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What began as a conversation in 2019, sparked a global movement to reform and grow the business of tennis.

The PTPA is dedicated to uniting and mobilizing tennis players in order to create transparency and equity throughout professional tennis.

By maximizing player voices, advocating for player health and wellbeing, and creating on and off-court opportunities for players, the PTPA is working to build an equitable, modernized and sustainable competitive tennis environment for today’s players and generations of players to come.

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In 2019, Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic realized that the association that was founded in 1972 to protect the interests of professional tennis players, had grown into an anti-competitive organization that it once vowed to protect the players from. Vasek and Novak were inspired to launch a grassroots movement.

In 2020, at the US Open, their inspiration had grown into a movement, and that movement matured into an association committed to advocating for all players, at all levels, free from all conflicts of interest, so all players could focus on what they do best: train, compete and win — without worry.

In 2021, The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) was formally founded as a not-for-profit corporation in Canada that addresses player challenges and influences fair change within the business of professional tennis.

Our members represent all genders and gender identities. They come from all corners of the globe and many share the common bond of being historically unheard and under-represented at the decision-making table throughout professional tennis.