He was a member of the Italian National Junior Tennis Team (1960), and won the Italian University Tennis Championships (1962, 1964, 1965).
He then played international tennis (1964–71), and was a member of the Italian National Team Tennis Championships (1970–71).
In his business career, he has served on boards of directors of Phillips, GTE, Olivetti
, and Telecom Italy.
In his career in sports administration, he has been Chairman and a member of the Tennis Europe
Junior Competitions Committees (1977–97), technical delegate for tennis at the 1984 Summer Olympics
, President of Tennis Europe (1993–99), a member of the Italian National Olympic Committee Council (1997–99), President of the Italian Tennis Federation (1997–99), a mediator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
(1999–), a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency
Foundation Board (2001–), a member of the Executive Board of the Italian National Olympic Committee
(2006–12), and a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee (2008–).
International Tennis Federation
He served as President of the ITF from 1999 to 2015.
He was re-elected President of the ITF for a fourth term (2011–15) at the 2011 ITF Annual General Meeting.
In November 2013, after Tunisia was suspended from the 2014 Davis Cup
competition when Tunisian player Malek Jaziri
was ordered by the Tunisian Tennis Federation not to compete against Israeli player Amir Weintraub
at the 2013 Tashkent Challenger, Bitti said: "There is no room for prejudice of any kind in sport or in society."
Association of Summer Olympic International Federations
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