USTA’s preparations for the US Open are mired in uncertainty.© AFP
America Tennis Affiliation is shedding 110 staff because it battles the monetary affect of the coronavirus pandemic, an announcement stated. The USTA stated it was eliminating the positions — roughly 20% of its workforce — with a view to scale back overheads which have been strained by the COVID-19 disaster. “We’ve a possibility to re-imagine the construction of the organisation to higher serve the tennis group in america,” USTA chief govt Michael Dowse stated in an announcement.
“This new construction permits the USTA to be extra agile and less expensive.”
The associated fee-cutting measures will even see the USTA shutter its workplace in White Plains, New York.
The restructuring had been floated as a long-term mission in 2018 however was introduced ahead to counter the affect of the coronavirus, which has decimated the tennis calendar.
The announcement comes with preparations for the USTA’s flagship occasion, the US Open, mired in uncertainty.
The event is because of get below approach in late August in New York, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in america. USTA officers are mulling a variety of choices for the event, together with presumably shifting it to later within the 12 months or to a different venue.
World primary Novak Djokovic is amongst these gamers who’ve questioned whether or not the US Open can happen even with strict hygiene protocols he has described as “excessive.”
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