The Tennis Federation of Ukraine delegates to the Elina Svitolina Foundation the rights to manage the Ukrainian women’s national team in the Billie Jean King Cup

The Ukrainian Tennis Federation (UTF) announces the transfer of rights and the full management of the Ukrainianwomen’s tennis team in the Billie Jean King Cup to the Elina Svitolina Foundation for the next four years (2024-2027).

This historic step underscores the UTF’s desire to join forces with the Elina Svitolina Foundation to ensure a balanced approach to to women’s tennis development in Ukraine. Elina Svitolina, the most successful Ukrainiantennis player, will be actively involved in strategy development and preparation of the national team, ensuring TeamUkraine is competing at the highest levels.

Serhiy Lagur, the President of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation, expressed confidence in the successful cooperationand thanked Elina Svitolina for her commitment to Ukrainian tennis. “The transfer of management of the nationalteam is a step towards our goal of developing and popularizing Ukrainian tennis. We hope that this cooperation willimprove the results of our national team,” added Serhiy Lagur.

Elina Svitolina thanked for the trust and emphasized that women’s tennis in Ukraine has promising prospects. “Today, six Ukrainian athletes are among the 100 most successful tennis players worldwide. Under the managementof the Foundation’s professional team, the national team can demonstrate a high level of results in the Billie JeanKing Cup and the Women’s World Team Tennis Championships. We have every chance to bring the World Cup toUkraine“.  

Contacts for the press:

Yuriy Sosnovsky, FTU Press Attaché –

Elina Svitolina Foundation –

About the Ukrainian Tennis Federation:

The Ukrainian public organization “Ukrainian Tennis Federation” was established in 1991 and is the nationalgoverning body of tennis in Ukraine, a member of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the EuropeanTennis Federation (Tennis Europe), and has the status of a national sports federation. The organization’s primarygoal is to develop and popularize tennis in Ukraine.

About the Elina Svitolina Foundation:

A charitable organization that has been working hard since 2019 to identify and support young talent and create theright conditions for them to ensure the future of Ukrainian tennis. Since the beginning of the large-scale invasion, the Elina Svitolina Foundation has launched new areas of activity: assistance to athletes and their families fleeingthe war, a psychological support program for athletes, sports diplomacy, and a series of tournaments with grantsupport for Ukrainian children.

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