"The International Lawn Tennis Clubs or "ICs" as they are affectionately known around the world, have as their core values :
a) The enhancement of international understanding and goodwill through sport, specifically tennis;
b) The playing of matches between nations among tennis players who have played representative tennis overseas;
c) The maintenance, encouragement and development of the highest standards of good sportsmanship among players of all nations;
d) In particular the encouragement of the standards referred to in c) above among young players;
e) The enhancement of the lives of young people, many of whom may come from disadvantaged backgrounds, through teaching them the value of sport and tennis in particular;
f) The welcoming and entertainment of tennis players visiting their country from abroad.