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International Tennis Federation
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International Tennis Federation

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations.

It was established as the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) by 12 national associations meeting at a conference in Paris, France on 1 March 1913. In 1924 it became the officially recognised organisation with authority to control lawn tennis throughout the world, with official official 'ILTF Rules of Tennis'. In 1977 it dropped the word 'lawn' from its tiltle, recognising that most tennis was not played on grass.

Originally based in Paris, it moved to Roehampton in south-west London during World War II, where it has remained.

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