The structure of tennis in SA
ITF: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis. The ITF's governance responsibilities include maintaining and enforcing the rules of tennis, regulating international team competitions, promoting the game, and preserving the sport's integrity via anti-doping and anti-corruption programs. The ITF partners with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to govern professional tennis.
CAT: The Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) is a continental sports organisation, which oversees 50 African countries. CAT is currently based in Tunis. CAT works very closely with the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The new dynamic, has encouraged London to delegate many projects to CAT on the continent.
SASCOC: The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is the controlling body for all high performance sport in South Africa.
TSA: The Federation's remit is to manage, promote, control and regulate the interest of tennis players and the game of tennis within the Republic.
Council: The Governing body of Tennis/TSA - Consisting of 14 Provincial Bodies - Establishes all matters of policy under which the objects of the company are carried out.
Board of Directors: The board of directors' key purpose is to ensure the company's development and growth by collectively directing the company's affairs, whilst meeting the appropriate interests of its stakeholders.
Management Committee (MANCO): Responsible for ensuring that all decisions are taken in the best interest of the organisation and that their role is carried out effectively. MANCO deals with day-to-day running of the federation with regards to all aspects of Tennis. MANCO reports to the Board of Directors.
Sub-Committees: Assigned to focus on a particular task or area which report to the management committee.
Head Office: Comprises of the CEO and 12 Staff Members based in Centurion. There are various divisions within Tennis (Coaching, high-Performance, Junior Tennis, Senior Tennis, Officiating, Tournament Structures and running of Events, Admin & Finance). Head Office attends to all queries and assists stakeholders on a daily basis to ensure the smooth running of Tennis in the Republic.
Schools Tennis: The governing body for schools tennis within the republic.
Universities Tennis: Responsible for governing and promoting Tennis at University Level
Wheelchair Tennis: WTSA was initially aligned with SASAPD (South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled), but has recently closely re-aligned the organisation with TSA (Tennis South Africa) as its mother body. Responsible for development and nurturing of physically disabled Tennis Players.