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Tennis Canada cancels all scheduled tournaments until June 8

Mar 18, 2020
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Tennis Canada continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and remains in daily contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the various tennis organizations.

Following the announcements made by the ATP, WTA and ITF and in accordance with the recommendations of Canadian government officials, Tennis Canada announced on Wednesday that all its tournaments scheduled to take place until June 8 have been cancelled.

List of cancelled tournaments (in addition to the tournaments cancelled as of March 12):

Junior Tournaments

April 23-25 – ITF Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup Qualifying – IGA Stadium, Montreal, QC
May 16-23 – ITF World Tennis Tour J5 – Mayfair, Toronto East, Markham, ON
May 22-30 – ITF World Tennis Tour J4 – Panorama Recreation Centre, Victoria, BC
May 30-June 6 – ITF World Tennis Tour J5 – Kamloops Tennis Centre, Kamloops, BC

Senior Tournaments

April 15-19 – Senior Women’s Eastern Indoor National Championships – Club de Cote-de-Liesse, Montreal, QC
April 22-26 – Senior Men’s Eastern Indoor National Championships – Club de Cote-de-Liesse, Montreal, QC
May 30-June 6 – BC Senior Provincials ITF, Jericho Tennis Club, Vancouver, BC
June 1-7 – Senior Mont Tremblant ITF Cup (North American Regional Event), Mont Tremblant, QC

“During this difficult time, it is all the more important for our sport that the different tours and federations work together and engage in collaboration. We are therefore pleased to see a consistent message put out by the ATP, the WTA and the ITF. We know that this new wave of cancellations represents an important loss for our tournaments and players, but the health and safety of the players, their entourage, the fans and the tournament staff are the top priority at the moment and this is what guides our decisions,” stated Michael Downey, President and CEO at Tennis Canada. “It is our duty to be a responsible organization and to make decisions that will allow the situation to improve in order to resume our activities as soon as possible.”

Tennis Canada will continue to communicate any changes to all stakeholders.

Update on the state of the Rogers Rankings in the wake of the suspension of all National events

The Rogers Rankings have been frozen for all categories as of Week 12, 2020 (Junior, OPEN, Adult, Seniors and Wheelchair) and will remain unchanged through the extended suspension of Tennis Canada’s National events. This measure is consistent with what the ATP, the WTA and the ITF have done. We are currently working on a plan to have a modified ranking structure in place when competition is resumed. Our goal is to ensure a fair outcome for all Canadian players when we resume our activities. Many options are being considered as we speak. We will send out another communication when the plan is finalized.