About the Progress Tour...
The Progress Tour was set up in 2017 to give aspiring British players more earning opportunity on home soil. Since its inception, the tour has seen over 1400 players take part in over 4000 level-based and progressive UTR matches, and paid out over £120,000 in prize money, all of which has been independently sourced, and privately funded.
The motivation for the tour stems from a belief that the competitive structure in the UK under provides for our aspiring players; and that there is a lack of legitimate opportunity for players to earn prize money and player support in the UK; all of which, is to the detriment of the the broader health of the British game.
The tour continues to expand our event series and established a global reach through The Mini Challenger Tour, introducing localised 11&Under competition, and will continue to offer British players more opportunities to earn substantial prize money, as well as player support, in terms of Wild-card opportunities. Every effort is made to reduce the financial burden on traveling players and parents with player hospitality offered at some prize money events.
an innovative series that provides the following...
COMPETE - Seeking a return to the heart of real competition, providing cross-age and cross-gender events, level-based and progressive competition for players of all levels.
LEARN - The opportunity to learn both on and off the court during competition with workshops and seminars at some events with former pros, and experts in their fields, giving parents and players guidance on the different avenues available.
EARN - A meritocratic support system, providing players with more quality competition, more prize money and increased player support and opportunity.
With so many changes currently taking place in the world of tennis, we need to sustain and support not only the next generation of players coming through, but also our current crop and past players, all of whom deserve the opportunity to compete at their respective levels within the UK.