International Tennis Federation (ITF)

International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the world governing body of tennis. Founded in 1913, its purpose is to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the sport, delivering tennis for future generations in association with its 213 member nations. The ITF oversees the rules and regulations that govern international and national competition.

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About International Tennis Federation (ITF)

The ITF is responsible for the worldwide development of tennis through its highly regarded global Development Programme, its Science and Technical department which monitors equipment and technology, and its Officiating department which oversees the education and advancement of officials.

The ITF organises up to 1,500 weeks of men’s, women’s, and junior tournaments on the ITF World Tennis Tour, and manages the ITF junior team competitions, ITF Beach Tennis Tour, UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour.

The ITF is the owner and rightsholder of the men’s and women’s World Cups of Tennis, Davis Cup by Rakuten and Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge respectively, the two largest annual international team competitions in tennis. The ITF manages the Olympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IOC and the Paralympic Tennis Event on behalf of the IPC and the Qualification Pathways for both events at the Games.

ITF Juniors
The ITF junior team competitions currently cover two age groups: 14 & Under and 16 & Under. Both events give young, elite tennis players the opportunity to experience international competition and the unique atmosphere of playing in a team for their country.

ITF Masters
The ITF World Championships is the pinnacle of the ITF World Tennis Masters Tour, providing competitive opportunities on the world stage for players from the 30+ to 90+ age categories at both team and individual level

One of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, wheelchair tennis is played in the same way as able-bodied tennis, with the only exception being that a wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. The major tournaments for Wheelchair tennis is the World Team Cup which is the equivalent of the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup and the Singles and Doubles Masters which are held annually around the world.

Beach Tennis is a rapidly-growing sport with a bold aim: to become the leading beach sport for professional and junior athletes worldwide.

The ITF Beach Tennis World Tour comprises over 300 tournaments in 37 countries, with the sport's flagship competitions including the ITF Beach Tennis World Championships and the ITF Beach Tennis World Cup, as well as Regional Championships in Europe, Africa and the Americas

World Tennis Tour (WTT)
The ITF World Tennis Tour provides entry-level professional tennis tournaments and provides a pathway between the ITF Junior World Tennis Tour and the elite levels of professional tennis. The results of ITF tournaments are incorporated into the ATP Ranking, which enables professionals to progress to the ATP Challenger Tour and ATP Tour, and ultimately the Grand Slams. The Tour offers approximately 550 tournaments across 70 countries.

World Tennis Number (WTN)
The ITF World Tennis Number is a single global tennis rating for all tennis players, regardless of age, gender or ability. The ITF and its Member Association have come together to share data and expertise to create a global community for all players. WTN will make it easier than ever to find evenly matched opponents and competitive opportunities wherever you are in the world, no matter your ability.


The 4 main ITF values are:
Innovative – being progressive and open to change, challenging ourselves and others to find new solutions
Proactive – Taking the initiative, being ambitious in our outlook and building on our energy and dynamism
Inclusive – Building on our diversity, developing collaborative relationships based on trust and transparency
Accountable – Being professional, principled, dependable and working with total integrity

Learning & Development
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  • Annual allowance for learning a language

  • Workshops and courses run throughout the year

  • Bespoke learning and development for all teams

  • Financial and study-time support for selected and relevant professional qualifications

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