Category Archives: The Tour: Explained

Grand Slam Tournaments: 2013

OnCourt Advantage created this page so YOU can easily find the information that you are looking for about the all four Grand Slams tournaments in 2013.

A separate directory page that is specific for each Grand Slam is listed below and contains interesting/useful details including, how to buy official tickets, how to “Like” and “Follow” the official tournament Facebook and Twitter pages, qualifying dates, main draw dates and the day of the singles final, the current title holder, centre court facts i.e. seating capacity and how long the event has been held. Each index or directory page lists all of the posts covered for that particular Grand Slam tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

The 2013 Grand Slam tournament calendar in date order is:

1. 2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN: January 9-27 in Melbourne, Australia.

2. 2013 ROLAND GARROS: May 21-June 9 in Paris, France.

3. 2013 WIMBLEDON: June 17-July 7 in London, United Kingdom.

4. 2013 US OPEN: August 20-September in New York, USA.

The dates above represent the time frame for the entire tournament including the qualifying tournament dates.

The schedules of play provide detailed information on what rounds are played on each day, at what time of day, the ranking points and prize money earned for each round throughout the tournament and other interesting details.

Australian Open 2013 schedules of play: the Women’s and the Men’s.

Roland Garros 2013 schedules of play: the Women’s and the Men’s.

Wimbledon 2013 schedules of play: the Women’s and the Men’s.

US Open 2013 schedules of play: the Women’s and the Men’s.

In addition to the four Grand Slam events there are 10 MAJOR men’s tournaments, which are divided up into nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and THE year-end ATP Tour Finals. The 2013 calendar for these tournaments can be found by clicking this link-> 2013 Men’s MAJOR Tournament Calendar.

There are also 10 MAJOR women’s tournaments, which are divided divided up into 4 WTA Premier Mandatory and 5 Premier FIVE tournaments plus THE year-end WTA Tour Finals. The 2013 calendar for these tournaments can be found by clicking this link-> 2013 Women’s MAJOR Tournament Calendar.

WTA International Tournaments: 2013

WTA International logo

This page is an ongoing piece to make it far easier and much quicker for YOU to find the information that YOU are looking for about the 2013 WTA International category tournaments.

There are 34 WTA International category tournaments in 2013, which is four more than in 2012. OnCourt Advantage will provide a directory page for each of the 2013 WTA International tournaments.

The directory pages once completed, can be found by clicking on the link that appears in blue letters on the name of the city where that WTA International tournament will be held. These links contain that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered for that tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

WTA International tournament calendar in date order for 2013 is:

  1. SHENZEN in China – Main Draw 30 December to 5 January
  2. AUCKLAND in New Zealand – Main Draw 31 December to 5 January
  3. HOBART in Australia – Main Draw 6-12 January
  4. PATTAYA in Thailand – Main Draw 28 January to 3 February
  5. CALI in Colombia – Main Draw 11-17 February
  6. MEMPHIS in the USA – Main Draw 17-23 February
  7. BOGOTA in Colombia – Main Draw 18-24 February
  8. FLORIANOPOLIS in Brazil – Main Draw 24 February to 2 March
  9. ACAPULCO in Mexico – Main Draw 25 February to 2 March
  10. KUALA LUMPUR in Malaysia – Main Draw 25 February to 3 March
  11. MONTERREY in Mexico – Main Draw 1-7 April
  12. BARCELONA in Spain – Main Draw 8-14 April
  13. KATOWICE in Poland – Main Draw 8-14 April
  14. FES in Morocco – Main Draw 22-28 April
  15. ESTORIL in Portugal – Main Draw 29 April to 4 May
  16. STRASBOURG in France – Main Draw 20-25 May
  17. BIRMINGHAM in Great Britain – Main Draw 10-16 June
  18. ROSMALEN in The Netherlands – Main Draw 16-22 June
  19. BUDAPEST in Hungary – Main Draw 8-14 July
  20. PALERMO in Italy – Main Draw 8-14 July
  21. BASTAD in Sweden – Main Draw 15-21 July
  22. BAD GASTEIN in Austria – Main Draw 15-21 July
  23. BAKU in Azerbaijan – Main Draw 22-28 July
  24. WASHINGTON in the USA – Main Draw 28 July to 3 August
  25. DALLAS in the USA – Main Draw 17-23 August
  26. QUEBEC in Canada – Main Draw 9-15 September
  27. TASHKENT in Uzbekistan – Main Draw 9-15 September
  28. GUANGZHOU in China – Main Draw 16-21 September
  29. SEOUL in Korea – Main Draw 16-22 September
  30. OSAKA in Japan – Main Draw 7-13 October
  31. LINZ in Austria – Main Draw 7-13 October
  32. LUXEMBOURG in Luxembourg – Main Draw 14-20 October
  33. MOSCOW in Russia – Main Draw 14-20 October
  34. SOFIA in Bulgaria – Main Draw 29 October to 3 November

WTA Premier Tournaments: 2013

WTA Premier logo

This page is an ongoing piece to make it far easier and much quicker for YOU to find the information that YOU are looking for about the 2013 WTA Premier category tournaments.

