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 ...
USTA Men's Competitive Pathway. USTA Men's Competitive Pathway. Click here for the 2021 USTA Men's Competitive Pathway calendar, updated on Aug. 20. Check out the latest draws, schedules and other men's tournament information below:
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.
The Player Pathway is a seamless pathway for tennis champions that nurtures people, teams and leaders. Players on the pathway will start at the National Performance stage which normally covers development from 7-14 years, players are then selected to progress to the Pro Tour Stage which usually starts at age 14. The final stage is for those singles players who reach the world's top 100 and doubles players who reach the world's top 32 in the ATP/WTA rankings.
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 ...
Player Pathway Overview. There are two interdependent stages to the Player Pathway, the National Performance Stage and the Pro Tour Stage. These stages are dedicated to nurturing the most promising players to become champions at all levels of national and international tennis. Players start at the National Performance stage, which normally covers development in an age specific training environment from ages 7 to 14 years.
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.
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.