LONDON: In a welcome move that upholds the long espoused principle that politics should be kept out of international sport, the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation (ITF) late Friday confirmed that this year's Wimbledon Grand Slam has been stripped of ranking points.

Reason: The decision by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), UK's governing body for tennis, following on from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, to ban Russian and Belarusian players from participating in the sport's only grass court Grand Slam.

Oct 11, 2021 20:10
NEW DELHI: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Monday announced as many as seven ITF World Tennis Tour events which are scheduled to be held in the country later this year. These ITF World Tennis Tour events carry a total prize money of $125,000 and will be held in November and December to cap off the 2021 calendar for tennis in India.
Apr 16, 2021 16:04
LAUSANNE: The ITF has announced the results of a first-of-its-kind global research project examining sports gender equality across the media and social media, commissioned as part of its ITF’s Advantage All gender equality strategy, which is supported by the Foundation for Global Sports Development.
Apr 16, 2021 16:04
LAUSANNE: The ITF board of directors has approved the revised date of the world rankings used as part of the Qualification System (QS) to determine direct entries for the Tokyo Olympic Tennis Event at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday 24 July – Sunday 1 August.
Jan 19, 2021 11:01
MADRID: The ITF has confirmed it is considering a series of proposals by event partner Kosmos Tennis to enhance the Davis Cup finals following a thorough review of the inaugural event in 2019. Under the proposals, the ITF board has already approved the finals becoming an 11-day event with the 2021 edition set to take place from 25 November to 5 December.
Sep 18, 2020 17:09
LONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that the Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, has been renamed the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas. It is the first time a major global team competition has been named after a woman, ushering in a new era for the historic tournament and representing a landmark moment for sport.
Jun 02, 2020 18:06
LONDON: The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis. The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event hosts impacted by the suspension of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and postponement of major wheelchair tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 06, 2020 19:05
LONDON: The governing bodies of world tennis have come together to raise in excess of $6 million to create a Player Relief Programme aimed at supporting players who are particularly affected by the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 10, 2020 16:02
NEW DELHI: The International Tennis Federation has confirmed Dubai as the venue for the Asia/Oceania Group I Fed Cup matches, to be held in UAE's commercial capital from March 3 to 7.
Feb 04, 2020 17:02
NEW DELHI: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has postponed the Fed Cup Asia Oceania group-1 women’s tennis tournament, by at least three weeks, according to a release from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) issued Monday.
Jan 31, 2020 16:01
NEW DELHI: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced Friday that the Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group-1 women’s tennis event, scheduled to be held in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, from February 4 to 8, has been postponed.