ITF Introduce Additional Ranked Tournaments for the Wheelchair Tennis Tour

By Community | September 17, 2012

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Tennis Committee has increased the amount of tournaments, asthma where both women and quad players receive ranking points.

On the women’s side, hospital the ITF have introduced one more ranking tournament on the Wheelchair Tennis Tour, order from seven to eight.

Similarly, for quad players, their circuit will now consist of seven ranking tournaments.

The men’s circuit will continue with nine ranking tournaments.

The structure of the ITF was proven influential in sustaining and boosting the popularity of wheelchair tennis, making it one of the most efficiently organised Paralympic sports.

In total, there are 170 tournaments in the calendar in over 40 countries, with a prize money pot of more than $1 million (£616,000/€761,000) in a year.

Every single one of the four Grand Slam events on the able bodied tour – the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open – include wheelchair tennis, bringing greater awareness to the sport and its competitors.

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