ITF Press Release, June 2, 2020 The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over US$300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis. The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event […]
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine, a US Open with charter flights to ferry tennis players – and their limited “teams” – from Europe (Paris, Vienna, Frankfurt), South America (Buenos Aires) and the Middle East (Dubai) to New […]
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Sunday, the day this year’s Roland Garros was originally due to begin, there were a variety of tributes offered across social media channels. For instance, Tennis.com published an enjoyable and informative feature […]
PARIS, May 23, 2020 (Roland Garros Press Release) Though the 2020 Roland-Garros tournament will not be held on the dates it was originally scheduled (18th May – 7th June) due to the current health crisis, the Parisian Grand Slam will […]
WASHINGTON, May 20 ,2020 (by Michael Dickens) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his support for a return of major pro sports – including the United States Open – in his state following its shutdown from the coronavirus outbreak on […]
STARNBERG, May 19, 2020 While the global tennis tour was halted on March 8 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and has since seen Wimbledon cancelled and the start of Roland Garros moved to September 27, the US Open still […]
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) During Friday afternoon’s Tennis Channel Live broadcast, Tennis Channel insider Jon Wertheim interviewed New York Times tennis correspondent Christopher Clarey about the disappointing but not surprising Covid-19 suspension extensions announced earlier in the day […]
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A New York Times story by Matthew Futterman, “For U.S. Open Tennis, Florida and California May Be Escape Hatches,” published in its Thursday print edition, presents a real picture of exactly what the […]
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While the 2020 Wimbledon Championships have already been cancelled this summer due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, meaning there will be no summer fortnight activity at the SW19 grass courts for the first time […]
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Don’t be surprised if Roland Garros is played behind closed doors. It could happen. The dates for this year’s event have already been moved once. They could be moved out a week later. […]
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