Spanish tennis begins its “new normal” with the MAPFRE League, with the first tournament set for July 10, 11 and 12 in the Vall d’Hebron Municipal Tennis Center, in the midst of important safety and hygiene measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Act. 07/08/2020 at 16:33 CEST
This initial section was to be held at CT Lleida. However, the outbreak of coronavirus in the Segriá region has forced it to move its headquarters to Barcelona, where it was presented on Tuesday.
“Four days ago, we were without a venue for this first test, and I thank you for the agility to enable this new venue from one day to the next. In hours you agreed with all the Catalan institutions and today we are presenting the tournament in these emblematic facilities “, Told him Miguel Diaz, President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), to Jordi Tamayo, its counterpart in the Catalan federation.
Thus, tickets can only be purchased online with a price between 10 and 50 euros for the three-day subscription, “to guarantee traceability” of the attendees, who must provide their personal and contact details in order to purchase them.
Already at the entrance of the facilities, their temperature will be taken and the use of a mask will be mandatory. In the stands, there will be a separation seat between one spectator and another, with a limited capacity of one third. Therefore, the central court, with capacity for 3,000 spectators, will have a maximum of 1,000 fans.
LUXURY POSTER IN THE MAPFRE LEAGUE
The tournament will have the participation of Pablo Carreño, Albert Ramos, Pablo Andújar, Roberto Carballés, Alexander Davidovich, Jaume Munar and Pedro Martinez.
The eight tennis players will be divided into two teams of four players who will play both singles and doubles matches in a format similar to the Davis Cup.
“We are going to have a luxury poster. Players who are regularly playing the Grand Slams will be here, at the Olympic facilities, competing since Friday in a new team format. In addition, we will also have the six best Spanish tennis players in wheelchairs, “said Díaz, who noted that all matches will be televised live on Teledeporte.