Once completed this page will provide a directory for each of the 12 WTA Premier tournaments in 2013 that are listed below. The directory pages contain interesting and useful details including, how to buy official tickets, how to “Like” and “Follow” the official tournament Facebook and Twitter pages, the official tournament name given sponsorship naming rights, qualifying dates, main draw dates and the day of the singles final, the current title holder, centre court facts i.e. seating capacity and how long the event has been held.

Of the twelve WTA Premier tournaments two are held on indoor courts (Paris and Moscow), six on outdoor hard courts (Brisbane, Sydney, Dubai, Stanford, Carlsbad and New Haven), two on outdoor clay courts (Charleston and Brussels), one on indoor clay (Stuttgart) and one on grass (Eastbourne).

Once the 2013 directory page is completed for each of these WTA Premier tournaments a link to that page will be added to the name of the city where that WTA Premier tournament will be held. The links appear in blue letters and contain that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered for that tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

WTA Premier tournament calendar in date order for 2013 is:

  1. BRISBANE in Australia – Main Draw 30 December to 5 January
  2. SYDNEY in Australia – Main Draw 6-11 January
  3. PARIS in France – Main Draw 28 January to 3 February
  4. DUBAI in the UAE – Main Draw 18-23 February
  5. CHARLESTON in the USA – Main Draw 1-7 April
  6. STUTTGART in Germany – Main Draw 22-28 April
  7. BRUSSELS in Belgium – Main Draw 20-25 May
  8. EASTBOURNE in Great Britain – Main Draw 17-22 June
  9. STANFORD in the USA – Main Draw 22-28 July
  10. CARLSBAD in the USA – Main Draw 29 July to 4 August
  11. NEW HAVEN in the USA – Main Draw 18-24 August
  12. MOSCOW in Russia – Main Draw 14-20 October

WTA Major Tournaments: 2013

WTA logoThis page is an ongoing piece to make it far easier and much quicker for YOU to find the information that YOU are looking for about the MAJOR WTA tournaments in 2013.

There are 10 WTA major tournaments each year in addition to the four Grand Slams which, when combined (10+4) make up the “BIG 14” in tennis. The BIG 14 is a term coined by OnCourt Advantage in order to increase awareness that there are actually 14 big or major tournaments and not just four.

The 10 majors (listed below) consist of four WTA Premier Mandatory, five WTA Premier Five tournaments and the final showdown or season finale : the year-end championships for which only the best eight performed players each year qualify called the WTA Championships or WTA Finals.

Once completed this page will provide a directory for each of the major tournaments. The directory pages contain interesting and useful details including, how to buy official tickets, how to “Like” and “Follow” the official tournament Facebook and Twitter pages, the official tournament name given sponsorship naming rights, qualifying dates, main draw dates and the day of the singles final, the current title holder, centre court facts i.e. seating capacity and how long the event has been held.

Interestingly, on four occasions in 2013 two major WTA tournaments are held in back-to-back weeks: Indian Wells then Miami in March, Madrid followed by Rome in May, Montreal to Cincinnati in August plus Tokyo and Beijing in late September through to early October.

Of the ten major WTA tournaments seven are held on outdoor courts (Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto, Cincinnati, Tokyo and Beijing), one on an indoor hard court (Istanbul) and two on clay courts (Madrid and Rome). Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing are the Premier Mandatory events. Doha, Rome, Toronto, Cincinnati and Tokyo are the Premier Five events, whilst Istanbul is the WTA Championships.

Once the 2013 directory page is completed for each of these major tournaments a link to that page will be added to the name of the city where that major tournament will be held. The links appear in blue letters and contain that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered for that tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

WTA major tournament calendar in date order for 2013 is:

  1. DOHA in Qatar – Main Draw: 11-17 February
  2. INDIAN WELLS in the USA – Main Draw: 6-17 March
  3. MIAMI in the USA – Main Draw: 19-31 March
  4. MADRID in Spain – Main Draw: 4-12 May
  5. ROME in Italy – Main Draw: 13-19 May
  6. TORONTO in Canada – Main Draw: 5-11 August
  7. CINCINNATI in the USA – Main Draw: 12-18 August
  8. TOKYO in Japan – Main Draw: 22-28 September
  9. BEIJING in China – Main Draw: 28 September to 6 October
  10. ISTANBUL in Turkey – Main Draw: 22-27 October

ATP 250 Tournaments: 2013

ATP Tour 250 logo

There are 39 ATP Tour 250 category tournaments in 2013, which is two less than in 2012 as Dusseldorf in Germany’s World Team Cup has disappeared from the calendar and the Serbia Open in Belgrade’s management decided to cease the tournaments operation. OnCourt Advantage will provide a directory page for each of the 2013 ATP 250 tournaments.

