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Novak Djokovic is going for his 11th Australian Open men's singles title this week.
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Five Takeaways from Week 1 at the 2024 Australian Open

The favorites are reigning, and the sleeper picks have wreaked havoc again. Let’s recap Week 1 at the 2024 Australian Open matches with five things that stood out to UTR...

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Five Takeaways from Week 1 at the 2024 Australian Open

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The favorites are reigning, and the sleeper picks have wreaked havoc again. Let’s recap Week 1 at the 2024 Australian Open matches with five things that stood out to UTR...

Novak Djokovic stretches for a ball during an exhbition match at the 2024 Australian Open, where he could win his 11th Australian Open men's singles title
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2024 Australian Open Men’s Preview: Top Picks Include Djokovic, Sinner, Medvedev, Alcaraz

Eleven Australian Open titles for Novak Djokovic? Is that what awaits the tennis world in a mere two weeks? UTR Sports INSIGHTS has some predictions on that and who else...

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2024 Australian Open Men’s Preview: Top Picks Include Djokovic, Sinner, Medvedev, Alcaraz

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Eleven Australian Open titles for Novak Djokovic? Is that what awaits the tennis world in a mere two weeks? UTR Sports INSIGHTS has some predictions on that and who else...

Coco Gauff hits a leaping forehand in Melbourne.
Nina Pantic

2024 Australian Open Preview: Swiatek and Gauff Lead Women's Field

The 2024 Australian Open is set to take center stage starting on Sunday and the draws were revealed earlier this week. UTR Sports INSIGHTS is breaking down the favorites, dark...

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Nina Pantic

2024 Australian Open Preview: Swiatek and Gauff Lead Women's Field

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The 2024 Australian Open is set to take center stage starting on Sunday and the draws were revealed earlier this week. UTR Sports INSIGHTS is breaking down the favorites, dark...

Alex de Minaur Gears Up for Australian Open Run
Nicole Watts

Alex de Minaur Gears Up for Australian Open Run

Just two weeks into the 2024 season, it has already been an impressive year for Alex de Minaur (UTR Rating 15.62). Following three consecutive Top-10 victories in the United Cup...

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Nicole Watts

Alex de Minaur Gears Up for Australian Open Run

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Just two weeks into the 2024 season, it has already been an impressive year for Alex de Minaur (UTR Rating 15.62). Following three consecutive Top-10 victories in the United Cup...

UTR Pro Tennis Tour Stars Take Over Melbourne
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UTR Pro Tennis Tour Stars Take Over Melbourne

The Australian Open main draw is days away from starting but qualifying has already proven very interesting. A slew of UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) players have had milestone victories...

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UTR Pro Tennis Tour Stars Take Over Melbourne

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The Australian Open main draw is days away from starting but qualifying has already proven very interesting. A slew of UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) players have had milestone victories...

Aussie Dane Sweeny hits a forehand during a professional tennis match
Jonathon Braden

Match Tough Sweeny Shares How UTR Pro Tennis Tour Helped Career Climb

Before Aussie Dane Sweeny was qualifying for the 2024 Australian Open and eyeing the Top 100, he was stuck. It was June 2020. Governments across the world were restricting movement...

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Jonathon Braden

Match Tough Sweeny Shares How UTR Pro Tennis Tour Helped Career Climb

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Before Aussie Dane Sweeny was qualifying for the 2024 Australian Open and eyeing the Top 100, he was stuck. It was June 2020. Governments across the world were restricting movement...

The UVA men's tennis team pose with their NCAA trophies.
Parsa Nemati

Previewing the 2024 NCAA College Tennis Season

The men’s and women’s 2023 NCAA champions are returning in 2024 with the majority of their championship squads, setting both programs up as top favorites heading into the spring season....

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Parsa Nemati

Previewing the 2024 NCAA College Tennis Season

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The men’s and women’s 2023 NCAA champions are returning in 2024 with the majority of their championship squads, setting both programs up as top favorites heading into the spring season....

