International Tennis Federation set to raise prize money for young players

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided to increase prize money for young players in lower categories on the men's circuit.

ANI| Updated: Dec 19, 2014, 19:04 PM IST
International Tennis Federation set to raise prize money for young players

Johannesburg: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided to increase prize money for young players in lower categories on the men's circuit.

Kris Dent, director of ITF, said that they would increase the prize money and make sure that the tournaments cover the costs of board and lodgings, adding that they wanted more tournaments and players in Latin America, Asia and Africa, Sport24 reported.

According to Dent, it was planning to increase prize money to upto 25,00 dollars from the current 10,000 dollars from 2016, which would also include an additional 10,000 dollars to help the players with accommodation and other expenses.