USTA’s arrangements for america Open are mired in uncertainty.© AFP
America Tennis Affiliation is shedding 110 workers because it battles the monetary have an effect on of the coronavirus pandemic, a remark mentioned. The USTA mentioned it was once getting rid of the positions — more or less 20% of its staff — as a way to cut back overheads which were strained through the COVID-19 disaster. “We’ve a possibility to re-imagine the construction of the organisation to higher serve the tennis neighborhood in the US,” USTA leader government Michael Dowse mentioned in a remark.
“This new construction permits the USTA to be extra agile and less expensive.”
The fee-cutting measures may even see the USTA shutter its place of business in White Plains, New York.
The restructuring were floated as a long-term undertaking in 2018 however was once introduced ahead to counter the have an effect on of the coronavirus, which has decimated the tennis calendar.
The announcement comes with arrangements for the USTA’s flagship tournament, america Open, mired in uncertainty.
The match is because of get beneath method in overdue August in New York, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US. USTA officers are mulling a spread of choices for the match, together with in all probability transferring it to later within the yr or to every other venue.
Global primary Novak Djokovic is amongst the ones avid gamers who’ve puzzled whether or not america Open can happen even with strict hygiene protocols he has described as “excessive.”
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