Following the vote on the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Parliament today, the LTA are sorry to confirm that the new restrictions being introduced from tomorrow mean that tennis cannot be played in England for the duration of the national lockdown, as a result of the closure of all outdoor tennis courts as well as indoor facilities.
Over the past few days there has been tremendous support from the tennis community for the campaign to keep courts open and make the case for tennis to continue as a safe, socially distanced sport. Nevertheless, whilst the LTA are disappointed with the outcome, they respect the decision the Government has taken and now ask all those involved in tennis in England to adhere to it.
LTA CEO Scott Lloyd has this evening published an update, which you can read on the LTA website here: https://www.lta.org.uk/…/coronavirus-restrictions–an…/
The LTA focus for England now will switch to campaigning to ensure that as much grassroots tennis activity can resume as soon as possible.
The LTA will continue to keep you updated with the latest information in the coming days and weeks on their dedicated coronavirus information page at www.lta.org.uk/coronavirus.