The International Governing body of World Tennis, on Tuesday, announced that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) is planning to create A ‘Player Relief Programme’ in order to provide much-needed assistance to the players who are impacted from The Novel Coronavirus crisis.
The international governing body of tennis includes ITF, Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP), Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Tennis Australia, the Federation Franchise de Tennis, All England club and United States Tennis Association.
“With so much uncertainty around when it will be safe to restart the professional tennis tours, the international governing bodies of world tennis can confirm they are in discussions to create a Player Relief Programme to provide much-needed assistance to the players who are particularly affected during this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis,” ITF said in a statement.
Tennis governing bodies also said that the discussion has been processing well and details are being finalised in the coming future. Already agreed is that the ATP and the WTA will administer the Player Relief Programme and all the seven stakeholders will make a significant contribution.
The health and safety of everyone involved is their absolute priority the statement further added. The tennis community has been unwavering in playing its part in limiting the spread of the deadly virus.