I've just downloaded the latest edition of the ITF "This Week" newsletter. It has a list of people who have just become "White Badge" ITF officials, officiating for the first time on day 1 of the Makarska, Croatia $10k recently.
Interestingly the only Brit there is James Keothavong. Surely this must be a relative of Anne, as the name's too much of a coincidence! I know her younger brother's only about 12 so it can't be him, but I wonder if it's her father?
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:04 PM
James is Annes older brother who from what I understand was a promising player until his parents decided Anne was a better prospect. The LTA are now fast tracking him as a lines judge. He was also another Barnet College student
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:33 PM
I saw him umpire at the wrexham challanger in 2001
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:53 PM
he's also done wimbledon
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:02 PM
Would he be allowed to officiate in one of Anne's matches? I'm just curious to know if there are any ITF rules on the subject.
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the information!
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:30 PM
Glad to be of help
Mar 19th, 2003, 10:50 AM
I doubt he'll be allowed to umpire an Anne match there could be claimes of match fixing.To make sure i just don't think they would allaow it!