A Message for ECTA Members and Players

Dear ECTA members and players,

We hope you and your family members are doing well and taking care of yourselves during this challenging time.

Spring may have sprung, but for most tennis enthusiasts, playing is not possible during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This time of year, the ECTA would normally be hosting our annual Spring Doubles Round Robin. But due to stay-at-home orders and recommended social distancing measures, we are unable to hold this popular event.

It also looks like we will be unable to hold our biggest event of the year, the Fourth of July Tournament, since self-arranged early rounds of play for that competition need to start in May in order for the finals to take place on July 4.

We still hope to host our annual Fall Tournament this September.

If you did not see the USTA’s “Statement on the Safety of Playing Tennis During the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic,” you can read it here.

And if you haven’t heard about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “We Are Not Playing” ad campaign to stop the coronavirus spread, check it out.

Thank you for your membership and participation in the ECTA. We hope to see you on the courts again very soon.

Debbie Cassell
ECTA President