Universal Tennis Announces UTR Pro Tennis Tour is Expanding into The Netherlands

Universal Tennis Announces UTR Pro Tennis Tour is Expanding into The Netherlands

(Palo Alto, CA) - Universal Tennis and the Sportskills Tennis Academy announce the expansion of the Europe segment of the 2021 ​UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) into the Netherlands.

The PTT continues to expand across the globe with a three-year, $20M global commitment from Universal Tennis to create 450 tournaments. Each tournament provides at least $25,000 USD of financial commitment and generates more opportunities for thousands of aspiring professional players with a UTR ranking of 200-2000.

“We are very proud to be hosting the first-ever UTR PTT $25K tournament in The Netherlands,” said Ernst ter Meulen, Founder & Owner of Sportskills Tennis Academy. “We are looking forward to welcoming all the talented players at our facilities in the future.”

The two main priorities for the PTT are providing prize money and playing opportunities for these players. The PTT has grown steadily since its official launch earlier this year and as of September 30, will have provided over $2.6M USD in prize money and over 6,500 matches in 2021 globally.

The first Dutch PTT event is scheduled to begin on Nov. 1, 2021, in Blaricum, Netherlands, and will be hosted by the Sportskills Tennis Academy located at the Blaricumse Lawn Tennis Club. 

“One of the many advantages of the PTT is the breadth of our venue partnerships. Together, we continue to bring more matches to pro players in their local regions,” said ​Mark Leschly, CEO and Chairman of Universal Tennis. “Whether it is a federation, NCAA location, club or academy, our structure allows the tour to continue to grow and we see this again in our expansion into the Netherlands.”


About UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT)

The UTR Pro Tennis Tour officially began on January 1, 2021, with a three-year commitment of over $20M to support tennis globally with prize money, venue support, technology, logistics, and competitive play opportunities. Universal Tennis is the owner and organizing body of the UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT), with responsibility for its Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct, Tournament Format and related streaming and commercial rights. The UTR Pro Tennis Tour was started to create a development tour. With fewer events and substantially reduced prize money, aspiring professional players were increasingly struggling in the pursuit of their dreams. Working with host venues and national Federations, Universal Tennis provides additive and complementary opportunities to help emerging players and the broader tennis community.

About Universal Tennis

The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sport with innovative events and a global digital marketplace centered around level-based play. The Universal Tennis Engagement Platform is anchored by the UTR Rating, the world’s most accurate singles and doubles tennis rating system. Universal Tennis provides the tools and solutions to make the UTR Rating relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers in their local tennis communities. Universal Tennis is creating opportunities and pathways for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun and flexible tennis experience. Go to UniversalTennis.com to sign up, activate your player profile and join the global tennis community. Watch our video and connect on social @UniversalTennis to learn more.

Media Contacts: 

Ben Makarenko: bmakarenko@universaltennis.com

Nina Pantic: npantic@universaltennis.com

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