Montreal, March 12, 2020 — Tennis Canada announced on Thursday the suspension of its National tournaments due to escalating health and safety issues as a result of the global outbreak of COVID-19. The suspension means that all Tennis Canada events scheduled up until the week of April 6 will not take place.
List of tournaments being cancelled:
- Canadian University Winter Tennis Championships – March 13-15 at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, ON
- U16 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals – March 18-25 at the Club de tennis Iles des Soeurs in Montreal, QC
- U12 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals – March 20-26 at the Tennis Academy in Calgary, AB
- U18 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals – March 27-April 3 at Mayfair East in Markham, ON
- U14 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals – March 28-April 3 at the UBC Tennis Centre in Vancouver, BC
- Men’s and Women’s Western Canadian Senior Indoor Championships – March 18-22 at Hollyburn Country Club in Vancouver, North Shore Winter Club and West Vancouver Tennis Club, BC\
- Men’s Eastern Canadian Senior Indoor National Championships (age 60-85) – March 18-22 at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club in Toronto, ON
“This is a very tough time not only for tennis, but for society in general. We know this suspension represents a great loss for our tournaments and our players, but the safety and welfare of players, their entourage, spectators and our tournament event staff are Tennis Canada’s top priority and should be everyone’s priority at this point in time. This was not an easy decision to make, but we believe it is the right one,” stated Michael Downey, President and CEO of Tennis Canada. ”We are in daily contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the different tennis organizations within which we operate on this matter and we look forward to our national events resuming once the situation has improved.”
Tennis Canada is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and remains in daily contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the different tennis organizations. Tennis Saskatchewan will continue to communicate any changes.