COVID-19 postpones U-14, U-16 World Tennis championships

The adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on all spheres of life continues to be felt globally.

This pandemic has led to the cancellation of many sports events in the world including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Affected now are three U-12, U-14 and U-16 tournaments in South America U12 and the two youth World Cups (U14 and U16), which are organised within the calendar of the South American Tennis Confederation (COSAT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

The decision that was taken unanimously during the Virtual Assembly was published by COSAT on its social networks, where it also explains that the reason is due to, “the health situation in our region as well as the economic challenges generated by the COVID-19 pandemic to our national federations and associations”.

The South American tournaments, in which the 10 countries of the region participate, were planned in Peru for the U12 category from June 22, in Brazil for the U14 from April 27 and in Paraguay for the U16 in the first week of August.

On the other hand, the U14 World Cup was to be held in Prostejov city, Czech Republic, from 3 to 8 August 2020.

And, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Junior tournaments were scheduled to be played in Orlando, United States from September 28 to 3 of October 2020.

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