The global search for the best tennis imagery of 2024 begins today with the launch of the ITF Tennis Photograph of the Year competition.

For the first time, the game’s international governing body (International Tennis Foundation (ITF)) welcomes entries from professional and amateur photographers worldwide. The winner will receive a top prize of $3,000 USD.

The ITF is responsible for supporting tennis from global development through each stage of the player pathway to the very top of the game, and the new competition celebrates the breadth of that work.

The winner, runners-up and Top 10 shortlist will be selected by a judging panel consisting of ITF President David Haggerty, tennis photographer Paul Zimmer and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza.

Each entrant can submit up to three images, which they must have taken in 2024 and depict tennis activity. Second and third-prize winners will receive $1,000 and $500 USD, respectively.

David Haggerty, ITF President, said, “The ITF is the global guardian of the game, and our role is to nurture tennis’ development and sustainability from playgrounds to podiums. This vital work is often documented through the most stunning images, so we wanted to give photographers, both amateur and professional, a chance to have their creativity recognized. I would encourage anyone who captures a special tennis moment at any level of the game to enter our competition, to be in with a chance of global exposure and a fantastic prize.”

Garbine Muguruza said, “When you step onto a tennis court to compete, the photographers are part of the action. The clicks of their cameras are an integral part of the game, and thanks to them, I have been able to see myself in spectacular moments, captured in incredible still images that summarize so many details of what happens on the court. I have always been very interested in this art—because it is an art. So, being able to assist in this ITF photography contest is very exciting. I hope that many professionals and amateurs participate, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we receive.”

The closing date for entries is 1200 GMT on November 27. The ITF will announce the winners in December.

The ITF will display the Top 10 photos in an exhibition at the 2025 ITF World Champions Awards. Full details of how to enter and competition terms and conditions are available at

Image courtesy US Open