The German events continue to grow UTR PTT presence in Europe, demonstrating rapid European adoption of the Tour
Backed by a three-year, $20M commitment from Universal Tennis to create 450 tournaments, the PTT continues its expansion. Each tournament includes a financial commitment of at least $25,000 USD and generates valuable opportunities for thousands of aspiring professional players with a UTR ranking of 200-2000.
The unique, round-robin format of PTT events provides players with more playing opportunities per event which gives much-needed match experience while allowing more players to earn a living while working towards their goal of competing in the top levels of the sport.
The first men’s and women’s PTT events in Germany will begin on July 25th in Mulheim an der Ruhr. For a full schedule of PTT events in Europe, click here.
“It is always exciting to bring the UTR Pro Tennis Tour to a new country,” said Mark Leschly, Universal Tennis Chairman and CEO. “At a time when it is getting harder for players to find meaningful playing opportunities, Universal Tennis is proud to be making significant investments to support aspiring professionals.”
“We are very excited to be part of the global expansion of the UTR Pro Tennis Tour with the first PTT Germany tournament to be held at our facility in Mulhei an der Ruhr. It is fantastic to have a place in Germany where aspiring players can gain professional international experience and, combined with attractive price money, supports them in their sporting career in the best possible way,” said Uwe Schumann, owner and managing director of the PMTR tennis academy.
About UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT)
The UTR Pro Tennis Tour officially began on January 1, 2021, with a three-year commitment of over $20M to support tennis globally with prize money, venue support, technology, logistics, and competitive play opportunities. Universal Tennis is the owner and organizing body of the UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT), with responsibility for its Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct, Tournament Format, and related streaming and commercial rights. We partner with Federations and organizers to bring PTT tournaments to life. The UTR Pro Tennis Tour was started in 2021 to create a development tour to support players. With fewer events and matches and substantially reduced prize money, aspiring professional players are increasingly struggling in pursuit of their dreams. Working with host venues and national Federations, UTR provides additive and complimentary event opportunities to help emerging players and the broader tennis ecosystem.
About Universal Tennis
The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sport with innovative events and a global digital marketplace centered around level-based play. The Universal Tennis Engagement Platform is anchored by the UTR Rating, the world’s most accurate singles and doubles tennis rating system. Universal Tennis provides the tools and solutions to make the UTR Rating relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers in their local tennis communities. Universal Tennis is creating opportunities and pathways for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun and flexible tennis experience. Go to UniversalTennis.com to sign up, activate your player profile and join the global tennis community. Watch our video and connect on social @UniversalTennis.
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