How do players prepare for major tournaments? In many different ways.
For example, Sergio Garcia found an empty week in his schedule before the 2020 Masters and decided he’d like to take on a new challenge — a professional tennis match.
Garcia played in a doubles match as part of the DropShot Series 2020 H-E-B Men’s UTR Pro Tennis Open near Austin, Texas. His partner was Amer Delic, who was the former ATP World No. 72.
The duo put up a valiant fight but dropped a 3-6 6-7(6) decision.
The UTR, according to a release is:
… A tennis tech platform working to make tennis more affordable, accessible and fun for all tennis players. Instead of organizing by age or gender, Universal Tennis promotes play based on level through its Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), which is similar to a golf handicap in that it measures your tennis skill level based purely on results and nothing else.
The network is wide — UTR has thousands of events running every month.