But there is “the possibility” that germs could be transferred among people via sharing and touching of tennis balls, net posts, court surfaces, benches or gate handles.
So the USTA wants players “to be patient in our return to the courts.” In the meantime, the group encouraged people to create what it termed “tennis-at-home” variations.
The US Open is still scheduled to start Aug. 31 in New York.
The All England Club announced this week that it had canceled this year’s edition of Wimbledon. The French Open was postponed from May to September.