Places in three televised tournaments will offer huge incentive for PDC stars at the Winter Series in Coventry this week.

The PDC ProTour returns with five consecutive days of Players Championship events (all starting at 1400 GMT) from Tuesday at the Ricoh Arena, all broadcast live on PDCTV - click here to view subscription options.

Taking place from November 10-14, all 128 PDC Tour Card Holders will have the chance to compete across the five events.

There will be plenty of incentive to perform, with the top player on the Winter Series Order of Merit qualifying for next week's BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts (excluding players who have already qualified).

The Winter Series will also offer the last chance for players to boost their ranking on the Players Championship Order of Merit, with the top 64 players returning to Coventry for the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals later this month.

The William Hill World Darts Championship will also be on the minds of players at the Winter Series; the top 32 players on the PDC ProTour Order of Merit will enter in the first round, while the top 32 players on the PDC Order of Merit will begin their campaigns in round two.

The Winter Series will be preceded by the Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier, which will take place on November 9 from 1800 GMT.