Tennis - Professional Tickets
Professional Tennis has been around since the middle of the 19th century and it continues thriving in the 21st century. The International Tennis Federation rules over the 210 national tennis organizations and works with the ATP, WTA, and other major professional tennis tours to produce the kind of competition that has expanded the reach of the sport, making professional tennis tickets as popular as any other sport today.
The ATP, the Association of Tennis Professionals, is an organization that schedules the tournaments for the best male players in the world. The ATP Tour took over where the Grand Prix tennis tournaments and the World Championship Tennis left off, and has been building this brand since 1972. The major tournaments are called Grand Slams. These include the Australian Open, the Wimbledon Championships, French Open, and US Open. There are many other tournaments of course, but these are the major events.
The WTA, the Women’s Tennis Association, is the sister organization to the ATP. It represents the best female players in the world and, in much the same fashion as the ATP, organizes the tournament schedule for these players. This organization began in 1973 and has created a schedule to match the ATP, including a women’s bracket at these major tourneys.