We appreciate that all clubs, coaches and players are looking for guidance on how to move forward with our sport during the coronavirus pandemic. The current LTA statement is as follows:
“FOLLOWING THE PRIME MINISTER’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY EVENING (23RD MARCH) ALL TENNIS FACILITIES AND COURTS SHOULD BE CLOSED, AND TENNIS COACHING AND ACTIVITY SHOULD BE PUT ON HOLD WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
The National Tennis Centre is closed, and all activity delivered by the LTA remains suspended for the foreseeable future, including all LTA organised coaching sessions, programmes and training courses. We have also now extended the cancellation of all LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6) up to 31 May 2020.
During these challenging times for our society, our focus over the coming weeks will be to ensure tennis coaches, venues, volunteers, officials and players are supported in any way they can be, so that tennis in Britain emerges from this period in as strong and healthy position as possible, and the sport is able to resume its role in keeping the nation active.
We are continuing to work with Government to help us achieve this, and establishing what further support can be provided to help all those impacted by this unprecedented situation.”
THIS MEANS ALL MATCHES SCHEDULED BEFORE THE 31ST MAY IN THE BUCKS SHIELD COMPETITIONS AND BUCKS NATIONAL LEAGUE SUMMER WILL BE SUSPENDED. Winter competitions (Bucks Winter Vets, Bucks Winter Singles and the Bucks National Winter League for Juniors) have now ended. Any outstanding results from matches already played can still be inputted but no more matches can be played. A decision about how this affects promotion, relegation etc will be made later in the year, when we start to prepare for next winter.
You can find all of the LTA’s advice at this link and there are also dedicated pages for the following: