While many sports in the world have announced their return to training under strict health protocols, the reality is that the pandemic generated by Covid-19 continues to deliver sad news for tennis players.

This time it is the cancellation of the three South American tournaments, U12, U14 and U16 and the two youth World Cups, categories 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, Czech Republic, from 3 to 8 August; and the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Junior were scheduled to be played in Orlando, United States from September 28 to 3 of October.

Source: Maria Constanza Mora Pedraza| AIPS