Covid-19 Update – New Tier 4 Nationwide Restrictions (England)
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January of new national lockdown restrictions to be introduced across England, the LTA confirm that regrettably all indoor and outdoor tennis facilities will need to close. All tennis competitions up to Sunday, 28th February 2021 will be cancelled which includes February half term tournaments, 18U County Cup and County & District Leagues.
The LTA believes tennis is a naturally socially distanced sport that is safe to play and gives people of all ages the opportunity to exercise with friends or relatives. Tennis is important for people’s physical and mental health and they will continue to liaise with the Government to ask them to allow players back on court as soon as possible.
We know that this is incredibly disappointing and frustrating news for all those players, coaches, venues and officials involved with the sport, as well as presenting further significant financial challenges. Further information on current financial support available from Government is available on the LTA website, and the LTA will also continue to engage with Government to help ensure that the tennis community is supported through the coming weeks and months.
Updates will continue to be provided on the LTA’s dedicated Coronavirus page.