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About USTA Pro Circuits

The International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body for tennis on a worldwide basis, introduced an apprentice-level Circuit for men in 1976 and for women in 1984 in an ongoing effort to provide young players with an avenue to the international game.

Today, there are more than 375 men's ITF Circuit events and 350 women's ITF Circuit events held annually in 80 different countries around the globe, including China, Iran, Kenya, Lebanon, Liechtenstein and Vietnam.

The USTA, the national governing body for tennis in the United States, is one of more than 200 national federations that are members of the ITF. Through the USTA Pro Circuit, which it owns and operates, the USTA stages the largest number of ITF Circuit events in the world. This year, players from more than 50 countries will be competing in 96 USTA Pro Circuit events for $3 million in prize money.


What is the Pro Circuit?

The Pro circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. For over 30 years the USTA Pro Circuit has brought professional tennis to local communities. The USTA Northern California section is fortunate to host numerous Pro Circuit tournaments. Enjoy top level tennis up close and personal in friendly, intimate, Northern California settings. These week long tournaments not only provide exciting tennis for spectators but they also offer fun community events like pro-ams, charity events, luncheons, clinics and kids days.  Find the most current USTA National Pro Circuit information.

    2017 USTA NorCal Pro Circuit Schedule


Stockton $60,000 Women's Challenger
Date: July 16-23, 2017

Location: Stockton, CA

Past Challengers
pro-circuit-fairfieldFairfield $100,000 Men's Challenger
Date: October 8-16, 2016
Location: Solano Community College, Fairfield, CA
procircuit-ascension-thumbnailThe Ascension Project $25,000 Women's Challenger
Date: October 3, 2016
Location: Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness, Redding, CA
procircuit-sacramento-thumbnailStockton $100,000 Men's Challenger
Date: October 3-9, 2016

Location: Stockton, CA
Stockton $50,000 Women's Challenger
Date: July 11, 2016
Location: University of Pacific, Stockton, CA
FSP Gold River $50,000 Women's Challenger
Date: July 18, 2016
Location: Gold River Racquet Club, Sacramento, CA

Nordic Naturals $100,000 Men's Challenger
Date: August 6-14, 2016
Location: Seascape Sports Club, Aptos, CA
procircuit-tiburon-thumbnail$100,000 Wells Fargo Tiburon Men's Challenger
Date: September 24, 2016
Location: Tiburon Peninsula Club, Tiburon, CA


Pro Circuit Events

There are two types of men's events on the USTA Pro Circuit: Futures and Challengers. Each event has 32 players in the main singles draw and 16 teams competing in doubles. 

Women's events on the USTA Pro Circuit consist of $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 and $75,000 tournaments. Each event has 32 players in the main singles draw and 16 teams competing in doubles. The $10,000 tournaments are entry-level events and give young players the opportunity to earn their first ranking points. The women who compete in them are usually juniors and college players, and players who may be as high as No. 250 to 300 in the WTA Tour rankings.

The USTA Pro Circuit calendar is updated throughout the year and there are numerous tournaments located in nearby sections, in Southern California and Arizona. Find the most current USTA National Pro Circuit informtion.

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