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Chinese Taipei, Taipei City
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Republic of Korea, Gwangju

FISU Technical Committee Chair

Naohiro Kawatei Technical Committee Chair
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History of Tennis in FISU

The first gold medals in tennis at an Universiade tennis were taken by the famous French player François Jauffret and the Russian Irina Riazanova who won the singles tournaments in Turin in 1959.

With the development of university tennis and its increasing popularity, further renowned players such as Niki Pilic or Jan Kukal participated in the Universiade, moving forward to become future captains of Davis Cup teams. In the nineties, the tennis events experienced an increasing dominance from Asia. At the Universiade in Sicily in 1997, it was Chinese Taipei and Korea that won the titles.

Over the course of time, many international top-level tennis stadiums and courts were built for the Summer Universiade, providing tennis the opportunity to develop within the framework of university sports. Further to this, there has always been a close relationship between the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the FISU Technical Chairs, to guarantee the highest quality of organisation of FISU tennis events.

Minimum Requirements for Tennis

The Organising Committee must provide, for exclusive use, a tennis centre with courts to the same specification and in sufficient number to support the tennis competition for men and women as approved by the Tennis CT. The ITF regulations must be followed.