The first official tournament in the tennis round will have an audience

The Palermo tournament, a WTA International on clay, will be the first official tournament to be played on the world tour lap tennis courts after confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the doors of the Country Time Club in the capital of Sicily will be open to the public between August 1, when the preliminary phase begins, until 9, the day the final will be played. The main draw, of 32 players, will start the 3 (the doubles will have 16 pairs). The organization may sell 60% of the capacity of the four tracks.

“The circular issued by the Department of Regional Civil Protection -explained the director of the tournament, Oliviero Palma, on the official website- clarifies that in international, national and regional, amateur and competitive events, the presence of the public is allowed in sports clubs, without prejudice to the prohibition to meet and the rules of social distancing. We believe that around 500 spectators may be present in the stands, divided between the two there are. “

To attend the event, a series of security measures must be passed. “At the entrance they must undergo the thermal scanner, be in possession of the ticket or registered subscription and must be placed in the chair assigned to them (to allow tracking). The organization will reprogram the assigned seats on the season tickets, already sold, as well as the position of the stages will be remodeled in accordance with the rules on social distancing, “added the leader.