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International Tennis Federation

International Tennis Federation
(ITF)
Formation 1 March 1913 (1913-03-01)
Type Federation of national associations
Headquarters London, England, UK
Membership
206 national associations
Official language
English
President
David Haggerty
Website www.itftennis.com

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the


  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) site
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) Constitution - English (PDF)
  • Tennis Play and Stay site

External links

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ History of the ITF
  6. ^ International Tennis Number site
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b
  12. ^ "Israeli tennis players fined for sitting out Yom Kippur." The Times of Israel. 12 August 2013. 12 August 2013.

References

See also

Source: World Champions Juniors at ITF Tennis.

Year Singles (1978–2003) Doubles (1982–2003)
Boys Girls Boys Girls
1978 Ivan Lendl Hana Mandlíková
1979 Raúl Viver Mary-Lou Piatek
1980 Thierry Tulasne Susan Mascarin
1981 Pat Cash Zina Garrison
1982 Guy Forget Gretchen Rush Fernando Pérez Beth Herr
1983 Stefan Edberg Pascale Paradis Mark Kratzmann Larisa Savchenko
1984 Mark Kratzmann Gabriela Sabatini Agustín Moreno Mercedes Paz
1985 Claudio Pistolesi Laura Garrone Petr Korda Cyril Suk Mariana Perez-Roldan

Patricia Tarabini

1986 Javier Sánchez Patricia Tarabini Tomás Carbonell Leila Meskhi
1987 Jason Stoltenberg Natasha Zvereva Jason Stoltenberg Natalia Medvedeva
1988 Nicolas Pereira Cristina Tessi David Rikl Tomáš Anzari Jo-Anne Faull
1989 Nicklas Kulti Florencia Labat Wayne Ferreira Andrea Strnadová
1990 Andrea Gaudenzi Karina Habšudová Marten Renström Karina Habšudová
1991 Thomas Enqvist Zdeňka Málková Karim Alami Nancy Feber
Eva Martincová
1992 Brian Dunn Rossana de los Ríos Enrique Abaroa Laurence Courtois
1993 Marcelo Ríos Nino Louarsabishvili Steven Downs Cristina Moros
1994 Federico Browne Martina Hingis Benjamin Ellwood Martina Nedelkova
1995 Mariano Zabaleta Anna Kournikova Kepler Orellana Ludmila Varmužová
1996 Sébastien Grosjean Amélie Mauresmo Sébastien Grosjean Jitka Schönfeldová Michaela Paštiková
1997 Arnaud Di Pasquale Cara Black Nicolás Massú Irina Selyutina Cara Black
1998 Roger Federer Jelena Dokić José de Armas Eva Dyrberg
1999 Kristian Pless Lina Krasnoroutskaya Julien Benneteau Nicolas Mahut Daniela Bedáňová
2000 Andy Roddick María Emilia Salerni Lee Childs James Nelson María Emilia Salerni
2001 Gilles Müller Svetlana Kuznetsova Bruno Echagaray Santiago González Petra Cetkovská
2002 Richard Gasquet Barbora Strýcová Florin Mergea Horia Tecău Elke Clijsters
2003 Marcos Baghdatis Kirsten Flipkens Scott Oudsema Andrea Hlaváčková
Combined ranking (2004–present)
Year Boys Girls
2004 Gaël Monfils Michaëlla Krajicek
2005 Donald Young Victoria Azarenka
2006 Thiemo de Bakker Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2007 Ričardas Berankis Urszula Radwańska
2008 Yang Tsung-hua Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
2009 Daniel Berta Kristina Mladenovic
2010 Juan Sebastián Gómez Daria Gavrilova
2011 Jiří Veselý Irina Khromacheva
2012 Filip Peliwo Taylor Townsend
2013 Alexander Zverev Belinda Bencic
2014 Andrey Rublev Catherine "CiCi" Bellis

Juniors

Source: World Champions Men and World Champions Women at ITF Tennis.

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles
1978 Björn Borg Chris Evert
1979 Martina Navratilova
1980 Chris Evert-Lloyd
1981 John McEnroe
1982 Jimmy Connors Martina Navratilova
1983 John McEnroe
1984
1985 Ivan Lendl
1986
1987 Steffi Graf
1988 Mats Wilander
1989 Boris Becker
1990 Ivan Lendl
1991 Stefan Edberg Monica Seles
1992 Jim Courier
1993 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1994 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1995 Steffi Graf
1996 Todd Woodbridge &
Mark Woodforde
Lindsay Davenport &
Mary Joe Fernández
1997 Martina Hingis Lindsay Davenport &
Jana Novotná
1998 Lindsay Davenport Jacco Eltingh &
Paul Haarhuis
Lindsay Davenport &
Natasha Zvereva
1999 Andre Agassi Martina Hingis Mahesh Bhupathi &
Leander Paes
Martina Hingis &
Anna Kournikova
2000 Gustavo Kuerten Todd Woodbridge &
Mark Woodforde
Julie Halard-Decugis &
Ai Sugiyama
2001 Lleyton Hewitt Jennifer Capriati Jonas Björkman &
Todd Woodbridge
Lisa Raymond &
Rennae Stubbs
2002 Serena Williams Daniel Nestor &
Mark Knowles
Virginia Ruano Pascual &
Paola Suárez
2003 Andy Roddick Justine Henin-Hardenne Bob Bryan &
Mike Bryan
2004 Roger Federer Anastasia Myskina
2005 Kim Clijsters Lisa Raymond &
Samantha Stosur
2006 Justine Henin
2007 Cara Black &
Liezel Huber
2008 Rafael Nadal Jelena Janković Daniel Nestor &
Nenad Zimonjić
2009 Roger Federer Serena Williams Bob Bryan &
Mike Bryan
Serena Williams &
Venus Williams
2010 Rafael Nadal Caroline Wozniacki Gisela Dulko &
Flavia Pennetta
2011 Novak Djokovic Petra Kvitová Květa Peschke &
Katarina Srebotnik
2012 Serena Williams Sara Errani &
Roberta Vinci
2013
2014

