European Tennis Trophy
Inaugurated in 1991, the EUROPEAN TENNIS TROPHY is an award given each year to the best performing member nations of Tennis Europe in a variety of categories. Points are collected according to performance in the various fields of European tennis during the season, similar to the way in which players on tour collect ranking points as they compete during the year.
The country with the best overall performance in the measured categories (which are weighted according to relative importance) at the end of the season is the EUROPEAN TENNIS TROPHY winner. A full list of previous winners can be found here.
There are four additional trophies presented; those for best performance in the fields of Professional, Junior, Seniors and Wheelchair Tennis.
Tennis Europe announced in January 2013 that Czech Republic won the 2012 award for Overall Performance, as well as that for Professional Tennis. Russia (Junior Tennis), Germany (Seniors Tennis) and the Netherlands (Wheelchair Tennis) won the remaining contributing categories. Click here for a full report on the 2012 awards.
The following annual events and rankings currently count towards the EUROPEAN TENNIS TROPHY standings:
Top 150 ATP / WTA Singles Rankings
Top 50 ATP / WTA Doubles Rankings
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Fed Cup by BNP Paribas
Olympic Games (Olympic years only)
Top 30 Tennis Europe Junior Tour Rankings
Tennis Europe Winter Cups by HEAD
European Summer Cups
Tennis Europe Nations Challenge by HEAD
European Junior Championships
Tennis Europe Junior Masters
Top 50 ITF 18 & Under Rankings
Top 10 ITF Senior Rankings (all age categories)
European Seniors Club Championships
European Seniors Championships
European Seniors Open
Top 50 Singles Rankings (Top 20 Quads)
Top 10 Doubles Rankings (Top 10 Quads)
World Team Cup
Junior World Team Cup
Paralympic Games (Paralympic years only)