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Tennis has been canceled all over the world. What is a player to do? Our latest podcast discusses the loss of the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Tournament in our lives and what it could possibly mean for the Pro Tennis players, the future tournaments on the Tour. At the local level public and league tennis play. has been canceled as by the USTA.
The decree encompasses adult and junior tournaments, league tennis, junior team tennis, USTA school programs, tennis on campus and USTA pro circuit events. The organization’s intent is to reschedule all events for a later date “where possible”—not to fully cancel.
The USTA will continue to evaluate what to do about events after April 20.
The ITF soon followed, canceling all tournaments, including the Fed Cup finals in Budapest and eight playoff matches at eight different venues. The Miami Open and several other minor tournaments soon announced their cancelations promptly afterward.
As part of their statement, the USTA announced that the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing—home of the U.S. Open— would remain open to the general public, but limited in how many people can participate at once.
Rankings for the WTA and ATP Tour are dropping as the rules dictate that points will be lost. The ATP rankings are based on a 52-week basis. Hence, the players drop their points after 52 weeks regardless of whether the tournament happens or not. This rule stays until any further announcements are made from the association about freezing the rankings until at least 27th April. There is a helpful article on ranking points and what could happen if rankings are not frozen. Read the article on Essentially Sports.
So What can you do? In our podcast, we give some constructive ideas for tennis players to practice during the Covid-19 virus. Our discussion includes practicing against the wall, practicing your serve toss, and working on hand-eye coordination with simple ball catching exercises. In addition, the off time for tennis might be a great time for rehabilitation for those that are aching and sore from tennis overuse.
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