Tennis Association ATP will assist the male players who have to deal with psychological problems during the corona crisis. Due to the outbreak of the virus, the tennis circuit has been shut down until the end of July and there are even fears that tennis will not be played all year round. Especially for low-ranking tennis players, the lockdown can cause a lot of uncertainty and fear, according to the ATP.
“Being spiritually strong is just as important in tennis as physical strength, and taking care of the mental health of our players and staff is a top priority for us,” said ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.
“Everyone has adapted to quarantine and had less physical activity during the pandemic, but this could have a particularly detrimental effect on professional athletes who are used to a certain training structure and play daily.”
Mental help is provided by Sporting Chance, which was founded by former football player Tony Adams. The employees of the advocate in men’s tennis may also use the help offered.
The ATP has also entered into a partnership with Headspace, specialized in mindfulness and meditation.