ITF Press Release, February 19, 2019
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and IMG Academy announced a new relationship that launches the ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Rankings Presented by IMG Academy.
IMG Academy will be the ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Rankings presenting sponsor throughout the season, providing weekly ranking releases and offering the global tennis community a full overview of rankings updates on the IMG Academy website.
The launch of the ITF World Tennis Tour at the beginning of 2019 was the culmination of a series of reforms designed to support talented junior players in their progression to the senior game. IMG Academy pioneered the concept of the tennis academy and continues to develop players of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds with great success. This relationship reflects the shared commitment of the ITF and IMG Academy to developing the next generation of tennis stars.
Senior Executive Director of ITF Circuits, Kris Dent, said: “The ITF takes its responsibility for the Junior World Tennis Tour and the development and progression of its talented young players very seriously. We welcome this relationship with IMG Academy who share our dedication and passion.”
Jimmy Arias, IMG Academy Director of Player Development, added: “The development of junior tennis players has been at the core of IMG Academy’s DNA for more than four decades. It is exciting to be able to align with the ITF to combine our resources and expertise to promote the game of tennis to the next generation of players around the world.”