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London | LTA calls a halt to tennis activity

London | LTA calls a halt to tennis activity

The LTA has announced on its website the immediate suspension of the tennis activity it delivers in response to the latest government call for the UK to shut down social life in Britain and ordering the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against a coronavirus outbreak just as it accelerates towards it peak.

There will be an immediate suspension of activity delivered by the LTA for an initial period up until Monday 23 March.  This will include all LTA organised training sessions, training courses and LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6). All those involved in tennis in Britain are advised to follow the latest Government advice. LTA Statement

The statement reads: “The LTA remains in communication with the Government and is assessing the implications of its latest announcement for tennis in Britain over the coming weeks.

“While this assessment is being undertaken, there will be an immediate suspension of activity delivered by the LTA for an initial period up until Monday 23 March.

“This will include all LTA organised training sessions, training courses and LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6).

“All those involved in tennis in Britain are advised to follow the latest Government advice.

“Further information with regard to Covid-19 is provided on the NHS.UK website.”

The LTA has the current situation under constant review with a dedicated LTA working group doing so on a daily basis based on the latest information.

The latest Government guidance and information regarding Covid-19 can be found via the following link:

People should avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres, the government said, although Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped short of ordering them to close.

He said in a press conference on Monday that he hoped the venues would take a responsible approach.

People should also avoid unnecessary travel and work from home where possible, he said, adding that this was particularly important in London as it appears to be ‘a few weeks ahead’ of the rest of the country.






1 Comment

  1. Beatrice Corbett-Harbeck

    Lots of people continuing to play tennis locally, and people still travelling around to play league matches . You can’t socially isolate from tennis balls which everyone handles .

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