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US Open To Offer ‘Quiet Rooms’ and More Mental Health Resources



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US Open To Offer ‘Quiet Rooms’ and More Mental Health Resources

The US Open is coming through! The United States Tennis Association is working towards supporting the Mental Health of its athletes by introducing new initiatives for those competing in next week’s US Open and future games!

There will be licensed mental health providers and quiet rooms for athletes who need it.

The USTA released the news in a statement that, “The USTA and US Open are always looking for ways to work collaboratively with the other Grand Slam events, ATP, WTA and ITF to provide the greatest level of support for our competitors,” said Mike Dowse, CEO and Executive Director, USTA.


“We recognize that ensuring the mental health of the players is an area that needed to be addressed, and we are taking formative steps to give athletes the necessary resources to compete at the highest level.”

As we reported Naomi Osaka recently dropped out of a few tournaments to focus on her mental health.

“The issue of mental health awareness has been brought to the forefront over the course of the global pandemic, as many individuals, players included, have struggled with the stresses and emotions that have come as a result of COVID-19,” said Allaster.

“Together with the multi-dimensional pressures within professional sport, this new reality highlighted the need to provide additional resources to support all aspects of athletes’ health, including their mental health and wellbeing.

We look forward to seeing how the initiatives implemented at this year’s tournament, and in the coming months, make an impact on player wellbeing, and will continue to look for ways to improve and adapt as we move forward.”

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