The ITF is pleased to announce that Nitin Kannamwar, a Gold Badge Referee from India, has been appointed as the new ITF Officiating Regional Officer for Asia. He will report directly to the ITF Head of Officiating Enric Molina and will be responsible for working with the Asian Tennis Federation and member National Associations to improve officiating in the region.
Kannamwar has played an active role in Asian Officiating for many years in terms of mentoring, education and improvement of officials. He has conducted many National Level Officiating Schools to spread tennis officiating in many regions of Asia. Up to now, he has worked at almost 50 Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties as Chair Umpire and Referee and participated in 28 Grand Slam tournaments. He has also been involved in the Asian Games as Supervisor/Referee since 2002 and was also the referee for the first Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore in 2010. He was also Assistant Chief of Umpires at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics and Chief of Umpires at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.
In 2002, he received an award from the Asian Tennis Federation for Outstanding Performance in Officiating and he is currently a member of the Officiating and Tournaments Committee for the Asian Tennis Federation.
Kannamwar will start his new role on 2 April and will be joining Iain Smith (Africa), Ricardo Reis (South America) and Anders Wennberg (Europe) in the team of ITF Officiating Regional Officers.