The LTA said four British Tour events would be held between July 3-26, subject to confirmation of government requirements.
“Since the coronavirus crisis, we have been working incredibly hard to support all our players, venues, coaches and officials through this very challenging time,” said LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd in a Statement to the press.
“I’m delighted to announce today the next stage of elite tennis’s return to competing safely behind closed doors as part of a five-phase plan coordinated by UK Sport with Government.” Lloyd further added.
The British tour events would be held behind closed doors, at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. The highest ranked players in the world would be granted entry to the event, with each of event hosting 32 singles players (16 men and 16 women).
Due to the pandemic, no professional tournament has been played since the start of March. The French Open, was moved to later in the year, while Wimbledon has been cancelled.
By Muyiwa aguda