ITF Press Release, July 26, 2022
A new look ITF World Tennis Masters Tour has been officially launched today, providing players aged 30 years and above the chance to take part in over 500 competitive tournaments across more than 70 nations globally.
Formerly known as the ITF Seniors Tour, the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour includes individual and team singles, doubles and mixed doubles events across various grade levels for each five-year age increment from 30+ to 90+. See the full calendar here. Approximately 27,500 players worldwide aged 30+, all the way through to 98, compete in Masters Tour tournaments and events each year.
The launch of the rebrand comes ahead of the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour 30-45 World Team and Individual Championships, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from Sunday 31 July to Saturday 13 August 2022. The event will see over 700 players from all parts of the world vying for championship status at the 30, 35, 40 and 45 age brackets.
ITF President David Haggerty said, “Tennis is truly a game for life that anyone can play. A major reason for the rebrand is because we want people to be aware that the Masters Tour is for anyone aged 30 and over.
“One of the ITF’s main goals, as part of our ITF 2024 strategy, is to provide people, no matter what their age or location, with plenty of opportunities to get involved in a range of high-quality and enjoyable tennis initiatives globally.
“You don’t need to be a former professional player, nor do you need a ranking to enter Masters Tour events.
“Feedback from those involved in Masters Tour events is always very positive. The events are fun and provide a great chance to make new friends, stay fit and healthy, improve skills, whilst visiting locations all over the world.”