Universal Tennis expands UTR Pro Tennis Tour to more colleges with the addition of Texas Christian University

TCU becomes the second NCAA location to host a UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in America


September 20, 2021 (Palo Alto, CA) - Texas Christian University became the second NCAA campus to host a UTR Pro Tennis Tour event when it brought the Women’s $25K Hard 3 to the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Centre on Sept. 13-19.

Universal Tennis has completely revolutionized the sport of tennis in every way imaginable. Their impact has reached all ages, all levels, all demographics and that’s why we are so grateful to host the UTR PTT,” said TCU Women’s Head Coach Lee Taylor Walker. "We want Bayard Friedman Tennis Center to be a major piece of their goals and dreams, and so we know this is just the start for us as well. Big things ahead. Thank you Universal Tennis for being here."


In the PTT Dallas Women's $25K Hard 3 held on the TCU campus, Quinn Gleason upset seven-time PTT champion Marcela Zacarias in the final, 7-5, 6-4.


The PTT continues to deliver value to players with a UTR Ranking of 200-2000 by providing a way to boost their earnings and improve their game with an innovative format guaranteeing prize money and at least 4-5 matches. At the 2021 US Open, more than 15 UTR PTT players competed in the junior, qualifying and main draws. PTT Newport Beach Men’s $25K Hard 1 champion Jenson Brooksby enjoyed a run all the way to the fourth round, even winning a set off of Novak Djokovic. 

“With the launch of our Junior National Pathway, more colleges are learning about hosting PTT events ” said ​Mark Leschly, Universal Tennis Chairman and CEO​. “TCU has one of the strongest tennis programs in the country, so we are honored to have them on board.”


For more information on the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, calendar, prize money, event format, and to register for events, please click here.


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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. The UTR Pro Tennis Tour was started to create a development tour. With fewer events and substantially reduced prize money, aspiring professional players were increasingly struggling in the pursuit of their dreams. Working with host venues and national Federations, Universal Tennis provides additive and complementary opportunities to help emerging players and the broader tennis community.


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 to learn more.


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