ITF to elect new President at 2015 ITF AGM

The ITF will elect its new President at the 2015 ITF Annual General Meeting in Santiago, Chile on Friday 25 September.

The ITF will elect its new President at the 2015 ITF Annual General Meeting in Santiago, Chile on Friday 25 September. The AGM programme will be hosted by the Chilean Tennis Federation at the Santiago Marriott Hotel on 23-25 September, with over 280 delegates, partners and staff from National Associations, Regional Associations, Foundation Members and Recognised Organisations.

The following four candidates are standing for the position of ITF President for a four-year term from 2015-19. The new President will replace outgoing ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, who has decided to step down after 16 years in office.

David Haggerty (USA)

Anil Khanna (IND)

Juan Margets Lobato (ESP)

Rene Stammbach (SUI)

Elections will also be held for the new ITF Board of Directors for a four-year term from 2015-19. The following 26 candidates are standing for 13 positions on the Board:

Katrina Adams (USA)

Tarak Cherif (TUN) *

Martin Corrie (GBR)

Goran Djokovic (SRB)

Sergio Elias (CHI) *

Ismail El Shafei (EGY)

Jose Luis Escanuela Romana (ESP)

Luisanna Fodde (ITA)

Rodolfo Garcia Muriel (MEX)

Bernard Giudicelli (FRA)

Jack Graham (CAN) *

David Haggerty (USA) *

Stephen Healy (AUS) *

Anil Khanna (IND) *

Ulrich Klaus (GER)

Thomas Koenigsfeldt (DEN)

Jorge Lacerda da Rosa (BRA)

Celia Patrick (NZL)

Aleksei Selivanenko (RUS)

Rene Stammbach (SUI) *

Predrag Stojcevic (CRO)

Marina Tauber (MDA)

Stefan Tzvetkov (BUL)

Ayda Uluc (TUR)

Bulat Utemuratov (KAZ)

Karin van Bijsterveld (NED)

* Incumbent Board Member

The Draw for the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will be held during the AGM at the Santiago Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 23 September at 19:00 local time (22:00 GMT). At Friday’s AGM, nations will also vote on the introduction of fifth set tiebreaks in Davis Cup starting in 2016.

Ahead of the formal AGM, Regional Association meetings will be held on Wednesday, while Key Issues sessions will take place on Thursday. Awards for Services to the Game will also be presented during the week.

For more information, contact:

ITF Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 4632

Email: communications@itftennis.com

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