Tennis Coming Back Slowly With Exhibition Matches
By: Christopher Clarey
Read at New York Times
There are a number of exciting tennis matches that will be played - and streamed - in the coming weeks. Our partner UTR is behind many of them.
The matches, to be played on a private hardcourt and broadcast on Tennis Channel, will be singles only, with no live spectators and just one match official to respect social-distancing requirements.
“We’re trying to bring pro tennis back on linear TV, and we’re doing it in a way that is super safe,” said Mark Leschly, the chairman and chief executive of Universal Tennis, the tennis rating and organizational platform that is backing the event with Tennis Channel.