ITF to host virtual AGM

The ITF has announced that the 2020 ITF Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Saturday 21 November 2020 following the ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference webinars now will be arranged prior to the AGM to provide updates and discussions on key topics for delegates from national and regional associations, who will be able to attend the AGM electronically in real-time, ask questions by both video and audio, and vote via a secure log in. ITF Statement

The ITF Conference and AGM was originally scheduled to take place in Madrid, at the kind invitation of the Real Federacion Espanola de Tenis (RFET), on 21-23 November ahead of the 2020 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak the Finals, and the Fed Cup Finals, have been postponed until 2021.

Conference webinars now will be arranged prior to the AGM to provide updates and discussions on key topics for delegates from national and regional associations, who will be able to attend the AGM electronically in real-time, ask questions by both video and audio, and vote via a secure log in.

The tennis calendar has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the three remaining 2020 Grand Slams all impacted.

Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, while the French Open has been moved to new dates in September and October and the US Open hopes to begin next month as planned, but behind closed doors.


Meanwhile, the USTA has cancelled 5 ITF World Tennis Tour events in August.

“Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has cancelled all 5 ITF World Tennis Tour events taking place in the US in August,” the USTA website sates.

“The decision was made to ensure the health and safety of all those involved with these events.

“On the women’s circuit, two $ 100,000 ITF tournaments have been cancelled – the first scheduled in Lexington, Kentucky, beginning August 3 and the next scheduled to take place the following week in Landisville, Pennsylvania.

“In the week of August 17, two men’s and one women’s tournaments have been cancelled – the $60,000 women’s event to be held in Concord, Massachusetts and the men’s tournaments of prize money $ 25,000 in Decatur (Illinois) and Memphis (Tennessee).”





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