Coronavirus Outbreak: International Tennis Federation puts about half its staff on furlough, cutting salaries

The move includes a 30 percent pay drop in 2020 for International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty and reductions of 10 or 20 percent for others.

The Associated Press April 09, 2020 23:34:57 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: International Tennis Federation puts about half its staff on furlough, cutting salaries

The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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File image of ITF chief David Haggerty. Image credit: Twitter/@ITFMedia

The move includes a 30 percent pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of 10 or 20 percent for others.

Haggerty wrote in an email to the AP on Thursday that the ITF’s finance committee and board “looked at all areas where we felt we could make savings in the short term to be prepared for the return to tennis.”

Haggerty also said that the group’s reserve funds are available to help individual countries’ tennis federations be prepared for tournaments and grassroots efforts once it’s deemed safe to return to competition.

The ITF oversees the Fed Cup and Davis Cup, along with hundreds of lower-tier tournaments around the world.

The Fed Cup finals this month have been postponed; the Davis Cup finals are scheduled for late November. All tournaments are on hold until at least mid-July.

Haggerty wrote to the AP: “In these unprecedented times, it is hard to predict when we will return to tennis.”

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