ITF World Tennis Tour
The structure of professional tennis will change in 2019, when the ITF introduces the new ITF World Tennis Tour, aimed at improving the pathway linking the ITF Junior Circuit with the professional tour and ensuring that prize money levels in professional events are sufficient to enable more players to earn a living from the sport.
The changes include a raft of new measures developed by the ITF in collaboration with the ATP and WTA intended to boost the worldwide tournament structure. More National Associations will be able to stage events as a result of reduced costs of hosting tournaments; events will be shorter in length than existing Pro Circuit tournaments and have lower officiating requirements.
The new events will offer $15,000 in prize money and replace the existing $15,000 men’s and women’s tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit in 2019. These events will award ITF Entry Points instead of ATP and WTA ranking points. Tournaments over these prize money levels will offer WTA points, ATP points or a combination of ATP and ITF Entry Points.
Further information will be shared as it becomes available. For a full explanation, please watch the video below, or read the Transition Tour FAQs.
Update - 08.11.2018: ITF Launches World Tennis Tour | en Français | en español
Update - 08.11.2018: ITF World Tennis Tour Guidelines Toolkit
Update: Latest Men's Shadow Rankings (sorted by ITF) | Men's Shadow Rankings (Sorted by ATP)
Update: Latest Women's Shadow Rankings (sorted by ITF) | Latest Women's Shadow Rankings (Sorted by WTA)
Update - 08.10.2018: Women's Doubles press release | en Français | en español
Update - 24.09.2018: Click here for a presentation containing all the latest information on the Transition Tour | en español
Update 14.09.2018: Introduction to Shadow Rankings
Update: 16.08.2018: Press release concerning men's doubles.
Update: 19.07.2018: New video published explaining the men's ranking and tournament entry process. Also available en Français | en español
Update - 12.6.2018: Below is a video outlining the impact of the Transition Tour on the women's ranking and tournament entry process. Also available en Français | en español