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International Tennis Club (IC) was founded on the 26th of November, 1924 in the United Kingdom by leading tennis writer Wallis Myers. They say that the idea of its creation belongs to the UK ex-Prime-Minister Arthur Balfour, who shared this idea with Myers during Wimbledon Championship in 1923. Established Club represented voluntary association of veterans of the professional tennis aiming to create selfless and well-wishing relationships on the court.

In 1929 on initiative of Wallis Myers and Lord Lyle International Tennis Club was founded in France. A legendary French tennis player Jan Borotra became its first Chairman and his well-known attitude to tennis and to sport in general for all people, irrespective of age, career and profession underlined the base of the Club’s activities. Soon the ideas of first clubs creation were taken over by USA and Holland (1931), Czechoslovakia (1933) and Sweden (1937). After the World War II this trend took a worldwide scale.

In 1949 IC Council announced that the rules of playing tennis and the regulations shall not be included in the scope of activities of International Clubs, however, they shall contribute to the development of tennis. The Council also reminded about initial ideals of the Club’s movement - to tighten goodwill and friendly relationships between countries through collaboration of national clubs and associations. These principles allowed IC family to be out of politics of the tennis industry, thus establishing an environment of complete freedom from commercial influence predominating in the world of tennis.

Today IC Council governs the whole family which combines Clubs of 35 countries. Representatives of each Club meet during Wimbledon Championship annually (starting from 1947) in the morning on the second Tuesday of the Championship. In between Council’s meetings the work is carried out by the Executive Committee which consists of 9 people, each appointed for 3 years. Therewith the eldest Clubs (UK, France and USA) have permanent representation and six other regional representatives are appointed by authorised committee. An important function of the Council is acceptance of each newly created national club in the IC family. Executive Committee works in the office of IC’s Honorary Secretary - Peter McQuibban.

Traditions of International Clubs are distinguished by democratic attitude. For instance, the rules of national Clubs are similar, but they are not the same. They have their own characteristics consistent with traditions and abilities. Following the same principle annual calendars are formed. Their purpose is to fully disclose aims of Club’s Memorandum.

Throughout its history Tennis Clubs acquired huge respect offering vast opportunities for veterans to maintain friendly relationships during specially organised international championships and friendly matches and engaging them in sport events that take place in their country. The Clubs engage young players to participate in international matches and organise show-off competitions for them, ensuring the link between generations.

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IC Russia seniors tennis team has visited to Budapest between 6 – 9 September. This was the second meeting between the two clubs and in this case the Russian team won 7 : 4. Following the meeting, IC Russia has invited the Hungarian team to Moscow. The visit will be realized in 2015 or probably later...
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A team of juniors participated on behalf of the IC Russia in the IC COMPAS European Junior Challenge which took place in Albinea, Italy in July 2013. The final saw a real fight and the winner was IC of Italy who now qualifies for participation in the finals of the IC COMPAS Junior Challenge to be held in Wimbledon in 2014...
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The 38th Potter Cup will take place at the famous Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, March 27-30, 2010. The International Tennis Club of Russia will be represented at the Tournament by a team of five members in the “Mens over 45” category...
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A junior team represented the IC of Russia in the International Tournament IC COMPASS JUNIOR CHALLENGE in September 2009 in Barcelona...
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The International Tennis Championship has been held in July 2009 in Moscow on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the International Tennis Club of Russia...
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IC of Russia is happy to announce that we now have 6 teams which are going to participate in celebration of 10th Anniversary of the IC of Russia...
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At the end of August 2009 on behalf of IC Russia a junior team will take part in Compass IC European Junior Challenge in Barcelona... More...


Juan M. Tintore Turull, President of IC Spain, welcomed world No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal and his uncle Toni Nadal as Honorary members of IC Spain. They were seen wearing the IC Spain ties and flag at the recent Davis Cup match in Madrid at the weekend of 19/20/22 September 2008. During the past years such prominent players as Roger Federer (IC of Switzerland), Tim Henman and Andy Murray (IC of GB), Justine Henin-Hardenne (IC of Belgium) and many other players became Honorary IC members...
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The IC Russia invites the teams of all International clubs of the world to join the celebration of its 10th Anniversary which takes place 22-25 of July 2009 in Moscow, Russia. We are planning a fascinating event to be remembered...
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