Pakistan Tennis Federation is the governing body of tennis within Pakistan, linking to member associations throughout the country. We promote and facilitate participation in tennis at all levels, and also conduct national and international tournaments. The most widely recognized of these include:
- The Davis Cup
- The Fed Cup
- National Ranking Tournaments
- ITF Tennis Pro Circuit for Men’s & Women’s
Tennis in its present form was conceived in England in the 1870s. In the 1880s the British Army and Civilian Officers brought the game to India. Soon after, regular tournament like “Punjab Lawn Tennis Championships” at Lahore (1885); and the All India Tennis Championships at Allahabad in (1910) were organized. Initially the Britishers won these Championships, however slowly Indian started picking up the game. Muhammad Saleem of Lahore (Punjab) won the Punjab Championships in 1915 and thereafter consecutively from 1919 to 1926.
In March 1920 All Indian Lawn Tennis Association (AILTA) was formed at Lahore and after getting the Independence from British in 1947 a separate All Pakistan Lawn Tennis Association was formed.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah father of the nation (Pakistan) had a great love for sport and fully released the vital role it played in the development of Nations and inculcation of discipline among the masses.
In a meeting with the Organizing Committee of the First Pakistan Olympic Games held at Karachi the Quaid-i-Azam said to the first President of Pakistan Olympic Association Mr. Ahmed E.H. Jaffar:
In the late 90’s, trend has changed & money is now being placed into sports, and many of the federations are now managed by people who are trying to push Pakistani sportsmen and women forward. International tournaments are now hosted in the country, and the nation now sends sportsmen and women to compete abroad. There have also been restructuring of national tournaments, and new facilities and equipment being provided. This has seen overall results improve.
To have the game of tennis clearly establish itself as the most popular sport and recreational activity in Pakistan and to ensure Pakistan has a pre-eminent position in Asia & World tennis.
To grow, manage, promote and showcase the sport of tennis throughout Pakistan, recognizing the health, social, economic and entertainment benefits of sport, and tennis in particular, for people of both sexes, all ages and abilities.
- Our priority is to identify who they are, what they want, how we can reach them and how we can provide them with a more enjoyable and rewarding tennis experience.
- Our People are our strength, our differentiator, what distinguishes us from other sports. We recognize the importance of motivating and rewarding our staff and of capturing PTF’s tremendous intellectual capital and maximizing the benefits of this capital by sharing it throughout the organization.
- Quality enriches every aspect of our business including our staff, our systems, our programs and operations, events and players.
- Innovation fuels PTF’s future.
- Accountability brings clarity in our internal and external dealings. PTF staff all have clearly defined job descriptions and operate to a clear set of Key Performance Indicators.
- Integrity underpins everything we do. All Directors, committee members, selectors, executives, managers and employees are expected to act with the utmost integrity and objectivity striving at all times to enhance the reputation and performance of the company.
Presidents & Secretaries of Pakistan Tennis Federation
|1948-1958||Justice S.A. Rehman||President|
|Mr. Ahmad Hussain Khokhar||Hon. Secretary|
|Syed Mehmud Alam||Hon. Secretary|
|1967-1977||Prince of Bahawalpur (Nawab) Governor of Punjab||President|
|Mr. Azhar Noon||Hon. Secretary|
|Ch. Muhammad Farooq||Hon. Secretary|
|1977-1983||Col. Munir Ahmad||President|
|Col. Opal||Hon. Secretary|
|1984-1985||Gen. Rahimuddin Khan||President|
|Mr. Munir A.Pirzada||Hon. Secretary|
|1986-1990||Gen. Tallat Masood||President|
|Col. Baig||Hon. Secretary|
|1991-1995||Senator Mr. Wasim Sajjad||President|
|Mr. Munir A.Pirzada||Hon. Secretary|
|1996-2001||Mr. Anwar Saifulah Khan||President|
|Col. Dar (2 year) 1996-1998||Hon. Secretary|
|Mr. Ali Akber (4 year) 1998-2002||Hon. Secretary|
|2002 – 2010||Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas||President|
|Major (Retd.) A.Rashid Khan||Hon. Secretary|
|2010 – 2014||Syed Kaleem Imam||President|
|Mr. Mumtaz Yousaf||Hon. Secretary|
|2014 – to date||Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan||President|
|Mr. Muhammad Khalid Rehmani||Hon. Secretary|