Imaginative and prescient View Productions and Tennis South Africa have on Tuesday launched that the 2020 mannequin of the SA Spring Open has been cancelled on account of influence of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
The blended Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) $15 000 Transition Tour and Wheelchair Tennis Grade II occasion was initially keep in mind to be held from 27 September to four October, 2020, nonetheless will now be hosted in 2021, with dates to be launched lastly.
Following a radical analysis of problems with security, logistical challenges, monetary constraints and potential restrictions on worldwide journey posed by the pandemic, it was deemed not attainable to stage the match this 12 months.
Commenting from Johannesburg, Mafadi Mpuru, Managing Director of Imaginative and prescient View Productions acknowledged: “The Covid-19 pandemic has posed precise challenges to all of humanity, together with the world of sport. Whereas nonetheless intently monitoring the developments on this regard, we look ahead to a Covid-free 2021 when an thrilling Spring Open can happen and positively not using a priority regarding the security of avid avid gamers and the followers.”
“We’re deeply upset at not with the ability to host the second mannequin of the SA Spring Open this 12 months nonetheless this unprecedented dedication was on account of worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that this has prompted to creating optimistic that the occasion may presumably be staged effectively,” acknowledged Tennis South Africa CEO Richard Glover.
– Tennis SA