After intensive preparation through many Zoom meetings and alternating correspondence between organising committee of ITF Finland and the ITF Tournament, Umpire, and IT Committee, the final version of the invitation for the most important sporting event of the ITF in 2023 was completed and published a few days ago. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for their efforts.
After 1587 days or 4.5 years without a phyical ITF World Championships after the last ITF World Championships in Inzell, Germany, in 2019, the upcoming competitions in Tampere, Finland, have high expectations and anticipation is very high after the event was postponed from 2021 to 2023 for well-known reasons. Time is pressing as there are only about 7 months left until the start of this major event. But we are on schedule everywhere and fully motivated!
As you have probably already noticed, the event will be held according to the extended competition rules that were tested last year. This means that for the first time in ITF history, the event will be held and scored in three categories: The 22nd World Championships (18+ years), the 16th Junior World Championships (15-17 years), and the 1st Pre-Junior World Championships (12-14 years). Please take this into account when submitting your entries to the committees!
I wish you all a successful preparation in every respect and look forward to seeing you again at the World Championships in Finland.
With best regards.
GM Paul Weiler