03 May 2013

Development Programme report launched online

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The ITF has launched the 2012 Development Programme Annual Report online. The report contains information on the projects supported by the ITF and the Grand Slam Development Fund.

The Development Programme is jointly funded by the International Tennis Federation and the Grand Slam tournaments (via the Grand Slam Development Fund). The Fund was originally established in 1986 after The Championships at Wimbledon donated money from their event to development and shortly afterwards the other three Grand Slams joined. The purpose of the Fund is to encourage and increase competitive opportunities in less developed tennis regions.

In 2012, $4.62million was spent on development projects throughout the world, with $2.5million being provided by the ITF and $1.62million by the Grand Slam nations. In addition, income of $504,865 was also provided by Olympic Solidarity (OS) and other sources for development projects.

Olympic Solidarity is the part of the International Olympic Committee that distributes television income from the Olympic Games to National Olympic Committees and since the reintroduction of tennis into the Olympic family in Seoul in 1988, the ITF, through the development department, has collaborated closely with OS on a variety of programmes designed to help tennis grow around the world.

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