Tennis ball (Photograph by IvÃ¡n TerrÃ³n/Europa Press by way of Getty Photos)
The ATP introduced on Monday that it’s going to give followers the possibility to bid for teaching periods with a few of tennis’ greatest coaches, as a way to increase funds for trainers who’ve been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press release, the ATP mentioned that the personal periods will probably be held with the likes of Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Lendl, and will probably be awarded to followers by way of auctions and prize attracts.
“Funds raised will probably be allotted by the ATP Coaches Committee to help the members of the ATP Coach Programme, whose potential to work has been impacted by the continuing pandemic,” the assertion mentioned.
“As well as, part of proceeds will probably be donated to a worldwide Covid-19 aid fund.”
Followers will take part within the periods at 2021 ATP occasions and Grand Slams, the assertion added, with spots being received between June Eight-29.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the power of many individuals to work and coaches are not any exception,” mentioned ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.
“The very fact this initiative additionally helps fellow members of the tennis household throughout this unsure time exhibits the unity and modern spirit of tennis.”
The ATP and WTA schedules have been on ice since March with motion not set to renew till the top of July on the earliest.
Wimbledon was cancelled for the primary time since World Warfare II, whereas the French Open has been shifted from Could-June to September-October and there are considerations a few potential August slot for the US Open.
In Could tennis’ high governing our bodies introduced that that they had raised $6 million for a aid fund for gamers hardest hit by the pandemic.