The directory pages contain interesting and useful details including, how to buy official tickets, how to “Like” and “Follow” the official tournament Facebook and Twitter pages, the official tournament name given sponsorship naming rights, qualifying dates, main draw dates and the day of the singles final, the current title holder, centre court facts i.e. seating capacity and how long the event has been held.

The directory pages once completed, can be founded by clicking on the link that appears in blue letters on the name of the city where that ATP 250 tournament will be held. These links contain that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered for that tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

ATP Tour 250 tournament calendar in date order for 2013 is:

  1. BRISBANE in Australia – Main Draw: 30 December to 6 January
  2. CHENNAI in India – Main Draw: 31 December to 6 January
  3. DOHA in Qatar – Main Draw: 31 December to 6 January
  4. SYDNEY in Australia – Main Draw: 7-13 January
  5. AUCKLAND in New Zealand – Main Draw: 7-13 January
  6. MONTPELLIER in France – Main Draw: 4-10 February
  7. ZAGREB in Croatia – Main Draw: 4-10 February
  8. VINA DEL MAR in Chile – Main Draw: 4-10 February
  9. SAO PAULO in Brazil – Main Draw: 11-17 February
  10. SAN JOSE in the USA – Main Draw: 11-17 February
  11. MARSEILLE in France – Main Draw: 18-24 February
  12. BUENOS AIRES in Argentina – Main Draw: 18-24 February
  13. DELRAY BEACH in the USA – Main Draw: 25 February to 3 March
  14. CASABLANCA in Morocco – Main Draw: 8-14 April
  15. HOUSTON in the USA – Main Draw: 8-14 April
  16. BUCHAREST in Romania – Main Draw: 22-28 April
  17. MUNICH in Germany – Main Draw: 29 April to 5 May
  18. ESTORIL in Portugal – Main Draw: 29 April to 5 May
  19. NICE in France – Main Draw: 19-25 May
  20. HALLE in Germany – Main Draw: 10-16 June
  21. LONDON in Great Britain – Main Draw: 10-16 June
  22. ROSMALEN in The Netherlands – Main Draw: 16-22 June
  23. EASTBOURNE in Great Britain – Main Draw: 16-23 June
  24. STUTTGART in Germany – Main Draw: 8-14 July
  25. NEWPORT in the USA – Main Draw: 8-14 July
  26. BASTAD in Sweden – Main Draw: 8-14 July
  27. UMAG in Croatia – Main Draw: 22-28 July
  28. ATLANTA in the USA – Main Draw: 22-28 July
  29. GSTAAD in Switzerland – Main Draw: 22-28 July
  30. LOS ANGELES in the USA – Main Draw: 22-28 July
  31. KITZBUHEL in Austria – Main Draw: 28 July to 3 August
  32. WINSTON SALEM in the USA – Main Draw: 18-24 August
  33. METZ in France – Main Draw: 16-22 September
  34. ST. PETERSBURG in Russia – Main Draw: 16-22 September
  35. BANGKOK in Thailand – Main Draw: 23-29 September
  36. KUALA LUMPUR in Malaysia – Main Draw: 23-29 September
  37. VIENNA in Austria – Main Draw: 14-20 October
  38. STOCKHOLM in Sweden – Main Draw: 14-20 October
  39. MOSCOW in Russia – Main Draw: 14-20 October

ATP Major Tournaments: 2013

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 logo

This page is an ongoing piece to make it far easier and much quicker for YOU to find the information that YOU are looking for about the MAJOR ATP Tour tournaments in 2013.

There are 10 ATP Tour major tournaments each year in addition to the four Grand Slams which, when combined (10+4) make up the “BIG 14” in tennis. The BIG 14 is a term coined by OnCourt Advantage in order to increase awareness that there are actually 14 big or major tournaments and not just four.

The 10 majors (listed below) consist of nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments and the final showdown or season finale : the year-end championships for which only the best eight performed players each year qualify called the ATP World Tour Finals.

Once completed this page will provide a directory for each of the major tournaments. The directory pages contain interesting and useful details including, how to buy official tickets, how to “Like” and “Follow” the official tournament Facebook and Twitter pages, the official tournament name given sponsorship naming rights, qualifying dates, main draw dates and the day of the singles final, the current title holder, centre court facts i.e. seating capacity and how long the event has been held.

Interestingly, on four occasions in 2013 two major ATP tournaments are held in back-to-back weeks: Indian Wells then Miami in March, Madrid followed by Rome in May, Montreal to Cincinnati in August plus Paris and London in late October through to early November.

