What is the difference between a satellite tournament and a futures tournaments ?

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by michaelNY, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. michaelNY

    michaelNY New User

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    Is there any ?
     
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  2. tennismom42

    tennismom42 Semi-Pro

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    A satellite tournament is USTA type of tournament for juniors and it's a mid level category. (It's between novice & championship levels). Some states/sections use slightly different descriptions for it.

    A futures tournament is an ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournament for men. It's a pro level.
     
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  3. Tom C

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    A few years back there were professional satellite tournaments on the men side but they were discontinued. Now we have Futures. From the ITF website: Satellite Circuits (discontinued: end of 2006)
    A Satellite Circuit must be comprised of four (4) Satellite tournaments, the final tournament of which is a Satellite Masters tournament, and shall be organised by a National Association(s). Each tournament must offer at least $6,250 in prize money.
     
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