Is FIT the equivalent to USTA?

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  1. innoVAShaun

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    Is FIT (Federazione Italiana Tennis), Italy's tennis governing body just like USTA is to the US? If anyone is a member of FIT please post.

    Here's their website: http://www.federtennis.it
     
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    Thanks.

    ^^^^^That's exactly what I'm looking for.
     
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    Haha... was surfing around the site. They have a link to their Suspended Players List.
     
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    are u staying in italy? you probably need to visit the federation and they will give u a simulated ranking and then you can enter the tournaments. Remember associations in western europe are much more organized then the USTA. I think Italy has more like a Progression system, a friend told me that the tournaments last like more then a week and it depends on your ranking if you play in the beginning of the tournament or the end.

    But u need to sign up in a federation office and they should explain how to enter the tournaments
     
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    I agree with CMB's post, you need to go to the federation office and they will assign a rating and tell you everything you need to know. I dont know about Italy specifically but other federations in EU are well organized and cover more than USTA, such as if you get an injury while playing so check into that.

    If you're going to live in Europe and you are a string breaker I strongly recommended getting your own machine. Take a supply of tennis balls with you also. Stringing and balls are very expensive there.
     
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    Oh definitely yeah. I'm bringing my machine with me. I have to dismantle it before the movers get here.
     
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