Of the ten major ATP tournaments five are held on outdoor courts (Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal, Cincinnati and Shanghai), two on indoor hard courts (Paris and London) and three on clay courts (Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome).

Once the 2013 directory page is completed for each of these major tournaments a link to that page will be added to the name of the city where that major tournament will be held. The links appear in blue letters and contain that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered for that tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

ATP Tour major tournament calendar in date order for 2013 is:

  1. INDIAN WELLS in the USA – Main Draw: 7-17 March
  2. MIAMI in the USA – Main Draw: 18-31 March
  3. MONTE-CARLO in Monaco – Main Draw: 14-21 April
  4. MADRID in Spain- Main Draw: 6-12 May
  5. ROME in Italy- Main Draw: 12-19 May
  6. MONTREAL in Canada- Main Draw: 5-11 August
  7. CINCINNATI in the USA- Main Draw: 12-18 August
  8. SHANGHAI in China- Main Draw: 7-13 October
  9. PARIS in France- Main Draw: 28 October to 3 November
  10. LONDON in England – Main Draw: 4-11 November

ATP 500 Tournaments: 2013

ATP World Tour official 500 category logoThis page is an ongoing piece to make it far easier and much quicker for YOU to find the information that YOU are looking for about the 2013 ATP Tour 500 category tournaments.

Once completed this page will provide a directory for each of the 11 ATP 500 tournaments in 2013 that are listed below. The directory pages contain interesting and useful details including, how to buy official tickets, how to “Like” and “Follow” the official tournament Facebook and Twitter pages, the official tournament name given sponsorship naming rights, qualifying dates, main draw dates and the day of the singles final, the current title holder, centre court facts i.e. seating capacity and how long the event has been held.

Interestingly, on three occasions in 2013 there are two ATP 500 tournaments being held in the same week, so a player could only play a maximum of eight ATP 500 tournaments in one year. Dubai and Acapulco are held at the same time, as are Beijing and Tokyo and likewise for Valencia and Basel.

Of the eleven ATP 500 tournaments three are held on indoor courts (Rotterdam, Memphis and Basel), five on outdoor hard courts (Dubai, Washington, Beijing, Tokyo and Valencia) and three on clay courts (Acapulco, Barcelona, Hamburg).

Once the 2013 directory page is completed for each of these ATP 500 tournaments a link to that page will be added to the name of the city where that ATP 500 tournament will be held. The links appear in blue letters and contain that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered for that tournament here at OnCourt Advantage.

ATP Tour 500 tournament calendar in date order for 2013 is:

  1. ROTTERDAM – Main Draw 11-18 February
  2. MEMPHIS – Main Draw 18-24 February
  3. DUBAI – Main Draw 25 February to 2 March
  4. ACAPULCO – Main Draw 25 February to 2 March
  5. BARCELONA – Main Draw 22-28 April
  6. HAMBURG – Main Draw 15-21 July
  7. WASHINGTON – Main Draw 29 July to 4 August
  8. BEIJING – Main Draw 30 September to 6 October
  9. TOKYO – Main Draw 30 September to 6 October
  10. VALENCIA – Main Draw 21-27 October
  11. BASEL – Main Draw 21-27 October

Men’s Tennis: ATP Tour 500 Tournaments

The Official ATP Tour 500 Category Tournament Logo

This page is an ongoing piece that once completed will provide a directory for each of the 11 ATP Tour 500 category tournaments in 2012 that are LISTED BELOW. Any places that are in blue letters already have the link to that particular tournament’s index or directory page to all of the posts covered on each of these tournaments here at OnCourt Advantage.

The purpose of this page is to make it far easier and much quicker for YOU to find the information that YOU are looking for. In 2012 there are ATP Tour 63 men’s tournaments in total including the Olympics.

ATP Tour 500 tournaments:

  1. ROTTERDAM – Main Draw 13-19 February
  2. MEMPHIS – Main Draw 20-26 February
  3. DUBAI – Main Draw 27 February to 3 March
  4. ACAPULCO – Main Draw 27 February to 3 March
  5. BARCELONA – Main Draw 23-29 April
  6. HAMBURG – Main Draw 16-22 July
  7. WASHINGTON – Main Draw 30 July to 5 August
  8. BEIJING – Main Draw 1-7 October
  9. TOKYO – Main Draw 1-7 October
  10. VALENCIA – Main Draw 22-28 October
  11. BASEL – Main Draw 22-28 October

Stay tuned as EVERY major men’s and women’s tournament plus all four of the Grand Slams are covered throughout the year to make it easy to follow tennis, find, ask questions, get your tennis tickets and watch men’s and women’s professional tennis on the WTA and ATP Tour.