Professional Tournaments

Grants are available from the Grand Slam Development Fund towards the prize-money to assist less developed tennis nations with the hosting of entry-level events professional events for men and women, in order to help increase competitive opportunities in less developed tennis regions of the world.

In 2013, the Fund assisted with the prize-money for:

- 8 weeks of Men’s professional events
- 9 weeks of ITF Women’s Circuit events

In addition to international professional events, six ITF / CAT Prize-Money Circuit events were funded in Africa. GSDF prize money grants of between $1,600 and $2,500 were awarded to each host nation, which had to contribute a minimum of between $1,275 and $2,000 to the total prize-money, depending on which events were offered at the tournament. These events are open solely to African players and aim to provide competitive opportunities for juniors and seniors alike that do not yet have the level to compete in Satellite and Futures events in the region. In 2013, the following events took place as part of the ITF / CAT African Prize-Money Circuit:

Date Region Event
15 - 19 May West Africa Mauritania
22 - 26 May West Africa Senegal
4 - 8 June West Africa Mali
26 - 30 August East Africa Rwanda
4 - 7 December West Africa Togo
26 - 29 December West Africa Burkina Faso


Any National Association wishing to apply for a tournament grant should email the Development Department.