Association of Tennis Professionals

organization of professional male tennis players

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is the most important organization for men's professional tennis, meaning men who play tennis for their job instead of just for fun. It was started in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale. Its job is to care for the interests of men's professional tennis. Starting in 1990, the ATP has organized the most important group of tennis competitions for men. In 2009, the organization changed the name of the competitions from "ATP Tour" to "ATP World Tour." It is based in London.

ATP World Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2014 ATP World Tour
FoundedSeptember 1972
FounderDonald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale

ATP rankingsEdit

  • Rankings as of 28 July 2014.[1][2]


  1. "Current ATP Rankings (singles)". ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. "Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings". ATP Tour. Retrieved 8 August 2014.

Other websitesEdit