Alex De Minaur hits a forehand at the United Cup.
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Top Australians Poised for First Grand Slam of the 2024 Season

The 2024 Australian Open is just around the corner, starting one day earlier for the first time with a Sunday January 14 opening day. With wild cards, the main draw...

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Top Australians Poised for First Grand Slam of the 2024 Season

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The 2024 Australian Open is just around the corner, starting one day earlier for the first time with a Sunday January 14 opening day. With wild cards, the main draw...

Boy, with UTR Rating, wearing white Nike hat and white Nike shirt hits a backhand while playing tennis
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Move Up One UTR Rating Level: Four Ways To Do It

Everyone wants to improve, but exactly how much better does a player need to be to move up one UTR level? The answer is probably not as difficult as one...

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Move Up One UTR Rating Level: Four Ways To Do It

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Everyone wants to improve, but exactly how much better does a player need to be to move up one UTR level? The answer is probably not as difficult as one...

Frequently Asked Questions About UTR Rating
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Frequently Asked Questions About UTR Rating

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UTR Rating.

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Frequently Asked Questions About UTR Rating

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UTR Rating.

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How UTR Rating Works

Understanding the UTR Rating Algorithm

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How UTR Rating Works

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Understanding the UTR Rating Algorithm

Novak Djokovic stretches for a backhand volley.
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Australian Tennis Summer Swing Preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Gauff, Osaka Set to Compete

While most are still in the excited-for-the-holidays mood, the tennis world doesn’t that luxury. Instead, pro players are working hard on their pre-season preparations for January, when they’ll travel Down...

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Australian Tennis Summer Swing Preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Gauff, Osaka Set to Compete

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While most are still in the excited-for-the-holidays mood, the tennis world doesn’t that luxury. Instead, pro players are working hard on their pre-season preparations for January, when they’ll travel Down...

Four pickleball players tap paddles at the net.
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UTR Sports Pickleball Holiday Gift Guide: Paddles, Gear, Shoes, and More

Did you miss Black Friday and are hoping to find the perfect gift for a pickleball lover in time for the holidays? UTR Sports has compiled the Top 10 pickleball...

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UTR Sports Pickleball Holiday Gift Guide: Paddles, Gear, Shoes, and More

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Did you miss Black Friday and are hoping to find the perfect gift for a pickleball lover in time for the holidays? UTR Sports has compiled the Top 10 pickleball...

Ksenia Laskutova celebrates winning at a UTR Pro Tennis Tour tournament by UTR Sports
Jonathon Braden

'You Always Get Another Chance': Why Aspiring Pros Love UTR Pro Tennis Tour Format

Ksenia Laskutova (UTR Rating 10.77) likes the mulligan, the built-in second chances that come with the innovative format all UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) tournaments have. Every week at $25K...

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Jonathon Braden

'You Always Get Another Chance': Why Aspiring Pros Love UTR Pro Tennis Tour Format

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Ksenia Laskutova (UTR Rating 10.77) likes the mulligan, the built-in second chances that come with the innovative format all UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) tournaments have. Every week at $25K...

Tennis players line up at the net on a tennis court.
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UTR Sports Tennis Holiday Gift Guide: Racquets, Clothes, Shoes, and More

Looking for a tennis gift idea this holiday season? You've come to the right place. UTR Sports is listing the Top 10 best tennis gifts to give your friends and...

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UTR Sports Tennis Holiday Gift Guide: Racquets, Clothes, Shoes, and More

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Looking for a tennis gift idea this holiday season? You've come to the right place. UTR Sports is listing the Top 10 best tennis gifts to give your friends and...

Young players pose in UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis t-shirts.
Nallelie Vega

Coach Jason Brown Hosts UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis in Texas

What started off as a way to connect with his dad became a full-blown career. Jason Brown started playing tennis at the age of seven to play doubles with his...

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Nallelie Vega

Coach Jason Brown Hosts UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis in Texas

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What started off as a way to connect with his dad became a full-blown career. Jason Brown started playing tennis at the age of seven to play doubles with his...

