• Short Summary

    THE INTERNATIONAL LAWN TENNIS FEDERATION (ILTF) VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN PARIS, FRANCE, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN FAVOUR OF OPEN TENNIS.

  • Description

    THE INTERNATIONAL LAWN TENNIS FEDERATION (ILTF) VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN PARIS, FRANCE, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN FAVOUR OF OPEN TENNIS. THIS DECISION, TAKEN AT THE ILTF'S EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING, GIVES THE GO-AHEAD FOR PROFESSIONAL TO TAKE PART IN THE FORMERLY STRICTLY AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIA, BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES.

    THE DELEGATES ACCEPTED ALL THREE POINTS RECOMMENDED IN A REPORT BY THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. THESE ARE: (1) THE RETENTION OF THE IDEA OF AMATEURISM IN THE RULES OF THE ILTF; (2) THE RIGHT OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS TO SELF-DETERMINATION REGARDING THE STATUS OR STATUSES OF THEIR PLAYERS; (3) THE CREATION OF A STRICTLY LIMITED NUMBER OF OPEN TOURNAMENTS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ILTF.

    THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 100 DELEGATES FROM THE 65 MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE ILTF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DF3ZVM3KNP21CK56M1PSQTZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DF3ZVM3KNP21CK56M1PSQTZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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