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ITF, LTA Sign International Treaty

ITF, LTA Sign International Treaty

The International Tennis Federation and LTA have joined 600 other organisations in signing the Brighton plus Helsinki Declaration to support women and girls in sport.

As signatories, the ITF and LTA will uphold 10 principles that enable women and girls to freely participate, compete and build careers in sport and physical activity.

Commenting on their commitment to women and girls in sport, ITF CEO, Kelly Fairweather, said: “We are proud to have signed the Brighton plus Helsinki Declaration, alongside our colleagues at the LTA, ahead of the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals.”

“The competition is named after a tireless campaigner for equality, and signing the Declaration underlines our continuing commitment to ensuring that women and girls have equal opportunities across our sport – an important aspect of our Advantage All strategy.

“We look forward to a thrilling six days of competition in Glasgow this week, with some of the world’s best players battling to ensure that their nation is crowned world champions on Sunday,” she said.

LTA president, David Rawlinson, added: “We have been delighted to work alongside the ITF to bring the Women’s World Cup of Tennis to Britain this year so it is fitting that on the eve of a fantastic showcase of women’s tennis, we also jointly sign this important treaty.”

The announcement comes after the ITF announced Gainbridge Insurance Agency as the title sponsor of the tournament.

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