Rationale/Objectives: The rationale for the new professional structure of the ATP, WTA and ITF is to create an improved professional player pathway that can be navigated by players who are able to compete, win and earn a living in professional tennis. Professional player jobs, income and the quality of the professional tennis product will be improved by the changes at the entry-level into professional tennis by: (i) reducing the number of ATP and WTA ranked players from 2500+ to 500 – 750 ...
For some collegiate tennis players, the dream extends beyond the NCAA Championships. With the resources available at today’s top programs, the college game has cemented its reputation as a pathway to the professional level—as illustrated by the college-to-pro “dream team” unveiled at the end of this piece.
Competition Pathway. There are many competitive opportunities for players to test themselves against the best, not only in Australia but worldwide, as they transition to the professional tour. Here you will find information on the leagues and tournaments available in Australia.
A nationwide series run in Summer, Fall and Winter seasons, featuring open events. The ITA Circuits by Universal Tennis provide junior and collegiate players the opportunity to compete locally and count globally with high-level regional play. To date, the ITA and Universal Tennis have run more than 200 events with 20K+ participants.
The ITF World Tennis Tour provides entry level professional opportunities for players desiring to compete at the highest stages of professional tennis. As players compete, they have the opportunity to earn prize money and ranking points. Players earn ITF World Tennis Ranking points and/or in some events ATP or WTA Ranking points.
Training Pathway. Here you will find information about various training programs that aspiring pros can take advantage of in their quest to make it to the professional tour. From ANZ Tennis Hot Shots for kids right through to the Davis Cup and Fed Cup squads for Australia’s elite players, there is a program for every player at each stage of development.
The USPTA recently unveiled a new certified membership category, Tennis Instructor, that will replace the non-certified Recreational Coach category on Jan. 1, 2021. Tennis Instructors will receive coverage under the USPTA’s $6 million liability insurance policy for annual dues of just $199. We would like to encourage our current Recreational ...
To become a professional tennis player, practice playing tennis as much as you can since you'll need to be a highly skilled player to make it as a pro. In addition to practicing regularly, you should consider playing on your school's tennis team or at least enrolling in a summer tennis program to gain more experience.