In 2019, Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic realized that the association that was founded in 1972 to protect the interests of professional tennis players, had grown into an anti-competitive organization that it once vowed to protect the players from.
Vasek and Novak were inspired to launch a grassroots movement.
In 2020, at the US Open, their inspiration had grown into a movement, and that movement matured into an association committed to advocating for all players, at all levels, free from all conflicts of interest, so all players could focus on what they do best: train, compete and win — without worry.
What began as a conversation in 2019, sparked a global movement to reform and grow the business of tennis.
In 2021, The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) was formally founded as a not-for-profit corporation in Canada that addresses player challenges and influences fair change within the business of professional tennis.
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
WHY WE DO IT
Our members represent all genders and gender identities. They come from all corners of the globe and many share the common bond of being historically unheard and under-represented at the decision-making table throughout professional tennis.