MONDAY, APRIL 13: USTA UPDATE ON SUSPENSION OF PLAY AND EVENT CHANGES
USTA NATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
UPDATE ON SUSPENSION OF PLAY AND EVENT CHANGES
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 through May 31 on the following events:
  • Adult and Junior Tournaments
  • USTA League
  • USTA Junior Team Tennis
  • USTA Social Leagues
  • Team Challenge
  • Team Tournaments
  • USTA Schools programs
  • Tennis on Campus
  • Wheelchair events  
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 31.

All Category 1 and Super Category 2 National Adult Tournaments with an ITF status, all ITF Junior events, all Junior, Adult and Wheelchair L1 - L3 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 July 12. The National Clay Court Championships, slated to begin on July 11, will proceed as scheduled, at this time.

The determination has also been made to suspend the calculation and publication of the National Standings List (NSL) for Adult, Junior and Wheelchair play until further notice. The NSL published on March 18 will serve as the most current until tournament competition resumes.

In addition, to ensure that play taking place at local facilities will be the focus once the pandemic subsides, the following events will be canceled for 2020:

  • USTA League National Championships
  • USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships
  • USTA Junior Intersectional Team Championships
For more information on the cancelation of the USTA League National Championships and USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships, please visit the  FAQ .

The USTA Eastern Section has also canceled its 2020 USTA League Section Championships and its 2020 USTA Junior Team Tennis Section Championships. For more information on these USTA Eastern Section cancellations, please visit their website  here

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., is currently closed to the public. The facility's Indoor Tennis Center has been converted to a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients, while Louis Armstrong Stadium is being utilized as a commissary to facilitate the creation of meal packages that are being distributed to patients, workers and New York City school children. 

The USTA National Campus, in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Fla., will remain closed for play and instructional opportunities through May 31. 

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.
"The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the tennis landscape, and it is our goal to ensure that the sport is able to be played in a safe and healthy fashion at the parks and facilities throughout the country once the pandemic subsides," said Patrick Galbraith, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA. "One of the greatest aspects of this game is that it fosters a true community, and we look forward to the time when we can return to our local courts and use tennis to unite us all, once again." 
MONDAY, APRIL 13: USTA WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND LEAGUE UPDATE

WESTCHESTER & ROCKLAND LEAGUE UPDATE
Kate Jennings, Adult League Coordinator, Westchester/Rockland
Dear USTA Players:

First and foremost, we hope everyone is well and staying healthy during this challenging time. Undoubtedly, we are collectively missing our amazing sport of tennis, and all of the physical and social benefits that go along with it! We want to inform you about two major developments that were announced today by USTA National. Firstly, the USTA suspension of play has been extended until May 31st. Secondly, USTA National has made the decision to cancel all 2020 Adult League Nationals. In addition, USTA Eastern has made the difficult decision to cancel all of our remaining 2020 Sectional tournaments. We understand that this may be very disappointing for our players, but everyone’s health and safety is the USTA’s primary concern.

With that being said, we are committed to getting our players back on the court as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Our hope is to offer vibrant local summer leagues and we are working diligently to develop innovative play options once tennis reopens for business.
Without being confined to regional and sectional dates, we will have the flexibility to schedule our summer leagues right through August. Focusing on our local leagues will allow us to support our local clubs and facilities as they reopen their doors to our communities. As a team, we at USTA Eastern are considering multiple formats and options for our summer leagues. Once a timeline emerges with regards to social distancing directives, we will reach out again to gather player feedback to help us make informed decisions on when and how league play will continue. USTA Eastern is working to ensure that our tennis playing environments will encourage social distancing, and we will continue to keep everyone’s health and safety at the forefront. We will stay in touch with all of our captains and cannot wait to get back on court playing the sport we love! 
Kate Jennings 
Adult League Coordinator, Westchester/Rockland
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