We miss you! "Social Distancing" is here, but we'll come back to league play stronger than ever. Here's what has happened since the last TACK update:
- USTA extended its suspension of "...all sanctioned products and events..." through May 3. (Click here for the official USTA COVID-19 update page.) As a result...
- TACK's Adult League play will not restart until after May 3. We'll be monitoring USTA, State, and National policies, and will update you if things change again. At this moment we're still hoping to get a 5-6 week Session 2 in (with fewer rounds) before State Championships. Hang in there!
- TACK's Spring "Tennis Store of Lexington Throwdown" scheduled for April 24-26 has been postponed. We're working on finding a reschedule date in the summer. We'll have a "Welcome Back to Tennis" party when it happens!
- Kentucky State Championships (Districts) dates will change, including 18+, 40+, and 55+. Plans are already underway to reschedule, but, of course, at this moment it's still a moving target.
Here's hoping that you remain safe and healthy.
(or simply respond to this email) if you have questions.
We hope that you will be willing to wait to see what happens before requesting a refund. If, however, you are unavailable for league play after May 3,
and we'll refund your registration. If all league play is officially cancelled, everyone currently registered will receive a refund. (
$3 is non-refundable, since TennisLink charges that simply to handle the registration transaction.)
Tennis Pros and Officials Out of Work: What Can We Do?
As a sport with many contract employees, and a lot of people dependent on public funding, many tennis professionals have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. In partnership with
Raise a Racquet
, USTA KY has started a fund, "Tennis Starts with Love," to help.
In this issue...
USTA KY "Tennis
Starts with Love" Pro/Official support initiative
All upcoming dates have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so are subject to change.
Where to play? What can we do? How can you keep that team working on their game? With "Social Distancing" the rule of the day, the Central Kentucky tennis clubs are closed, and public parks have (in most cases) taken down nets. If you have a play partner in your home, there are a few housing complex and neighborhood courts still available for play.
Lexington Tennis Club
has started a video series on YouTube --
here's their first edition with David White
. For the younger set, here's a link to Net Generation's "
Tennis at Home
" page. Also, the
TACK public Facebook group
has a new thread -- "Tell us what you're doing..."
Let us know!