International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF)
Established in 1954, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum (ITHF) is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, encouraging junior tennis development, providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts, and enshrining tennis heroes and heroines with one of the highest honours in the sport - induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The ITHF is located at the historic Newport Casino, the site of the first US National Championships in 1881. The International Tennis Hall of Fame has been officially recognised by the ITF since 1986.
In 1999, the ITHF and the ITF introduced the Golden Achievement Award to recognise an individual who has made important contributions internationally to tennis in administration, promotion or education, and who has devoted long and outstanding service to the sport.
Both organisations present Awards of Excellence for Davis Cup and Fed Cup, to an individual from the nation or region in which the host nation for the semifinals/finals are located who represents the ideals of the competition.
For more information, please visit the website at www.tennisfame.com.
International Clubs (ICs)
“Hands across the net, friendship across the ocean.”
The International Clubs (ICs) were created between the two world wars to encourage tennis players to foster friendship and goodwill through international tennis competition. During this time there was a growing realisation that tennis could be more than just a game and that matches could be used to build bridges and relationships between individuals with very different social, cultural and political backgrounds. There are now 40 ICs spanning the five continents of the world.
The IC has more than four thousand individual members. They have played and competed on many courts for many hours all around the world. By so doing, they have acquired many of the skills that they use regularly outside the game. How we play sport is generally an indication of how we approach life. As an individual, tennis teaches us not only the dedication required to better ourselves, but through team competition we learn how develop mutual respect for our fellow teammates. These skills, along with others, give us the confidence and strength to take up many different social and professional challenges.
As an organisation, the IC is proud, though its Memorandum of Understanding with the ITF, for the IC Philanthropy Programme to be associated with the ITF’s broader development efforts to help underprivileged children learn a sport and, by doing so, acquire skills which will help them along life's path.
For more information, please visit the website at www.ic-tennis.org.
The Association of Centenary Tennis Clubs (CTC) was founded in 1996 by eight European clubs who shared the aim of creating an international organisation to support the tradition of tennis.
Each of the founder clubs had a history dating back over 100 years, and has played a significant sporting, tennis and social role in their communities.
The CTC continues to grow, and is now a worldwide movement, comprised of 59 member clubs spread across five continents.
The Association organises a wide variety of international friendly tournaments each year. These are open to member clubs and cater for participants of all age groups and levels, ranging from Under 12s to former professional players.
The CTC is affiliated to both the ITF and Tennis Europe, and has a long-term partnership with wealth management firm EFG International.
For more information, please visit the website at www.centenarytennisclubs.org.