PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

COMPETITIVE PATHWAY

    Please feel free to reach out to us via email at CompetitivePathway@usta.com with any questions regarding the changes in the competitive structure starting in 2019.

2019 Competitive Pathway Summary

The rationale for the new professional structure for the ITF, ATP and WTA is to create an improved professional pathway that can be navigated by players who are able to compete, win and earn a living in professional tennis.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This comprehensive document aims to answer questions related to the upcoming competitive structure changes. Email us at CompetitivePathway@usta.com with any further questions.

Competitive Pathway Overview Webinar

View this webinar recording with Player Development General Manager, Martin Blackman and Senior Director of Competitive Pathway department, Megan Rose to learn about the changes coming to the professional tournament structure in 2019.

Webinar Presentation PDF

Review Competitive Pathway overview webinar presentation in PDF form.

ITF World Tennis Tour Overview - ITF

Read to find out more information on the World Tennis Tour: why change is necessary, branding, tour structure, ranking point conversion, singles acceptance, doubles acceptance and tournament organization.

ITF Resources on World Tennis Tour

 Visit the ITF website to learn more about the ITF World Tennis Tour.

FAQ: WTA Age Eligibilty Rule and Intro to the ITF Transition Tour

Starting the week of December 31, 2018, the ITF will fully repostion $15K tournaments to award ITF world ranking points rather than WTA ranking points.

2019 USTA Competitive Pathway Merit-Based Wild Cards

In preparation for the 2019 Competitive Pathway Restructure (ATP / WTA / ITF), which goes into effect on December 31, 2018, the USTA has undertaken an integrated and deliberate process to develop a formal system of wild card linkages in order to create developmental and progression opportunities for our best American* players.

Shadow Rankings

Check here for most up to date Shadow Rankings published by the ITF, WTA and ATP:

 

 
 
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