Founded in Paris, France in 1913. There are 210 members of the existing association. Of these, 145 are regular members and 65 are non-voting associate members.
From 1896 to 1924, tennis was an Olympic event. Since then, the International Network has been in conflict with the International Olympic Committee because of the qualifications of athletes. Tennis is no longer an Olympic event. It was not until 1988 that it re-entered the Olympic Games.
The mission of the International Network is to formulate, revise and implement tennis rules, promote the development of tennis in the world at all levels, maintain the interests of tennis in the international arena, promote and encourage the teaching of tennis, and formulate and implement rules for international events. , ruling the official tennis tournament recognized by the International Network, enhance the influence of the members of the association, maintain the independence of the association, determine the qualifications of athletes, manage amateur, professional and amateur mixed-race competitions, rationally use the funds of the federation, maintain tennis Solidarity in the world and supervision of the implementation of these rules.