Established: The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain and was formed in 1888.
Greatest Team Achievement: Winning the Davis Cup in 2015 for the first time in 79 years.
Our Mission: From recognising volunteers who make tennis possible at grass roots level, generating opportunities for children to have fun on court to supporting professional talent and creating world-class tennis events, the LTA is committed to making tennis accessible, inclusive and fun for all.
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The Lawn Tennis Association is responsible for developing and promoting the sport of tennis, with a mission to get more people playing tennis more often. It does this under the consumer brand of British Tennis, by working with a broad range of partners and over 25,000 volunteers, to grow the game in communities, clubs and schools.
The LTA represents the interests of over 590,000 British Tennis Members, men and women, girls and boys across the country, playing on more than 23,000 courts. The LTA runs and supports a network of 11,500 approved tournaments for players of all ages, the corner-stones of which are the premier grass court events leading up to Wimbledon, held in Nottingham, Birmingham, Queen’s Club-London and Eastbourne.
The LTA works with many delivery partners to grow the sport across the country. One of these is its charitable entity, the Tennis Foundation, to provide a tennis provision for more than 20,000 schools, disadvantaged youth as well as promoting tennis as an inclusive sport for anyone with a disability.
For further information about the LTA and British Tennis, and to review the British Tennis strategy for 2015 – 2019 visit www.lta.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @BritishTennis.