The ITF has announced the creation of a new committee to promote equal opportunities on and off the court.
The goal of the Women in Sport Committee will be to advise and make recommendations to the ITF Board of Directors on ways of promoting equal opportunities for girls and women to participate in tennis and the leadership of the sport, and will be chaired by USTA President and ITF Board member Katrina Adams.
ITF President David Haggerty said: “Tennis can be proud to be a sport that provides equal opportunities on the 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 see the creation of a new ITF Women in Sport Committee as an important step in promoting equal opportunities for girls and women to play tennis 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.”