Athletics News

GW Men's Tennis Alumnus Elected ITF President

David Haggerty
Sept. 29, 2015
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SANTIAGO, Chile - George Washington men's tennis alumnus David Haggerty ('79) has been elected president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the organization announced.

A member of GW's Athletic Hall of Fame, Haggerty posted a stellar career as a Colonial, setting program records in career singles victories (84), doubles wins (98) and combined triumphs (182). His marks for doubles and combined wins still stand, while his singles record remained intact until 2015.

In his new role, Haggerty will lead the ITF and its 210 member nations during a four-year term. Prior to his election, Haggerty served as vice president on the ITF Board of Directors from 2013-15. The Trenton, New Jersey, native also served as chairman, CEO and president of the USTA in 2013-14 and is a current member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Haggerty will be the third different American and the first in 40 years to sit at the helm of the ITF.

Outside of tennis administration, Haggerty had a 30-year career in the racket industry.

The ITF is the world governing body of tennis and holds the rights to the two largest annual international team competitions in sport, the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and manages the Olympic Tennis Event on behalf of the International Olympic Committee.