Right to Left – Anil Kumar Khanna (ATF President), Dave Miley (ATF Development Consultant), David Haggerty (ITF President)

The Asian Tennis Federation announced in its Regional Meeting in Ho Chi Minh, City, Vietnam on 1st August that former ITF Director of Development, Dave Miley, will be joining the Asian Tennis Federation as a consultant and will be the person responsible for overseeing and advising on their Development activities. The consultancy role will commence August 1st.

Miley was Director of Development for the ITF for 17 years before resigning at the end of 2015 and has extensive experience in international tennis. In that position, he led biggest department of the ITF which included Junior Tennis, Senior Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis, Technical and Anti-Doping. He also oversaw the highly regarded jointly funded ITF/Grand Slam Development programme which assisted the 200+ member nations through programme in coach education, tennis participation and high performance player development. He was instrumental in the development of the ITF Coach Education syllabi, the Tennis Play and Stay campaign which led to the rule change for 10 and under tennis in 2010 and for the launch of the International Tennis number (the ITN) in 2003. He has visited over 140 nations in his 24 years at the ITF and speaks English, French and Spanish.

“I am very happy to be asked to join the Asian Tennis Federation as a consultant” said Dave. “During my time at the ITF, I always felt that Asia was the tennis region in the World with the most potential and during my time at the ITF I saw tennis in the region develop extensively in all areas of the game. It is an exciting time for tennis in Asia and I am looking forward to working with the ATF and its member nations to try to further develop tennis in the region.

Anil Khanna, the President of ATF, commented “We at the ATF are delighted to have Dave Miley joining us as a Development consultant. The Asian region currently boasts of large number of successful events and tennis champions. Furthermore, Asia has huge potential for tennis development and the ATF is working with the National federations for their development initiatives. We believe that Dave’s involvement will have a very positive impact on the Asian Development projects and on the growth of tennis in general in Asia. Dave has considerable expertise in coach education, high performance player development and club development/participation and in organizing events and tournaments. We are delighted to have him as part of the ATF team.”

The Asian Tennis Federation is the Nodal body for the Asian region. It is a non-profit organization responsible for tennis in Asia, affiliated with the International Tennis Federation, that is open to all national tennis associations in Asia. The ATF’s objectives are to increase participation in, facilitate development of and raise the standard of Asian tennis. There are currently 44 member associations dedicated to the promotion of tennis in their respective countries. The ATF works closely with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and supports its member associations through the implementation of a wide range of programs.