Structure



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.


AGM

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 2015 AGM took place in Santiago, Chile on 23-25 September, while the 2016 AGM is being held in Zagreb, Croatia in the week commencing 20 June.

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.

The Board, composed of candidates nominated by National Associations from different parts of the world, 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 for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Finance, Juniors, ITF Rules, ITF Women’s Circuit, Olympics, Rules of Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis and Seniors.

The current Board of Directors for the years 2015-19, elected at the 2015 AGM in Santiago, Chile, is as follows:

President
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.

President
David Haggerty

Chief Operating Officer
Juan Margets

Senior Executive Directors
Kris Dent, Professional Tennis
Dr Stuart Miller, Science and Technical

Executive Directors
Justine Albert, Professional Tennis Events
Dominic Anghileri, Finance and Administration
Jackie Nesbitt, ITF Circuits
Luca Santilli, Executive Director Tennis Development
Andrew Walker, Commercial

Heads of Department
Jamie Capel-Davies, Science and Technical
Soeren Friemel, Officiating
Mat Pemble, Information & Communications Technology
Jane O'Sullivan, Human Resources
Barbara Travers, Communications

Managers
Mark Bullock, Wheelchair Tennis
Fiona Conroy, Television
Jane Sheedy, Sponsorship
Ed Pearson, Digital Services
Alistair Williams, Professional Circuits

Departments

The ITF is split into five main departments that work together to achieve the organisation's objectives.

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.

Commercial
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, view the ITF Constitution (available in PDF format at the bottom of this page in English, French and Spanish).

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

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

ITF Women’s Circuit Committee
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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

Juniors Committee
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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

Olympic Committee
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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

Constitutional Committee
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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
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Advises and makes recommendations on the Rules of Tennis

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

Wheelchair Tennis Committee

Athletes Commission

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

Coaches Commission
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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

Sports 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

PILA Panel



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