A brand new Doubles Prize Money Tour coming to the UK in 2020
The Jamie Murray Doubles Series is the first of its kind in the World; an innovative, independent professional level Men’s Doubles Prize Money Tour. The tour is aimed at showcasing Britain’s national game, whilst giving British & International players more genuine earning opportunities on home soil.
In 2020, the series will centre around an intensive week long series of seven back-to-back, one day events, running from Sunday July 12th – Saturday July 18th, providing player opportunity for over 350 British and International aspiring and current professional players, and over £30,000 in prize money.
Each one day event will be a standalone event in its own right, yielding prize money, trophies and circuit points. Players can play one or all of the shootout events, entering with the same, or different partners, as they choose.
Circuit points will be accumulated by each individual player, until the end of the series, with the highest finishing 12 players on the leaderboard being invited to join 4 WC acceptances to compete the Masters Finals, also in summer 2020.
The Series is the result of a collaboration between Jamie Murray and Barry Fulcher, and comes after a successful pilot event in summer 2019, which saw 32 British players compete for £3,000 in prize money and a Wild-Card opportunity at the ATP Challenger 80 event; The Murray Trophy – Glasgow. The event drew entries from top British Junior, Current touring professionals and former Wimbledon players, who all battled it out for the top prize.
Of the Tour, Jamie Murray said:
“I am excited to launch The Jamie Murray Doubles Series. Our objective is to help more British players become self sustainable through creating more opportunities for players to earn money on home soil.”
“Doubles is an increasingly viable route through which players can forge an amazing career in tennis, and as a nation, we now have a very successful philosophy and system for developing doubles players. The 2020 series is the first stage of our vision to develop national doubles tours for both junior and adult players.”
Stay tuned for the launch of the new tour website, and for details on how to get involved