UTR Pro Tennis Tour - Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to participate in UTR Pro Tennis Tour $25K?

MINIMUM RANKING REQUIREMENTS

Male players must have a UTR of at least 12.5 and be outside the top 200 PTT ranking. Women must have a minimum UTR of 9.7 and be outside the top 200 PTT ranking.

Players ranked 1-200 or outside the top 2000 will only be accepted with a wild card approved by UTR. All other eligible players will be placed in the alternates list and entry fees refunded.

OPEN COMPETITION

UTR Pro Tennis Tour $25K tournaments are open to all tennis players based on merit and without discrimination. Minors under the age of fourteen (14) shall not be eligible for Entry. For the purposes of these Regulations, the player’s age as of the Monday of the Tournament Week shall be used.

Important Note

If the host territory or venue has complications due to COVID-19 and/or tournament entries have fewer than 28 players of the required level by the close of the entry deadline, then the draw size may be reduced to 20 players (16 Direct Acceptance/4 WCs) or canceled entirely.

What is the UTR Pro Tennis Tour $25K event format?

The main draw (singles only) will consist of 8 groups of 4 players each. The round-robin group stages will run from Sunday to Wednesday. All matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring.

The Playoff Rounds will be single elimination and consist of three draws of 8 players depending on the player's group finishing (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) and will run from Thursday to Sunday. All matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring.

A one-round Qualifying will start and be completed on Sunday and all matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets, regular scoring. The losers in qualifying can sign in for Lucky Loser throughout the round-robin group stages.

PTT Draw Formats

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How is prize money being distributed among players?

The prize money distribution for the UTR Pro Tennis Tour $25K will be as follows:

20 Draw Format Prize Money: 

Winner: $3,600
Finalist: $2,075
Semifinalist: $1,225
5th place: $1,225
6th place: $1,050
7th & 8th place: $950
9th place: $950
10th place: $850
11th & 12th place: $750
13th place: $750
14th place: $650
15th & 16th place: $575
17th place: $575
18th place: $475
19th & 20th place: $400

32 Draw Format Prize Money:

Winner: $3,475
Finalist: $1,750
Semifinalist: $925
5th-8th place: $725
9th place: $725
10th place: $650
11th & 12th place: $550
13th-16th place: $500
17th place: $500
18th place: $450
19th & 20th place: $400
21st-24th place: $350
25th-32nd place: $300

What is the policy on withdrawal process?

The Entry Deadline is at 12:00pm American Eastern Standard Time(EST) on the Monday fourteen (14) days prior to the Monday of the Tournament Week unless otherwise specified.

The Freeze Deadline is at 12:00pm American Eastern Standard Time(EST) on Thursday four (4) days prior to the Monday of the Tournament Week.

No player may withdraw their entry from the Main Draw or Qualifying of a UTR Pro Tennis Tour $25K tournament for any reason after the Acceptance Lists come out. All withdrawals will be considered a Late Withdrawal and will be subject to the fines and suspensions set forth in the Code of Conduct and listed below.

Prior to the Freeze Deadline, players are allowed one free withdrawal and two excused medical withdrawals per calendar year with written email notice to UTR (pts@universaltennis.com) without penalty.

WITHDRAWAL PENALTIES

Late Withdrawals Prior to Freeze Deadline: $500 and a potential one-month suspension
Late Withdrawals After Freeze Deadline: $750 and a potential one-month suspension
No Show: Minimum $1,000 and a two-month suspension
Playing another event: Minimum $1,000 and a two-month suspension

THREATS, OFFENSIVE & UNWANTED MESSAGES

If you are receiving any emails, SMS messages, Facebook, Twitter or other social media messages and/or images that you are concerned about, send a copy of the message, screen shot and the URL to ptt@universaltennis.com or talk to a member of onsite venue staff, ideally the Referee or TD for assistance. For any betting-related messages, please continue to send to confidential@tennisintegrityunit.com. Universal Tennis takes player safety seriously and additionally reports information we receive to the Tennis Integrity Unit as well.

Please click the link below to view the UTR Official Rules & Regulations document, Code of Conduct and COVID Protocols documents:

UTR Pro Tennis Tour (PTT) Rules and Regulations

UTR Pro Tennis Tour Code of Conduct

UTR Pro Tennis Tour COVID 19 Protocols

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