The Virtus programme offers the most talented tennis players across the world a chance to play at the highest level.

Competitions are run for II1 and II2 category players with events including men’s and women’s singles, doubles, mixed doubles and men’s and women’s team competitions. Our competitions have the endorsement of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Players interested in competing at a high level should contact their National Federation.

More information


World Championships have been held since the first event in Melbourne Park, Australia in 2004. Back then just there was only representation from Poland, Czech Republic and the host nation.

The number of nations participating is growing year on year with representation from across the world. The number of athletes continues to grow and the quality of their play is improving all the time. In the last few years the World Championships have been held in the USA, Great Britain and France. In addition Virtus hosts regional tennis competitions and a Global Games every four years. Following each event a Tennis World Rankings is published.

More information about upcoming events and competitions can be found at the events page.

Rules and regulations

Virtus tennis competitions are based upon the rules of the ITF.

The full sport specification for Virtus tennis can be found here (Section 7.11).

Results and rankings

Virtus Tennis Committee

  • Sport Director/Chairperson – Lesley Whitehead (Great Britain)
  • Americas – vacancy
  • Europe – Linda Goffings (Belgium)
  • Oceania – Brenda Tierney (Australia)
  • Africa – Mohamed Abdelsattar (Egypt)