08 Jul 2013

Centenary AGM to be held in Paris

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The ITF Board of Directors

The 2013 ITF Annual General Meeting is being held this week at L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The AGM, hosted by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in the ITF’s centenary year, takes place on 9-12 July with over 300 delegates, partners and staff from National Associations, Regional Associations, Foundation Members and Recognised Organisations. The  ITF was founded in Paris on 1 March 1913.

The Draw for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas will also be held during the AGM on Wednesday 10 July at 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT) at the BNP Paribas offices in Paris.

Delegates will be guests of the ITF and FFT for Thursday’s Centenary Celebration Dinner at the Chateau de Versailles, while the Czech Tennis Association (CTA), as Davis Cup and Fed Cup champions, and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) will also host functions. The mayor of Paris will host the Farewell Drinks at the Hotel de Ville on Friday.

Ahead of the formal AGM on Friday 12 July, break-out groups will be held on various topics to allow delegates to share information and ideas from the world of tennis. Awards for Services to the Game will also be presented during the week.

Elections for the 13 members of the 2013-15 ITF Board of Directors will be held at the AGM. The following 21 candidates are seeking a place on the board:


Tarak Cherif (TUN)
Sergio Elias (CHI)
Ismail El Shafei (EGY) *
Jean Gachassin (FRA) *
Jack Graham (CAN) *
David Haggerty (USA)
Steven Healy (AUS)
Nao Kawatei (JPN)
Anil Khanna (IND)
Chris Kypriotis (BRA) *
Ronald Leitgeb (AUT)
Suwat Liptapanlop (THA) *
Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer (SWE)
Juan Margets (ESP) *
Antonio Martinez Cascales (ESP)
Roman Murashkovsky (RUS) *
Stuart Smith (GBR) *
Rene Stammbach (SUI) *
Karin van Bijsterveld (NED)
Jon Vegosen (USA) *
Georg von Waldenfels (GER) *

* incumbent board member

The President of the ITF is elected for a four-year term, with the current term ending at the 2015 ITF AGM. Therefore there will not be a presidential election this year.

Keep checking the website this week for further updates from the AGM in Paris.