The global pandemic Covid-19 has stirred up the sporting world.
With tournaments such as Euro 2020, Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the suspension of worldwide football leagues, the Wimbledon Tennis tournament, due to take place in June, has also been cancelled.
However, it’s not only major sporting events that are affected, tennis clubs are facing an uphill battle to maintain current memberships and interest from future applicants.
A spokesperson from Sheen Lawn Tennis club, located in East Sheen, stated that they have had to ‘close the club and lock the gate indefinitely’.
The tennis club, which currently has around approximately 400 tennis members, will be offering a free extension for the period of time they have to remain closed.
Also, the club normally sees an increase in memberships prior to the start of the Wimbledon tournament, however, this year the club will suffer losses due to having to remain closed.
Government guidelines state that mass gatherings are banned and people should remain at home until further notice to prevent Covid-19 from spreading among the population.