Tennis Players head to Australia for a share of the prizemoney pool of $410,000 and 5733 world ranking points (singles). (September to November)
Covering over 36 weeks annually, the Pro Tour, Australian Money Tournaments and the Asia-Pacific Tennis League offer week in – week out competitive opportunities to earn world ranking points and prizemoney in regional and metropolitan areas across seven States and Territories of Australia.
The Australian Tour provides international and national professional and aspiring pro players a broad menu of competitive options:
- Event categories: ITF $15k / ITF15k+H / ITF $50k (Women) / ATP$50k (Men) / money tournaments / league competition
- Surfaces: all grand slam surfaces; hardcourt; plexicushion; natural grass and clay
- Venues: Regional and metropolitan events at well established and experienced venues meeting international standards
- Circuits: Each group of events is within the same region of Australia with money tournaments placed in the same region leading into and throughout the Pro Tour events.
The Tour is a players’ best introduction to the world of professional tennis. It is the vital link between the junior ranks and the top-level WTA and ATP Tours. The Australian Pro Tour provides a great framework for international players to spend a year in Australia competing, not to mention the very close proximity to the Pro events in Asia.
The regional events are staged in some eminent areas in Australia providing players an opportunity to take some time in between event circuits to either travel and see some iconic parts of Australia or take a training block before moving to the next swing of events.