Wimbledon: AELTC declares staging the Championship in 2021 No. 1 priority
Xtra Time Web Desk: Following the successful hosting of the French Open and the Australian Open this year behind closed doors, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has expressed its commitments towards delivering the 2021 Championships. The organizers have already started preparations for the Championships next year after the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the event in April this year. As part of the preparations the AELTC have started renewing sponsorship deals for the forthcoming edition. The AELTC said that the extensions gave confidence in the future of the event, in spite of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event organiser said it was now engaged in planning for the 2021 event and was considering ‘multiple operational scenarios’ for next year’s Championships.These scenarios fall into three broad categories: a full-capacity Championships, a reduced-capacity Championships, and a behind-closed-doors event.
Sally Bolton OBE, chief executive of the AELTC, said: “Staging the Championships in 2021 is our number one priority and we are actively engaged in scenario planning in order to deliver on that priority. We recognise how important the player communities are to the delivery of a Covid-secure Championships, and I am delighted to have Jamie Baker’s support in his expanded role as head of professional tennis and tournament director.”
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