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APPENDIX IX


PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW AND HEARINGS ON THE RULES OF TENNIS


1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 These procedures were approved by the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Federation (“Board of Directors”) on 17 May 1998.


1.2 The Board of Directors may from time to time supplement, amend, or vary these procedures.


2. OBJECTIVES 2.1 The International Tennis Federation is the custodian of the Rules of Tennis and is committed to: a. Preserving the traditional character and integrity of the game of tennis. b. Actively preserving the skills traditionally required to play the game. c. Encouraging improvements, which maintain the challenge of the game. d. Ensuring fair competition.


2.2 To ensure fair, consistent and expeditious review and hearings in relation to the Rules of Tennis the procedures set out below shall apply.


3. SCOPE 3.1 These Procedures shall apply to Rulings under: a. Rule 1 – The Court. b. Rule 3 – The Ball. c. Rule 4 – The Racket. d. Appendix I and II of the Rules of Tennis. e. Any other Rules of Tennis which the International Tennis Federation may decide.


4. STRUCTURE 4.1 Under these procedures Rulings shall be issued by a Ruling Board. 4.2 Such Rulings shall be final save, for an entitlement to appeal to an Appeal Tribunal pursuant to these procedures.


5. APPLICATION 5.1


Rulings shall be taken either:


a. Following a motion of the Board of Directors; or b. Upon the receipt of an application in accordance with the procedures set out below.


6. APPOINTMENT AND COMPOSITION OF RULING BOARDS 6.1


Ruling Boards shall be appointed by the President of the International Tennis Federation (“President”) or his designee and shall comprise of such a number, as the President or his designee shall determine.


6.2 If more than one person is appointed to the Ruling Board the Ruling Board shall nominate one person from amongst themselves to act as Chairperson.


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