May 7, 2021 (Palo Alto, CA) - Universal Tennis (MyUTR.com), and the Tennis Federation of Serbia (teniskisavez.com) announce the expansion of the Europe segment of the 2021 UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) into Serbia.
The PTT continues to expand across the globe with a three-year, $20M global commitment from Universal Tennis to create 450 tournaments. Each tournament provides at least $25,000 USD of financial commitment and generates more opportunities for thousands of aspiring professional players with a UTR ranking of 200-2000.
The first men’s PTT event in Serbia is scheduled to begin on July 5th at Djokovic's Novak Tennis Center (novaktenniscenter.com/en/). The first women’s event will also be held at the Novak Tennis Center starting on July 12th. For more information on the PTT events in Europe, please go to https://app.myutr.com/clubs/12083.
“We are excited to see UTR Pro Tennis Tour events in Serbia,” said Mark Leschly, Universal Tennis Chairman and CEO. “Novak has been a long-time advocate, friend and supporter of Universal Tennis and bringing the first PTT events to his club and collaborating with the Serbian Tennis Federation to bring opportunities to Serbia is rewarding.”
Tennis players in Serbia will benefit from having more professional events close to home. “We are happy to be able to expand the opportunities for our players within Serbia as they look to reach the highest levels of the sport. The UTR Pro Tennis Tour has established a path for players to gain valuable experience and financial support towards achieving their dreams,” commented Dusan Orladic, Secretary of the Serbian Tennis Federation.
For more information on the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, calendar, prize money, event format, and to register for events, please visit https://www.myutr.com/ptt.
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 centred 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 MyUTR.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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