• International Tennis Federation (ITF) appoints South African’s to ITF Committees and Commissions
Johannesburg, South Africa - In a boost for tennis and sport in South Africa, The International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed that they had appointed four South African tennis administrators to various ITF Commissions.
The appointments will be for the 2015-2017 period.
TSA President and Acting CEO, Gavin Crookes of Kwa-Zulu Natal will serve as a Member of the Non World Group Davis Cup Fed Cup Taskforce.
Riad Davids of the Western Cape, the TSA Vice President will serve as a Member of the ITF Junior Committee.
The third Board member selected by the ITF is Ronnie Van’t Hof of Gauteng who will join the ITF Seniors Committee.
Leon Freimond of Pretoria who is the current TSA Manager of Performance Tennis, Coaching and Schools will serve on the Coaches Commission.
David Haggerty, President of the ITF said that the appointment of the South African’s was based on information received from the individuals from a wide variety of sources and based on this input the ITF believed the appointed South Africans background, skills, experience, competencies, talent and passion would truly contribute in helping the ITF make a difference.
“The next few years will be important for the ITF as we strive to increase tennis participation and achieve the ITF’s strategic priorities” said Haggerty. “Committees and Commissions will play a critical role in providing the resources needed to meet the challenges that lie ahead and I am sure the appointed gentlemen from South Africa will contribute to meeting those challenges” continued Haggerty.