Latest T&RA statement (29th July)
It is regret the T&RA announce that the Brown Advisory British Open Doubles 2020 has been cancelled. This means that the Doubles Qualifying Period is now complete for the period 2018/19 and 2019/20 and the current positions are deemed to be final. The ongoing safety of all competitors and their families meant holding the tournament was considered too much of a risk.
The Noel Bruce Cup has also been cancelled, a great disappointment to many school leavers.
Latest T&RA advice (updated 9 July)
Indoor Gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities may reopen in England from July 25, the Culture Secretary has announced.
Weâ€™ve just heard the announcement we have been waiting for â€“ sporting facilities have the green light to open from 25th July. This is great news and many enthusiasts will be excited to hear this update. There is still work to do and each court will need to conduct its own risk assessment and certify itself Covid-safe before it can open.
Please be prepared to accept new restrictions as your schools and clubs work out a safe way forward. They will be working to new guidelines for your own safety and you will have a part to play too. Personal hygiene remains critical to keep the virus in check, as well as NOT playing if you are feeling unwell or have been asked to isolate for whatever reason. There will also be downtime between bookings so as to assist the ventilation of courts, please do not encroach into this time, it is there for your safety. You will also not be permitted to wait or remain in the vicinity of the court, certainly until further relaxations are announced. You all have your own part to play.
The advice in the early days will be to restrict to singles, unless family groups are involved. This will be under continuous review and will ultimately form part of your club's risk assessment.
The next step will be to work out how to play competition Rackets and how we take forward next season's calendar. The provision dates are already on the website but may be subject to change. The T&RA Covid-Restart Group will now refocus on this next important task.