Seniors

ITF World Champions

National Members

In 2013, the ITF fined the Israel Tennis Association "more than $13,000 ... for the inconvenience" of having to reschedule a tennis match between the Israeli and Belgian teams that was originally scheduled on Yom Kippur.[12]

In 2013, the ITF Board of Directors found that the Tunisian Tennis Federation had breached the ITF Constitution by interfering with international sporting practice and ordering Tunisian player Malek Jaziri not to compete against Israeli player Amir Weintraub at the 2013 Tashkent Challenger in October. "The Board ... voted to suspend Tunisia from the 2014 Davis Cup competition."[11] ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti said: 'There is no room for prejudice of any kind in sport or in society. The ITF Board decided to send a strong message to the Tunisian Tennis Federation that this kind of action will not be tolerated.'[11]

Controversy

In late 2004 the ITF initiated a new IPIN (International Player Identification Number) programme that requires all players who play in ITF Pro Circuit tournaments to register online.[7] The use of IPIN has since been extended to include the ITF Junior, Seniors, and Wheelchair Circuits. A player's IPIN, which is 3 letters followed by 7 numbers, is assigned upon registration and will not change during the course of his or her career.[8] Once registered, players can use the IPIN website to enter and withdraw from ITF tournaments, access tournament information and updates, and see details relating to any code of conduct offenses.[9][10] Annual IPIN registration fees vary depending on the ITF circuit chosen by the player.

IPIN

Once players can ‘serve, rally and score’ they should have a rating to help them find players of a similar level to play with.

  • 10.1 for players using green balls on the full-size court
  • 10.2 for players using orange balls on the 18 metre court
  • 10.3 for players using red balls on the 11 metre court

Below ITN 10 there are 3 further categories linked to the slower balls:

Conversion charts have been developed linking the ITN to other existing rating systems in ITF tennis nations and in time it is hoped that every tennis player worldwide will have a rating.

The International Tennis Number (ITN)[6] is an international tennis rating system that gives tennis players a number that represents their general level of play. Players are rated from ITN 1 (ATP or WTA standard or equivalent) to 10 (starter players).

ITN

The ITF is responsible for maintaining an international under-18 junior circuit for boys and girls, as well as international wheelchair tennis and seniors tennis circuits.

While the ATP Tour and WTA Tour control most other high-level professional tournaments, the ITF runs developmental professional tours for men and women. The ITF Men's Circuit consists of Futures tournaments with prize funds of USD 10,000 or USD 15,000. Medium level men's tournaments are run by the ATP through the ATP Challenger Tour. The ITF previously also ran four-week satellite tournaments of roughly the same quality level as Futures tournaments, but they were discontinued after the 2006 season. The ITF Women's Circuit incorporates both lower and mid-level tournaments, with prize funds ranging from USD 10,000 to USD 100,000. Virtually every ATP and WTA player started by playing on the ITF circuits.

The ITF operates the three major international team competitions in the sport, the Davis Cup for men, the Fed Cup for women and the Hopman Cup, mixed teams. The ITF also sanctions the four grand slams: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

Function

Contents

  • Function 1
  • ITN 2
  • IPIN 3
  • Controversy 4
  • National Members 5
  • ITF World Champions 6
    • Seniors 6.1
    • Juniors 6.2
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Its official annual is The ITF Year, describing the activities of the ITF over last 12 months. This replaced World of Tennis, which was the official annual from 1969 to 2001.

Originally based in Paris, its funds were moved to London, England during World War II and from that time onward the ITF has been run from the UK capital. It was based at Wimbledon until 1987 when it moved to Barons Court, next door to Queens Club. It then moved again in 1998 to the Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton its current base of operations.[5]

It was at this time that two compromises were reached: the title 'world championships' would be abolished and wording would be 'for ever in the English language'.[4] In 1924 it became the officially recognised organisation with authority to control lawn tennis throughout the world, with official 'ILTF Rules of Tennis'. In 1977 it dropped the word 'lawn' from its title, recognising that most tennis was no longer played on grass.

It was established as the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) by 12 national associations meeting at a conference in Paris, France on 1 March 1913, and discussions on rules and policy continued through 1923.[2][3]

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