Nominations announced for ITF Board of Directors

London, Mar 28, 2013: The ITF has announced the following nominations for the ITF Board of Directors for the period 2013-2015. Elections for the 13 board members will take place on 12 July 2013 at the ITF’s Annual General Meeting in Paris, France.

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) *

Stefan Tzvetkov (BUL)

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.

About the ITF

The ITF is the world governing body of tennis and beach tennis, responsible for the rules of both sports and maintaining the integrity of tennis. In addition to its administrative role, the ITF is the owner and international rightsholder of the two largest annual international team competitions in sport, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

The ITF also manages the Olympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IOC. Through its Science and Technical Department, the ITF closely monitors both equipment and technology, while its Officiating Department oversees the education and advancement of officials worldwide. The ITF organises over 1,000 weeks of men’s and women’s professional tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit and coordinates the rapidly growing ITF Beach Tennis Tour.

Through its Tennis Development Department that oversees the development of tennis worldwide, the ITF manages the ITF Junior Circuit and team competitions for elite juniors as well as international tennis events and programmes for wheelchair and senior players. The ITF also manages the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme on behalf of the sport and is a partner in the Tennis Integrity Unit. —- ITF

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