TS Open Tour announces £1000 leaderboard bonus prizes
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A significant new prize has been announced for players on Scotland’s national tennis tour.
In addition to increased prize money being invested into the TS Open Tour, the men’s and women’s players who finish top of the leaderboards following the 19-event circuit will each be rewarded with a £1000 bonus ahead of the end-of-season TS Open Tour Finals.
This prize will reward players for commitment to the tour and consistent performances throughout the year.
The TS Open Tour was created by Tennis Scotland, in partnership with clubs and organisers, to encourage player development and raise levels of play.
Enhanced with significant investment
The 2023 circuit has been enhanced with significant investment, via sponsorship, with increased prize pots of up to £7600 at some events.
Players take part in men’s and women’s singles tournaments across the country throughout the year, earning ranking points based on their performances, which are then collated into leaderboards.
After the final tour event – the Scottish National Championships in November – the men’s and women’s players with the most ranking points will each be awarded £1000.
Compete for a prize pot of £10,000
The top 16 players on each leaderboard will then take part in the two-day TS Open Tour Finals in December, where they will compete for a prize pot of £10,000 and the coveted Sword trophies, named in memory of former Scottish internationalists Derek and Allan Sword.
Over four days in November, Tennis Scotland will also hold the standalone National Doubles Open Championships.
Tennis Scotland Chief Executive Blane Dodds said: “We are delighted to offer a bonus cash prize for the men’s and women’s players who finish top of the TS Open Tour leaderboards.
“Thanks to sponsorship, which we are most grateful for, increased prize pots at some events are helping to attract more players to compete in Scotland’s national tennis tour, and also helping our young pro players earn much-needed income to support their competition schedule.
“This bonus will reward the players who show commitment to the tour and consistency in their performances throughout the year.”
The following events are part of the 2023 TS Open Tour:
- North East of Scotland Indoor Championships 2023 (January)
- LTA British Tour Stirling (February)
- University of Stirling Open (February)
- Scottish National Indoor Championships (March)
- ROGY Open (April)
- Whitecraigs Easter Championships (April)
- Moir Construction Tennis Tayside Open (May)
- East of Scotland Championships (May)
- Craiglockhart Open Championships (July)
- British Tour - Scottish National Grass Championships - Giffnock Open (July)
- East Lothian Open (July)
- West of Scotland Open Championships (August)
- North East of Scotland Championships (August)
- Ayrshire Open Championships (August)
- Highland Championships (September)
- British Tour - Scottish National Clay Court Championships (September)
- British Tour – Glasgow (October)
- University of St. Andrews Open Championships (October)
- Scottish National Championships (November)
- TS Open Tour Finals
Prize money for the TS Open Tour 2023 is as follows:
TS Open Tour Finals
- Winner - £2000
- Runner-Up - £1000
- Semi-Finalists - £500
- Quarter-Finalists - £250
Tier 1 events (Scottish Indoor Open Championships, British Tour - Scottish Grass Court Open Championships, British Tour - Scottish Clay Court Open Championships, Scottish National Open Championships)
- Winner - £1250
- Runner-Up - £750
- Semi-Finalists - £400
- Quarter-Finalists - £250
Tier 2 events (North East of Scotland Indoor Open Championships, British Tour - University of Stirling, University of Stirling Open Championships, ROGY Open, Whitecraigs Easter Open Championships, East of Scotland Open Championships, West of Scotland Open Championships, Craiglockhart Open Championships, Ayrshire Open Championships, British Tour – Newlands, University of St Andrews Open Championships)
- Winner - £700
- Runner-Up - £350
- Semi-Finalist - £125
- Quarter-Finalist - £75
Current TS Open Tour leaderboards are available here.
Further information on the TS Open Tour can be found here.