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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear STMS members:
Sports both recreationally and professionally are starting to resume slowly and with caution. Planning for resumption of the WTA and ATP Tour, as well as, ITF Tournaments are underway. Several professional exhibition tournaments have been conducted. A women’s exhibition tournament was successfully hosted in Charleston, South Carolina. Kudos to the tournament director, Bob Moran as he worked extremely hard with tournament staff and local medical
professionals to keep the players and staff as safe as possible by following strict COVID-19 prevention guidelines. This tournament has set the standard for future professional tournaments as competition resumes. World Team Tennis in the United States has also had a successful restart. We all look forward to witnessing incredible tournament play from amazing professional tennis athletes again in 2020. However, we are living in a different world and players and those running tournaments must make sure they attempt to minimize the risk to all involved of COVID-19. Recreational tennis is felt to be a low risk sport, but those playing must still be careful and follow guidelines such as those recommended by the USTA. Many recreational players are back to play which will hopefully improve their health and overall wellbeing.
 
With respect to future STMS meetings, we may need to look to having virtual educational meetings over the next year or two, depending on the progression of COVID-19 and a potential vaccine for this illness. I hope all of you are
healthy and staying safe.

Respectfully,
Walter Taylor, MD.


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