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Chile Tennis Federation
is the national governing body of a tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...
. The federation was formed on April 3, 1920 in Santiago
Santiago is the capital city of Chile. Santiago may also refer to:*Santiago *Santiago , a Spanish given name*Santiago!, a shortened form of the Reconquista battle cry "Santiago y cierra, España"...
, under the name of the Lawn Tennis Association of Chile
(LTAC). In 1948 LTAC joined the International Tennis Federation
The International Tennis Federation is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 205 national tennis associations.It was established as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by 12 national associations meeting at a conference in Paris, France on 1 March 1913...
. At the national level it is affiliated to the Olympic Committee of Chile
and on region basis it is the member of South America Tennis Confederation
South America Tennis Confederation is a private non-profit organization, affiliated with International Tennis Federation. It is the regional body of tennis associations of most of the nations of the South America, excluding Guyana and Suriname, which are the members of Central American &...
Chile Tennis Federation operates all of the Chilean national representative tennis sides, including the Chile Davis Cup team
The Chile Davis Cup Team represents Chile in Davis Cup tennis tournament and is governed by Chile Tennis Federation. The team is currently captained by former Chilean tennis player Hans Gildemeister.-History:...
, the Chile Fed Cup team
The Chile Fed Cup team represents Chile in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Chile Tennis Federation. They currently compete in the Americas Zone Group II.-History:...
and youth sides as well. CTF is also responsible for organizing and hosting tennis tournaments within Chile and scheduling the home international fixtures.