STARNBERG, April 9, 2020
The 2020 season of Germany’s annual national team competition has been cancelled due to the continuing spread of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. This was announced by the German Tennis Federation (DTB) on Thursday.
A total of ten teams are affected by the cancellation of the ties in the first Tennis Bundesliga. A total of 18 teams will not compete in the second Tennis Bundesliga, nine in the second Bundesliga North and nine in the second Bundesliga South. The official start of the season in Germany’s highest division would have been on July 5. For the second Tennis Bundesliga North and South, the opening match day was scheduled for July 12th.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, @DTB_Tennis cancels Germany’s national team competition league (1. and 2. Bundesliga) this season, which will also affect players from all over the world.
— Florian Heer (@Florian_Heer) April 9, 2020
“The decision to cancel all matches in the first and second Tennis Bundesliga was not an easy one for us but it took place in consultation with all clubs concerned. We eventually came to the conclusion that the health of everyone involved is top priority,” DTB President Ulrich Klaus stated in a press release.
As a consequence of the cancellation, no teams of the first and second Bundesliga will be promoted or relegated.