2023 ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals To Return To Chengdu


ITF Press Release, April 18, 2023

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced today that the ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals will take place at the Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China from 16 to 22 October 2023.

The event showcases the best Junior players from the past twelve months within the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, which provides opportunities for players aged 18 and under to compete internationally.

The Tour includes over 800 tournaments held in 140 countries, and there are seven levels of tournament – J30, J60, J100, J200, J300, J500, and Junior Grand Slams.

In partnership with the Chinese Tennis Association, Chengdu Sports Bureau, and Chengdu Shuangliu District Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event will resume in Chengdu following successful events that took place between 2015 – 2019. Previous participants include 2022 US and French Open finalist Casper Ruud, current US No.1 Taylor Fritz, reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and 2021 US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez.

Previous champions include Andrey Rublev (2015), Marta Kostyuk (2017), Holger Rune (2019) and Diane Parry (2019).

The Finals will consist of the top eight boys and girls in the ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals Qualification Rankings, which shall consider results achieved in the 52-week period up to Monday 11 September 2023. If no Chinese player finishes in the top eight, the final place in each draw will be reserved as a wildcard for any Chinese player who finishes in the top 25. If no Chinese player finishes in the top 25, the eighth place will revert to the qualification rankings list.

New for 2023, an alternate player will be awarded for the Boys and Girls events. For 2023, this player will be a Chinese player provided they are ranked in the Top 100 in the final qualification rankings.

The current qualification rankings can be found here and will be updated each Monday, until the final list is published on Monday 11 September 2023.

The winner of each event will earn 750 points in the ITF Junior Rankings, which shall boost their ITF Junior Year-End Ranking position whereby players earn Junior Exempt (Girls) or Junior Accelerator (Boys) positions into Professional tournaments. Furthermore, players will be able to benefit from travel grants to support their future progression in Professional tennis. The 2023 winner in both the Boys and Girls events shall receive $17,000 USD, with travel grants staggered at every level through to those in 8th position who will receive $8,500 USD.

David Haggerty, ITF President, said: “The ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals is a prestigious event that is always a really exciting way to end the juniors season, and I am looking forward to seeing the potential stars of the future competing in Chengdu. The event provides the ideal platform for players to progress through the ITF World Tennis Tour, which is the main artery into the top levels of the game, so this event is a significant milestone for some of the most talented young players in the world and we’re pleased to bring it back to China.”