Talk:International Tennis Federation

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Who is the ITF World Champion? How is it decided?? Scineram 17:44, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Doesn't the ITF also run the Grand Slam events?

Yes it does, I will change the article to reflect that. --Balerion 00:02, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

The reason to add the section of publication....[edit]

Previous publications....2009....2008....2007....if the rulebooks are specific to 2010...???

-- (talk) 07:42, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

To me, it's better to monographing the rules according each event. See Talk:International Skating Union#Monograph of rules for each event....??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:28, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Does IPIN registration really require diacritic-less names?[edit]

The instructions for registering an IPIN are at

As a preliminary step, the online registration process first tries to lookup whether there is an already existing IPIN number, in which case registering a new one would be superfluous. This is described on page 5 of the above PDF document, note the text Step 2 Search for Your details in bold in the right-hand margin. On this page, the user is instructed to enter a Family name without diacritics, and to capitalize only the first letter.

However, it is only on the next page (page 6 of the PDF document), for the case where there is no prior existing IPIN, that the user is invited to actually create a new IPIN record by entering a Given name and Family name and other personal details and contact information. Here the only instruction is to capitalize only the first letter — there is no instruction not to use diacritics.

It's easy to guess the reason why diacritics are avoided in the preliminary lookup: the IPIN is a serial number code consisting of three letters and seven numbers (example: ALB1003941[1]), and it is typical of such serial codes that only non-accented letters are allowed; presumably the letters in the IPIN are automatically generated from the first three letters of the Family name with diacritics (if any) removed. The internal search engine of the website is apparently not smart enough to strip diacritics by itself when it converts a name like, say, "Albini" into ALB for the purpose of looking up an existing IPIN. However, there does not seem to be any limitation on entering name and contact information with diacritics. After all, whatever is typed here is simply stored directly into text fields in a database, and what modern database cannot handle Unicode?

In summary, the user instructions at the cited reference do not verify the claim that tennis players must register with a diacritic-less ("English language") name; rather, this is only a documented limitation of the lookup process for already-existing IPINs, which would need to generate a three-letter serial code prefix from a possibly-accented family name. To try to verify the claim that name and contact information can't be registered if they contain diacritics, it would be necessary to actually proceed with a fake registration, which is ethically questionable. -- P.T. Aufrette (talk) 08:23, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Overcondensing lists[edit]

If Pete Sampras won 6 ITF titles, he should have his name listed six times, not once. The same goes with the rest of multiple winners who might have won titles "in a row". What happens if they win titles/awards non-consecutively? In short, the display system needs to be revamped to indicate how many titles each player won. (talk) 21:36, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

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