MONKSTOWN’S Conor Gannon, Donnybrook’s Juliana Carton, Sutton’s Aisling O’Connor as well as Malahide’s Sarah O’Connor were all amongst the lucky players to aid launch the Irish leg of the brand-new ITF Globe Tennis Number rating system.
The new position approach is being presented worldwide with Ireland amongst the very early adopters of the system with over 100 countries registered, representing 68 million gamers.
It is a solitary global tennis ranking for all gamers, despite age, capability or sex– from the world’s elite to a player participating in their very first competitors or playing socially in their club.
To introduce the new system, a pilot occasion was performed at the National Tennis Centre in DCU last Friday and also Saturday with men’s as well as women’s players from both the Davis Cup and also Billie Jean King Mug panels.
This initial occasion enabled the ITF Globe Tennis Number to be attempted as well as checked in genuine time whilst allowing players the chance to enhance their own ranking and get some useful competition time.
For Gannon– that is off to University of Tennessee on a scholarship in the fall– he ran up 3 excellent success, beginning with a 7-5, 7-5 success against Jordan McKeown and also a 6-4, 7-5 result versus Daniel Moloney.