The pandemic does not have an impact on tennis players only but COVID-19 effects also tennis coaches who are unable to provide training due to restrictions and therefore have lost their income.
To support this particular group some tennis icons, like Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and others will make themselves available for an auction.
Fans will have the opportunity to bid for training sessions with celebrities. The ones with the highest bid will be able to train with the prominent coaches at ATP tournaments and Grand Slams next year. The first auction will run from June 8th to 29th.
All funds collected during the auction will be divided between the coaches who lost their income and a global fund to combat the effects of corona, as announced by the ATP.