ITF Transition Tour 2019

What is the Transition Tour?

Learn about the basic premise behind implementing the proposed change and the implications it has for players looking  to go professional.

The video will go over the information on the planned reforms to the ITF Pro Circuit in 2019 and the introduction of the ITF Transition Tour.

TRANSITION TOUR INFORMATION

ITF Entry Points

Transition Tour tournaments will offer ITF Entry Points instead of ATP/WTA ranking points, with the two systems linked to ensure that the more successful players are able to use their ITF Entry Points to gain acceptance into ITF Pro Circuit tournaments.

ATP/WTA

Women (WTA) will earn ITF Entry Points at transition tour tournaments only. Men (ATP) will earn ITF Entry Points at transition tour tournaments, Pro Circuit $25,000 tournaments and in ATP Challenger qualifying.

Eligibility

Players aged 14, or above, can play on the transition tour. It is expected that there will be play-down rules to prevent higher-ranked players from playing in transition tour tournaments. Up to 5 main draw places in transition tour tournaments will be reserved for Top 100 Juniors.

Rankings

It will be common for players ranked outside the Top 250 to have an ATP/WTA ranking as well as an ITF Entry Point standing. Those aged 18 or younger may also have an ITF Junior ranking. Some players will also have a National Ranking.

Wildcards

Under the new system, players can still receive wild cards into transition tour, ITF Pro Circuit tournaments or above. Any limits on the number of wild cards available to players within a 12 month period will be announced in due course.

...as a Junior

Juniors can use any of up to three rankings to gain acceptance into a transition tour tournament. If a player is not accepted through their ATP/WTA ranking or ITF Entry Points, they are still eligible for one of the 5 reserved places for Top 100 Juniors.

Draw Size and Transition Tour Structure

The structure of a transition tour tournament (32 Main Draw, 24 Qualifying Draw) showing Direct Acceptances in yellow and the reserved places for junior players in red.

Order of priority for Direct Acceptances:

  • ATP/WTA ranking
  • ITF World Ranking
  • Top 500 National Ranking
  • Un-ranked

Credit: Image via itftennis website. Read about the tour here.

What's Next?

Further your Junior career, start playing tournaments that matter. So you can be ready for the Transition Tour.

ITL regularly conducts "Road to ITF" tournaments using the same rules as ITF tournaments. We also award winners flight fare and entry fee to any ITF tournament in India, on meeting min. draw size.

If you want to get serious about your tennis career these are the type of events you need to play in order to get your game to a level where you can compete with the Top 100 Juniors in the world, and be one of them.

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ITF Wildcards

ITL is also building a network with international tournament organizers to provide Wild Cards for ITF Junior tournaments around the world. We have successfully received Wild Cards for a few players this year, and can't wait to work on your behalf to get you one as well.

ITF Wild Cards

College Tennis

For Juniors who have the passion to continue studies, but can't put their racket down, we understand. Which is why we have started the process of building up relationships with Universities and Colleges in the USA which offer Sport Scholarships for talented tennis players.

The first thing coaches and colleges consider for a scholarship is a UTR ranking. Build your ranking today, by playing our UTR powered events.

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