Full Progress Tour Schedule 2020 hits...
A lot of requests to see events for the rest of 2020. Well, here it is....
There have been few adjustments to the initial schedule, due to recent confirmation of a number of key British events on the calendar. The Progress Tour will work around these events to ensure players get maximum benefit, and avoid unnecessary clashes with British Tour events and ATP/WTA ranking events.
The 8 Progress Tour Wild-card Series events feature on the schedule, each boasting a base prize fund of £3250 - a number of these events will benefit from a sponsorship boost, offering increased prize money to players. Please watch out for specific details on each of these events on the event page as we draw closer to the events.
Our next event will kick off the grass court season and lead directly into the British Tour Premier Event at North Oxford in late May, giving players two back-to-back opportunities to ready for the first grass court ranking events the following week in Surbiton.
The popular Summer swing of last year returns with three consecutive hard court events at Woodford Wells Club in Essex, Redhill LTC and Sutton Tennis & Squash Club, both in Surrey. This swing aims to cater for returning US College players, British University students, competing juniors and travelling pros all in town for the busiest time of year in the British tennis world.
The brand new £35,000 Jamie Murray Doubles Series takes place directly after the Wimbledon fortnight. The Series; a collaboration between Jamie Murray and Barry Fulcher, is an exciting addition, and one which presents players with the opportunity to scoop over £10,000 in prize money for a single week in the tennis calendar - this is the first event of its kind in the World; a professional level Mens Doubles Series, and the start of something very exciting!
September see's the Tour return to Cardiff for a second WC feeder event on the indoor acrylic courts of Cardiff Metropolitan University, before an event in the North East at The David Lloyd Club Sunderland, which will feed into the combined Men's and Women's $25k event taking place in Sunderland during the week of 21st September.
As the cold winter nights start to hit hard in October, our final event of the year brings us back for a second time to the home of Soto Tennis Academy, in sunny Spain. Thanks to the work of Team Soto, the event was a roaring success in 2019, and we are excited to return for a second time.
The aim of the Progress Tour is to provide British Tennis players with more opportunities to earn a living on home soil. For the wider health of the British game, it is so important that we retain more players in the game, and provide an infrastructure that enables this. We as a nation are failing in this, and need to give every player an equal chance to progress in the game. This year the tour, and its partner tour will pay out over £70,000 in prize money to aspiring players.
Compete. Learn. Earn.