Petr Michnev poses with his prize money check at the UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in the Czech Republic.
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UTR Pro Tennis Tour November Recap: UK and Dubai Host Multiple Events

November was a huge month for professional tennis. Novak Djokovic captured the ATP Finals, while his compatriot Hamad Medjedovic won the Next Gen ATP Finals. In women's action, Iga Swiatek...

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UTR Pro Tennis Tour November Recap: UK and Dubai Host Multiple Events

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November was a huge month for professional tennis. Novak Djokovic captured the ATP Finals, while his compatriot Hamad Medjedovic won the Next Gen ATP Finals. In women's action, Iga Swiatek...

Woman with a UTR Rating prepares to hit a backhand at a UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in Denver, Colorado, USA
Malhar Mali

What is UTR Rating and How Does It Work?

While tennis’ international nature has often been celebrated, the sport always lacked a unified rating system until UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) came along with the UTR Rating, powered by...

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Malhar Mali

What is UTR Rating and How Does It Work?

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While tennis’ international nature has often been celebrated, the sport always lacked a unified rating system until UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) came along with the UTR Rating, powered by...

A young woman hits a forehand with a pickleball paddle.
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What is Pickleball?

UTR Sports announced its entrance into pickleball this year, along with software solutions and a new rating (the UTR-P Rating). Pickleball, recognized as the fastest growing sport in America, is...

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What is Pickleball?

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UTR Sports announced its entrance into pickleball this year, along with software solutions and a new rating (the UTR-P Rating). Pickleball, recognized as the fastest growing sport in America, is...

Reese Brantmeier posts with her ITA Fall National Championship trophy next to her coaches.
Parsa Nemati

Brantmeier and Braswell win ITA Fall National Championships Trophies

University of Texas senior Micah Braswell (UTR Rating 13.81) extended his win streak to 11 matches after taking the men’s singles title at the ITA Fall National Championships in San...

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Parsa Nemati

Brantmeier and Braswell win ITA Fall National Championships Trophies

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University of Texas senior Micah Braswell (UTR Rating 13.81) extended his win streak to 11 matches after taking the men’s singles title at the ITA Fall National Championships in San...

Two young girls meet at the net on a tennis court.
Nallelie Vega

David Porter Runs Successful UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis League in Gainesville

David Porter picked up an old wooden racquet at a flea market, rode his bike to his local public tennis courts, and began his tennis journey at age 14. He...

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Nallelie Vega

David Porter Runs Successful UTR Sports Junior Team Tennis League in Gainesville

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David Porter picked up an old wooden racquet at a flea market, rode his bike to his local public tennis courts, and began his tennis journey at age 14. He...

Ekaterina Khayrutdinova hits a slice forehand in Boca Raton, Fla.
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UTR Pro Tennis Tour October 2023 Recap: Khayrutdinova Captures First Title; Teen Ristic Wins Fourth

The end of the year is fast approaching but the UTR Pro Tennis Tour is not slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) released the...

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UTR Pro Tennis Tour October 2023 Recap: Khayrutdinova Captures First Title; Teen Ristic Wins Fourth

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The end of the year is fast approaching but the UTR Pro Tennis Tour is not slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. UTR Sports (formerly Universal Tennis) released the...

Alex Michelsen hits a backhand at a UTR Pro Tennis Tour event in Newport Beach, California
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UTR Sports Announces 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour Calendar

UTR Sports is excited to release the first half of the 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour calendar with 90 $25K events, 15 of which offer full hospitality. Events offering aspiring...

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UTR Sports Announces 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour Calendar

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UTR Sports is excited to release the first half of the 2024 UTR Pro Tennis Tour calendar with 90 $25K events, 15 of which offer full hospitality. Events offering aspiring...

Two young boys pose on court with their tennis racquets
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Recap: Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional

Earlier this month, the Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional was completed with events hosted around the U.S. American girls and boys ages 13 and...

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Recap: Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional

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Earlier this month, the Universal Tennis: Les Petits As - USA Playoffs Lacoste - Regional was completed with events hosted around the U.S. American girls and boys ages 13 and...

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