The Levine Gouldin & Thompson Binghamton Tennis Challenger is cancelled again this year due to the pandemic.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

The May 7 announcement said the required COVID-19 protocols for players, umpires, staff and volunteers are just too great to be able to hold the tournament in Binghamton this summer.

Tournament Director Laurie Bowen and LG&T representative Howard Rittberg say an agreement has been made with the U.S. Tennis Association to host the tournament in Binghamton in 2022.

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Organizers say with the current restrictions on attendance, ticket sales and sponsorships would not be able to support the tournament.

The courts at Recreation Park in Binghamton where the LG&T Binghamton Challenger normally take place are currently undergoing major renovations, which tournament organizers note, also benefit “thousands of community and youth players who play there every year.”

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