COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: The 2012 ITF Annual General Meeting kicked off on Wednesday with 220 delegates, partners and staff arriving in Copenhagen. The annual delegates and partners tennis event, which has become the traditional curtain raiser to the AGM, was a big success at the KB tennis club.
ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti greeted the delegates and partners saying, “Over the next few days, we will have time to discuss the issues facing tennis and the ITF, but also the opportunity to experience this wonderful city. Our thanks to the Danish Tennis Association and its President Henrik Klitvad for their warm hospitality and the great organisation of this AGM.”
Thursday’s itinerary includes Breakout sessions with topics ranging from Communications, Development and Event Organisation to ITF/NA relations and membership. The Breakout sessions feature 12 ITF National Associations presenting on topics where they have particular expertise. Four of the six ITF Regional Associations - Tennis Europe, COSAT, CAT and the Asian Tennis Federation - are also meeting on Thursday.
On Thursday evening, the delegates and partners will be hosted at a dinner by the Danish Tennis Association at the Restaurant Groften in the famous Tivoli Gardens.