has not been possible to achieve the criteria set for the event to be rescheduled in 2020, and as such the ITF Seniors (50-55-60 years) World Team & Individual Championships will not be held in 2020.

“The 2021 ITF Seniors (50-55-60 years) World Team & Individual Championships will therefore take place in Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens, with the precise dates to be announced in due course.”

The ITF will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation alongside tournament hosts and partners, with the aim of resuming ITF tournaments as soon as it is safe to do so.

The ITF Young Seniors (35-40-45 years) World Championships scheduled for 13-26 September 2020 in Umag, Croatia and the ITF Super-Seniors (65-70-75-80-85 years) World Championships scheduled for 11- 24 October 2020 in Mallorca, Spain both remain on the 2020 calendar.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Australian Tennis Seniors Championships are set to be held in Canberra in January next year.

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