ITF World Tennis Tour men’s and women’s Q2 calendars

ITF Press Release, April 4, 2022

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has today announced ITF World Tennis Tour Calendar for the 2nd quarter of 2022, with approximately 300 tournaments scheduled for players around the world over the next three months.

The ITF World Tennis Tour offers entry-level plus mid-level for women, international tennis tournaments for professional players, creating a path between the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors and the elite levels of professional tennis. The Men’s Tour consists of two prize money levels – $ 15,000 (M15) and $ 25,000 (M25) – while the Women’s Tour consists of five – $ 15,000 (W15), $ 25,000 (W25), $ 60,000 (W60), $ 80,000 (W) and $ 10,000 (W) W100) .

increasing gaming opportunities at the W60, W80 and W100 levels is a particular area of ​​strategic focus for the ITF. The ITF has provided significant funding to meet this goal, with results including an increase in the number of W60s, 19 of which are currently scheduled for Q2. Q2 also sees eight of the ITF’s flagship W100 tournaments. This includes three W100s in four weeks in the US (Palm Harbor, Charleston and Bonita Springs), two European clay court tournaments, W100 La Bisbal (Spain) and W100 Wiesbaden (Germany), both increased prize money from 2021, before two W100s ‘is in the UK at Ilkley and Surbiton, which form part of the turf up to Wimbledon. In total, the number of W60, W80 and W100 tournaments has increased to 28, four more than 2019.

The calendars remain under constant review, and the ITF will continuously work with national associations and other tournament organizers to identify opportunities to strategically add tournaments and maximize gaming opportunities for players worldwide.

Players competing at ITF World Tennis Tour events may be just a few short years away from marking themselves at the top of the game. In 2018, Iga Swiatek, who became the first Polish player to reach No. 1 in the world rankings on Monday, won titles at both the W60 Pelham (scheduled to take place in May) and the W15 Sharm El Sheikh (April). Also in 2018, US Open champion Emma Raducanu won the second title of her professional career in Antalya, where there are eight W15 events on the calendar in April-May.

On the men’s side, the most recent champions at this level include world number 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who won two M25 tournaments in Santa Margherita di Pula in 2016 – the Sardinian city will host five M25 and five W25 events in April-May. Britain’s Cameron Norrie, who broke into the Top 10 this week, also won back-to-back M25 titles in Wichita and Tulsa in June 2016, and both events return to the calendar in June this year.

Jackie NesbittITF Senior Executive Director, Tours and Player Pathway said: “The World Tennis Tour is there to ensure that players have the opportunity, no matter where they are in the world, to get in and work their way up the professional tennis court. I’m very happy to see that we’re back to just that. same number of tournaments as we had in the 2nd quarter of 2019, before the end of the Covid pandemic, for both men and women, it is also encouraging to see the first tournaments return to East Asia and Southeast Asia, which have been strongly affected “Our focus remains on balancing the calendar by giving women more options at the W60, W80 and W100 premium levels, an area in which the ITF has already invested significantly in 2022 and will continue to focus attention and resources.”

Men’s calendar

Women’s calendar

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