LTA announces cancellation of all 2020 grass-court events due to the coronavirus

Queen's Club Championships

There will be no grass-court tournaments across the United Kingdom over the next few weeks after the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) confirmed that all events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club had already confirmed that the Wimbledon 2020 has been cancelled and the 134th Championships will now be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.

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However, the LTA has made an additional call as the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham (8-14 June), the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club, the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham and the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne (21-27 June) have also been axed.

The British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in July, the ITF/ATP Trophy Series events in Manchester (8-14 June) and Ilkley (15-21 June), the ITF junior Grade 1 events in Nottingham (22-27 June) and Roehampton (28 June – 3 July) as well as all ITF Wheelchair events will also not take place this year.

“Given the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest government advice and our discussions with the ATP, WTA, ITF and AELTC, it is with deep regret that our summer grass court tournaments and the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships have been cancelled for 2020,” Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive said.

“This is an unprecedented situation and the health of those attending our tournaments as spectators, players, staff, media, sponsors and guests had to be our number one consideration. We at the LTA will be working hard to support our wider tennis community to allow the sport a strong return to health when conditions allow. In the meantime we hope that our tennis fans are staying safe and we look forward to welcoming them back to tennis when we can.”

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