Wimbledon plans to push through despite COVID-19 crisis

The Wimbledon court (wtatennis.com)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Considered to be the most prestigious grand-slam tournament in the world of tennis, Wimbledon is hoping to push through with their planned schedule from June 29 to July 12 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Right after French Open’s announcement that they will move their schedule from May 24 to September, the Wimbledon management is hoping that for the month of June, the pandemic will subside allowing them to push through with their original plan.

However, Richard Lewis, the chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, said that he prefers public safety first rather than pushing the tournament.

“At the heart of our decision-making is our commitment to the health and safety of our members, staff, and the public, and we are grateful to the government and public health authorities for their advice and support,” Lewis said.

Probably the most-anticipated grand-slam tourney every year, Wimbledon upholds one of the highest qualities with regards to holding a tennis tournament and is one of the most respected surfaces, the grass court.

With the ongoing crisis regarding COVID-19 and the people’s demand of a Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club wishes nothing but the safety of humanity and for the virus to tone down.

“While we continue to plan for The Championships at this time, it remains a continuously evolving situation and we will act responsibly, in the best interests of wider society,” added Lewis.