Kazakhstan Tennis Federation
|Affiliation||International Tennis Federation|
|Regional affiliation||Asian Tennis Federation|
|Location||Zheltoksan str. 1, Astana,|
Kazakhstan Tennis Federation (KTF) (Kazakh: Қазақстан теннис федерациясы) is the governing body for professional and amateur tennis in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan Tennis Federation operates all of the Kazakhstani national representative tennis sides, including the Kazakhstan Davis Cup team, the Kazakhstan Fed Cup team and youth sides as well. KTF is also responsible for organizing and hosting tennis tournaments within Kazakhstan and scheduling the home international fixtures.
Main projects – children tennis development in Kazakhstan, Team Kazakhstan, tennis development in regions, certification program for coaches in Kazakhstan, tournaments, training program for referees, tennis development among amateurs. Bulat Utemuratov is a President of Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan since 2007. Head office is located in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. Out of 14 regions in Kazakhstan, Federation has 12 branches, not counting two main cities Astana and Almaty.
The project called the Team Kazakhstan was founded by the President of Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan Bulat Utemuratov on June 1, 2008.
This project was aimed at training prospective tennis players in Kazakhstan to increase their skills. The main aim of the academy is to train prospective players of national teams for the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup tournaments. The project implies the tennis academy providing players with all conditions including participating in tournaments on the international and republican scale, training by world top specialists, educating, accommodation and meals costs, medical care and social adaptation. Education is not pushed to the sidelines in process of training as it is essential part for making up of full-fledged human personality.
In 2011, the Team Kazakhstan involved a famous Spanish academy the Tennis Val which trained Marat Safin, Dinara Safina, Igor Andreev, David Ferrer. The Tennis Federation diversifying all areas aims to attract different specialists in order to provide our players with the best that exist in today’s world tennis and to maximize opportunities and resources in the academy. The settled aim of the Federation remains the same. It is highest achievements of the sports players of Kazakhstan on the world tennis arena.