USTA SOCAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 AND SUSPENSION OF PLAY
On July 1, USTA Southern California lifted the broad suspension of play related to the ongoing pandemic. However, the Section will remain cautious and sanction a very limited number of tennis activities, beginning with adult FLEX tournaments. USTA Southern California will continue to monitor this ongoing situation as it develops, and update this page as more information becomes available. Any further updates will also be conveyed through digital channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Tennis is recommended as the safest recreational sport to play during the pandemic. Still, please note that health officials in each of SoCal’s various regions and counties will determine the scope of restrictions on activities, including tennis. This means that doubles play, group gatherings, and other activities may be subject to unique limitations within different regions. USTA Southern California will continue to advocate for responsible recreational and competitive tennis play that is consistent with USTA and municipal guidelines and does not require large gatherings of people to congregate at and around tennis facilities. Remember to follow local guidelines and adhere to health recommendations in your area. Learn More about playing Tennis safely.
The Section continues to seek opportunities to sanction tournaments within the restrictions of local and state guidelines. The calendar of rescheduled and forthcoming 2020 tournaments can be found on our Adult and Junior Tournament Calendar pages. Please understand that tournament schedules are constantly changing as local guidelines change. Some tournaments will remain cancelled for the calendar year, and we look forward to returning these events to the schedule in 2021.
Pending local guidelines, USTA Leagues in Southern California may start as early as this fall. Area League Coordinators (ALC) will have the most up to date information on program readiness in a given area. ALCs may introduce new competitive formats – like Singles Flex, Singles Tri-Level, or other options – and may be able to host our regular programming as restrictions are lifted. USTA SoCal will continue working with local leaders across the Section to determine when it is safe to fully resume regular programming. To contact your Area League Coordinator, click here.