ITF announces 2020-2021 Committees and Commissions
The ITF has today announced the composition of its Committees and Commissions for 2020-21. A total of over 190 representatives from over 70 nations have been invited to serve on a range of ITF Committees, Commissions and Taskforces that assist the ITF and its Board of Directors across key areas of the sport.
Committee members include representatives of the ITF Board, member nations and other individuals with specific areas of expertise, all of whom give their time on a voluntary basis. The announcement is made on International Volunteer Day as a reflection of how many people give their time for the benefit of tennis worldwide.
In line with the ITF2024 strategy, the 2020-21 appointments reflect the ITF’s drive for gender equality, inclusion and cooperation. Female representation has increased to 33% but remains an area that the ITF will continue to prioritise through its Advantage All programme.
ITF President David Haggerty said: “Tennis can be proud of its achievements in providing equal opportunities on court, but we recognise that this is not yet reflected in leadership roles at the highest levels. In addition to increasing the number of women on our own committees, we encourage our national and regional associations to continue to increase diversity on their boards and committees so that our future pool of talented leaders have the opportunity to develop and assume senior positions in our sport.”
“The next few years will be important for the ITF as we strive to increase tennis participation and achieve the ITF2024 strategic priorities. Committees will play a critical role in providing the resources needed to meet the challenges that lie ahead.”