India’s Anil Khanna was named one of three vice presidents of the global Tennis Federation (ITF) on Saturday, a day after missing out to David Haggerty in a vote for the top job. Swiss Rene Stammbach and Juan Margets, of Spain, has earlier been eliminated from the four-man race in the first round. Haggerty is an experienced tennis administrator, having held a variety of roles within the USTA since 2001 and within the ITF since 2009.
ITF president David Haggerty said: “The selection of vice presidents reflects the diversity on the new board, and the experience of these board members”. Away from tennis administration, Haggerty had a 30-year career in the racquet industry, and is a former Chairman of Head U.S., President of Penn Racquet Sports, and President of Dunlop Maxfli Slazenger Sports.
Haggerty was elected Friday by the ITF – best known for running the Davis Cup – and replaces Francesco Ricci Bitti of Italy.
“It is a privilege and an honor to be elected President of the ITF. I want to thank Francesco, who has done so much for the ITF over the last 16 years, for his leadership and friendship”.