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Tennis Pro Tours. Until the draw of Open tennis in 1968, the usual format for the handful of playing pros (outlaws beyond the boundary of traditional amateur tourneys) was a tour of one-night stands, across the United States and sometimes other countries as well. The champion of the previous tour went head-to-head against a challenger, most often the leading amateur who had turn pro.
Keeping these fundamentals in mind, we use drill work, periodization, scheduling, continual assessments and modern analysis to offer players an advantage over others and bring them to their full potential of play. At Tennis Pro Tour, we not only arm the player with the right fundamentals but we teach them how to fight with them!
Men's Circuit. There are three types of men's USTA Pro Circuit events: ITF World Tennis Tour 15s, offering $15,000 in prize money and ITF World Tennis ranking points; ITF World Tennis Tour 25s, offering $25,000 in prize money and both ITF World Tennis ranking points and ATP ranking points; and ATP Challengers, offering between $50,000-$150,000 in prize money and ATP ranking points.
The ITF Men's World Tennis Tour provides entry-level professional tennis tournaments and provides a pathway between the ITF Junior World Tennis Tour and the elite levels of men’s professional tennis. The results of ITF tournaments are incorporated into the ATP Ranking, which enables professionals to progress to the ATP Challenger Tour and ATP Tour, and ultimately the Grand Slams.
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Before the advent of the Open era of tennis competitions in April 1968, only amateurs were allowed to compete in established tournaments, including the four Majors. There was no prize money and players were compensated for travel expenses only. However many top tennis players turned professional to play legally for prize money in the years before the open era. They played in separate professional events, mostly on tours involving head-to-head competition, but also in professional tournaments as
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