It's now easier than ever to find high level, competitive tennis events with the all-new UTR Open Series, a one-stop shop for prize money and wildcard events.
The UTR Open Series aggregates prize money and wildcard events that are run on the UTR platform to make it easier for competitive players to find and register for high level prize money events. All UTR Open Series events have over $1K in prize money or an ATP/WTA Wild Card attached. It doesn’t matter if you’re a junior, a college player or a current pro - anyone can enter to play in a high level event with a significant reward!
From now through the end of the year, there are over 100 events that are part of the UTR Open Series, with more added daily. Events include a pre-qualifying wild card event for the ATP Hall of Fame Open in Newport, RI, and multiple events in the $15K- $35K range, like CVITT Pro Invitational, Tennessee Valley Open Championship, the $30,000 New Orleans Tennis Fest Open, and the McDonald’s Clay Court Championships. The biggest purse? The $50K winner take all Centercourt Shootout in Chatham, NJ.
The UTR Open Series is part of a larger initiative designed to enable more opportunities for competitive players to showcase their game, and earn prize money or wildcard spots to top ATP & WTA events. We want to help facilitate opportunities for players regardless of their tennis silo, while making it more economically viable and fun for the organizers. Fees are waived for the organizers - there is no red tape and no sponsor restrictions. Players get more competitive opportunities and a larger percentage of monies raised are able to go to the players rather than to overhead costs. All results count for UTR which will be used for selection and seedings. Welcome to the democratization and microfinancing of tennis.
Playing across age and tennis segments is shown to be beneficial for players in their development and overall enjoyment of the game. In the 2018 California Championships, existing barriers in tennis were removed, and we saw juniors like 14 year old Kyle Kang (UTR 11.97) who took on (and beat!) a number of collegiate players, and Thomas Laurent (UTR 14.36), a University of Oregon senior, who held his own against the pros to reach the finals against Sam Querrey (UTR 15.25).
UTR is waiving all fees for organizers using our tournament management platform for events with $1K or more in prize money because we want to facilitate more money and opportunities for players in the tennis ecosystem and break down barriers to include all results from all pathways into a single rating.
Visit MyUTR.com/OpenSeries for the full list of events and register today.