The ITF has over 80 staff based at its headquarters in Roehampton, south-west London, and also employs individuals on a contract basis around the world, such as coaches, development officers and officials.


The main forum for the National Associations is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) where major policy initiatives and topics of current controversy or concern are debated and decided. Any amendments to the Rules of the ITF, the Rules of Tennis or the regulations of the major ITF competitions have to be passed by the AGM.

The AGM takes place in a different country each year and all National Associations may send delegates, although only full member nations are entitled to vote. The 2017 AGM took place in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam on 1-4 August while the 2018 AGM will be held in Orlando, Florida on 13-16 August.

Board of Directors

The ITF President and Board of Directors are elected every four years by the National Associations at the AGM. A maximum 12-year period of service applies to both the President and Board of Directors (although term limits as a Board Member and as President are considered independently from each other).

The Board is composed of the President, 13 candidates nominated and elected by National Associations and two Athlete Representatives (one male and one female). For the results of the 2015 Board election please click here. For further details on the nomination and election process of the Board, refer to Article 21 of the ITF Constitution.

The Board has the administrative power to implement day-to-day management decisions in between AGMs, including managing and overseeing the ITF’s international competitions, as well as Rules, Regulations and Codes of Conduct.

In addition, the Board administers the finances of the ITF and appoints committees and commissions to which they may delegate work.

Members of the Board of Directors are not entitled to remuneration for their services but are reimbursed business class travel expenses incurred and paid a $500 per diem to cover hotel costs incurred in connection with their attendance at meetings of the Directors and Annual General Meeting. The position of the President is full time, permanent and paid, the contract and remuneration is determined by the Board in advance of elections and reviewed annually by a Remuneration Committee.

The current Board of Directors for the years 2015-19, elected at the 2015 AGM in Santiago, Chile, is as follows. Click here for more information about the current Board members or click on the names below for bios of individual Board members.

David Haggerty (USA)

Vice Presidents
Katrina Adams (USA)
Anil Khanna (IND)
Rene Stammbach (SUI)

Board Members
Martin Corrie (GBR)
Sergio Elias (CHI)
Ismail El Shafei (EGY)
Bernard Giudicelli (FRA)
Jack Graham (CAN)
Thomas Koenigsfeldt (DEN)
Celia Patrick (NZL)
Aleksei Selivanenko (RUS)
Stefan Tzvetkov (BUL)
Bulat Utemuratov (KAZ)

Athlete Board Members
Mary Pierce (FRA)
Mark Woodforde (AUS)

Executive Officers

The day-to-day duties of the ITF are carried out by the secretariat, led by the President and Chief Operating Officer.

David Haggerty

Chief Operating Officer
Kelly Fairweather

Senior Executive Directors
Kris Dent, Professional Tennis
Dr Stuart Miller, Development and Integrity

Executive Directors
Justine Albert, Professional Tennis Events
Dominic Anghileri, Finance and Administration
Jackie Nesbitt, ITF Circuits
Luca Santilli, Tennis Development
Tim Stemp, Commercial
Steve Wilson, Communications and International Relations

Heads of Department
Jamie Capel-Davies, Science and Technical
Soeren Friemel, Officiating
Mat Pemble, Information and Communications Technology
Jane O'Sullivan, Human Resources
Alistair Williams, Wheelchair Tennis and Live Scoring


The ITF is split into five main departments that work together to achieve the organisation's objectives. Click here for a full organisation chart.

Presidential and Communications
The closeness of the Presidential and Communications areas ensures that communications and public relations are fully integrated within decision making processes. The Communications department also produces numerous publications, oversees the management of the ITF’s family of websites, and provides media support for the Grand Slam events, and Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

The Commercial department has responsibility for TV rights and sponsorship sales. The department concentrates on developing and strengthening the ITF's existing brands, and also maintaining relationships with existing and new sponsors, broadcasters and the tennis industry as a whole.

ITF Circuits and Professional Tennis Events
The ITF Circuits and Professional Tennis Events department includes all ITF Circuits (Pro Circuit, Juniors, Seniors, Wheelchair and Beach Tennis), Live Scoring, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, Olympic Tennis and Hopman Cup.   

