Efforts are underway to reschedule next month’s ‘Courts & Shorts Weekend’, now that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has pulled the plug on plans to host the two-day event planned for April 3-4 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) and the USTA are now working to reschedule the event for alternative dates in the early fall.

“While Bermuda currently has no confirmed cases of coronavirus, we understand USTA’s decision to suspend all its events scheduled through April 20,” said Victoria Isley, BTA Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

“We thank all our partners and look forward to working with them and the USTA to present a spectacular event later in the year that showcases Bermuda as a world-class tennis destination.”

A spokesperson added: “The weekend, part of the BTA’s multi-year deal with the USTA as official tourism partner of the US Open Tennis Championships, was to include ticketed exhibition matches at Coral Beach & Tennis Club featuring former world No 1s Andy Roddick and Arantxa Sánchez, and a free youth tennis clinic at WER Joell Tennis Stadium.”

For exhibition tickets previously purchased via Ptix, visit their website.

The Bermuda Breeze Championships scheduled to take place March 30–April 5, was also cancelled on Friday (March13).