Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Tennis Europe is currently working around the clock to establish medical and safety protocols for its events and players once play can resume.
We hope to have an announcement in the coming days regarding a start date, plus new dates for the Tennis Europe Junior Tour’s highlight: the European Junior Championships (14, 16 and 18 & Under), and a modified calendar for the latter part of the year.
Please note that once a starting date is set tournament organisers and national federations will ultimately decide whether to proceed with their Tennis Europe tournament.
The new calendar will be subject to change and continued assessments will be made relating to health and safety, international travel policies, and governmental approval of sporting events.
All events will be held under applicable health and safety restrictions, taking into account social distancing, and with reduced or no spectators on-site. Tennis Europe continues to explore all options for additional/postponed junior events to be added to the schedule, should circumstances allow.
Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on court soon.
Tennis Europe has announced the suspension of all junior tournaments until the week of 31st July, 2020.
The European Junior Championships for players aged 14, 16 and 18 & Under have therefore been postponed. Tennis Europe is currently working with organisers from the three venues in Czech Republic, Russia and Switzerland to establish new dates for the Junior Tour’s flagship event in September.
The move is in line with today’s decision by the ITF to extend its suspension of all international tournaments until the end of July.
Europe’s 50 tennis nations are currently taking tentative steps to restart tennis activities, as highlighted by Tennis Europe’s ‘Return to Tennis’ tool. Safety restrictions apply in all territories.
With international travel restrictions likely to be in place across the continent throughout the summer, Tennis Europe is recommending that national federations establish national tournaments or circuits for juniors, where it is deemed safe to do so.
Over 250 Tennis Europe Junior Tour events have now been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Europe is attempting to reschedule the calendar for the final quarter of the 2020 in the hope that as many postponed events as possible will be able to take place.
Further information will be published here as it becomes available.
Tennis Europe has published a ‘State of Tennis’ report outlining the possibilities for play and current national recommendations across the regional association's 50 member nations.
The page will be updated weekly as Europe's national tennis associations gradually permit a return to the courts following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim is to keep nations as updated as possible and to share information and best practises which may assist federations in their planning as they become fully operational again.
Tennis Europe CEO Thomas Hammerl adds, “Our focus is to restart our Junior Tour just as soon as is safe to do. For this, we need three ‘green lights’ – the ITF and professional tennis tours to resume, courts to be open and competitions permitted in all member nations, and travel restrictions back to normal across Europe.”
To view the page, please click here.
Tennis Europe has announced that junior rankings will be frozen during this period. For further information, please click here.
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