Integrity and Development
The Integrity and Development department focuses on the development of tennis worldwide, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Doping, Science and Medicine, and Technical. It is also responsible for Coaching, the Grand Slam Development Fund, Rules of Tennis, ITF Constitution and good governance. 

Finance and Administration
The responsibilities of the Finance and Administration department are broad and include human resources, staff travel, accounts and information technology.

Committees and Commissions

ITF Committees and Commissions exist in order to deal with matters relating to and focus attention onto various aspects of the game. They are made up of representatives from the Board of Directors, full member nations and other invited individuals.

For a full list of current members of ITF Committees and Commissions click here (also available in PDF format at the bottom of this page).

Davis Cup Committee (appointed every two years)
- Manages the World Group and Zone Group events
- Ensures the uniform application of the Davis Cup Code of Conduct
- Administers the funds of the Competition
- Reports to the Board of Directors on all financial matters
- Imposes penalties according to the Davis Cup Regulations

Fed Cup Committee (appointed every two years)
- Manages the World Group I, World Group II and Zone Group events
- Ensures the uniform application of the Fed Cup Code of Conduct
- Administers the funds of the Competition
- Reports to the Committee of Management on all financial matters
- Imposes penalties according to the Fed Cup Regulations

Olympic Committee
Organises all aspects and controls the technical direction of tennis events included in the Olympic Games, in accordance with, and under the overall control of the International Olympic Committee
- Provides technical advice and assistance to organising Committees of Regional Games and other such games

Juniors Committee
Promotes and develops the junior game
- Organises the Junior Davis Cup, Junior Fed Cup and the World Junior Tennis events
- Regulates the calendar of International Junior Competitions

Wheelchair Tennis Committee
Promotes and develops wheelchair tennis, from grassroots to elite performance
- Regulates the BNP Paribas World Team Cup
- Regulates the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, NEC Masters and UNIQLO Doubles Masters

Seniors Committee
Promotes Seniors Tennis
- Controls the calendar of Senior International Tournaments
- Maintains and publishes international rankings of veteran tennis players

Beach Tennis Committee
Promotes and develops the sport of beach tennis
- Regulates the professional ITF Beach Tennis Tour
- Regulates World Team Championship and individual World Championships 

ITF Women’s Circuit Committee
Ensures that the rules are unified
- Discusses and approves any rule amendments

ITF Men's Circuit Committee
- Ensures that the rules are unified
- Discusses and approves any rule amendments

Finance Committee
Regulates the finances of the ITF and reports to each Board Meeting on all financial matters

ITF Remco Committee

Constitutional Committee
Advises and makes recommendations to the Rules of the ITF, and the Regulations for Davis Cup, Fed Cup and other Official Team Championships and Competitions of the ITF.

Rules of Tennis Committee
Advises and makes recommendations on the Rules of Tennis

Women in Sport Committee
- Advise and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the development and implementation of the ITF Women in Sport strategy
- To promote equal opportunities for girls and women to participate in tennis and the leadership of the sport

Athletes Commission

Coaches Commission
The Commission offers advice on any matter relating to coaching at all levels of the game
- Provides a forum for coaches to meet regularly so that ideas can be exchanged

Joint Media Commission (consisting of representatives across all areas of the media)
- Improve working conditions for journalists at the Grand Slams, Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, the Olympic Games and other ITF events
- Establish a forum to discuss issues within the ITF and within the game at large
- Develop ways to better promote the game, the ITF and ITF competitions, both with journalists and with the public

Sport Science and Medicine Commission (established in 1985)
- Holds authoritative role on tennis-specific sports science and sports medicine issues

Technical Commission (includes representatives from the men's and women's professional tours)
- Responsible for protecting the nature of the game by monitoring developments in equipment manufacturing and ensuring that technical specifications are adhered to
- Keeps a balance between the preservation of the challenge and skills traditionally required to play the game, while encouraging innovation in product development designed to make tennis more exciting to play and watch
- Maintains close contact with equipment and facility manufacturers, academic institutes with expertise in sports technology, and other parties with interests in the future of the game so that the Rules of Tennis (as they relate to equipment) are administered, with particular reference to racket and ball technology

Development Advisors Group