David Haggerty has been re-elected as President of the International Tennis Federation, following a landslide victory, during the first round of voting at the ITF Annual General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday, 27 September.
The American, who was up against three other candidates — David Miley, Anil Khanna and Ivo Kaderka, claimed 60.5% of the 428 votes cast, ensuring there was no need for a second round of voting. He will head the world body for another four years.
It is an honour to be re-elected as President of @ITF_Tennis. I am truly grateful for the support of the ITF family and I am looking forward to continuing the great progress we have made together in the exciting years ahead. pic.twitter.com/pZ8zCBWk3G
— Dave Haggerty (@HaggertyTennis) September 27, 2019
Among the tasks facing Haggerty in his second term as president, which runs until 2023, is reform of the Fed Cup, the top women’s team competition.
Also, amongst other promises made, the American says the ITF will create an executive training programme for leaders and managers within ITF member nations, as it will be a great opportunity to further engage, develop a nation’s management team and enhance their organisation.
During his first tenure, Haggerty oversaw the restructuring of the ITF Tour, which is to bring about an increase in competitiveness and provide a clear and fair pathway for talented players.