(Reuters) – Global TeamTennis, an cutting edge mixed-gender skilled tennis league, will get started from July five on the Greenbrier, West Virginia, and as much as 500 lovers might be allowed to wait suits all the way through its three-week season, event organisers mentioned on Tuesday.
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WTT mentioned it might adhere to all well being and protection protocols required via government to make sure the well-being of its gamers, coaches and crucial group of workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens are set to participate within the match, which can encompass a 63-match common season adopted via the playoffs.
WTT plans to degree no less than 3 suits according to day on the Greenbrier’s 2,500-seat outside stadium, whilst an indoor court docket might be put in for back-up.
“The overpowering comments from our gamers is they need to play WTT and are at ease in doing so in a secure setting, which is our primary precedence,” WTT CEO Carlos Silva mentioned.
The WTT additionally mentioned it’s expanding prize cash to a file $five million, with an added $1 million awarded in WTT Playoffs reimbursement.
All suits might be televised or streamed continue to exist CBS, CBS Sports activities Community, Tennis Channel and ESPN+, event organisers mentioned.
Tennis’s most sensible skilled excursions, the lads’s ATP and girls’s WTA, had been close down since March eight because of the unconventional coronavirus outbreak.
Tournaments in the US and Germany have since taken position with strict social distancing measures and no lovers in attendance.
New Zealand will degree a team-based tennis event for local-based males’s gamers from June three whilst global primary Novak Djokovic has organised a event around the Balkans from June 13-July five.
Reporting via Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Enhancing via Ken Ferris