The commitment Challenger Tour players make as junior athletes


  • Edward Horne University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Matthew Haugen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Advancement, career development, commitment, professional players


Professional tennis players competing at the Challenger Tour level were interviewed to further understanding of how professionals perceive their advancement. Results showed athletes make extensive commitments to facilitate advancement. Commitments that likely impact their career options after tennis. Implications and suggestions for moving forward are discussed.


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How to Cite

Horne , E., & Haugen, M. (2019). The commitment Challenger Tour players make as junior athletes. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 27(79), 3–6.




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