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Italian Tennis Federation

History of FIT

Costitution

The first Italian club, the Bordighera Lawn Tennis Club, was founded by some English residents in 1878. The first entirely Italian association was founded in Turin in 1880. The first organisation was established in Rome, on 16 April 1894, with the name of the Italian Lawn Tennis Federation. It dissolved a few years later (1898). The organisation was re-established in Florence, on 16 May 1910, with the same name. The Italian team took part at the Davis Cup for the first time in 1922. In 1930 the first Italian Internationals were played in Milan. In 1933 the word "lawn" was removed and the name was changed to the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT), which still remains now. The Federation is listed in Law no. 426 of 16/02/1946.

Denomination

From 1895 to 1933, Federazione Italiana Lawn Tennis (FILT or “Italian Federation of Lawn Tennis”), and later Federazione Italiana Tennis (FIT or “Italian Tennis Federation”).

Federal Office

From 1895 to 1899 in Rome, Florence in 1910, from 1913 to 1928 in Genoa, from 1929 to 1943 in Rome, from 1946 to 1956 in Milan and in Rome since 1956.

First National Championships

1895 (Men), 1913 (women).

First appearance at the Olympic Games

1920 Anversa.

Presidents

1910 Marchese Piero Antinori

1913 - 1927 Beppe Croce

1928 Hon. Augusto Turati

1929 - 1938 Alessandro Lessona

1939 Attilio Fontan

1940 - 1941 Erberto Vasellia

1943 Giorgio de' Stefani

1944 Riccardo Sabbadini

1949 - 1956 Aldo Tolusso

1958 - 1969 Giorgio de' Stefani

1969 - 1973 Luigi Orsini

1973 - 1976 Giorgio Neri

1976 - 1988 Paolo Galgani

1988 - 1989 Mario Pescante

1989 - 1998 Paolo Galgani

1998 - 2000 Francesco Ricci Bitti

2000 - 2000 Gianguido Sacchi Morsiani

2000 - 2000 Luigi Tronchetti Provera

2000 - Angelo Binaghi


Secretaries

1920 - 1927 Mario Codebò

1927 - 1930 Gaspare Cataldo

1931 - 1936 Luigi Orsini

1936 - 1943 Enrico Piccardo

1944 Gino Mario Cini

1945 Enrico Piccardo

1948 - 1957 Enrico Piccardo

1958 - 1973 Franco De Crais

1973 - 1977 Gianfranco Cameli

1978 - 1997 Giuliano Annibali

1997 - 1999 Claudio Santini

1999 - 2000 Gianfranco Carabelli

2000 - 2002 Mario Orienti

2002 - 2003 Enrica Cersini

2003 - 2005 Felicetta Rossitto

2006 - Massimo Verdina

 

Stadio Olimpico - Curva Nord , Rome

Phone:+39 06 9837 2205

Fax:+39 06 9837 2241

Url:www.federtennis.it

President:Angelo Binaghi

Secretary:Massimo Verdina