The relationship between Wimbledon and the LTA dates back to the formation of the governing body in 1888, at which point the All England Club passed over the guardianship of the national game.
Funds generated by The Championships, less tax, are used by the LTA to develop tennis in Great Britain.
Read on to find out more about the LTA and its role in growing the game.
The LTA’s Mission is to:
• Get more people playing tennis, more often
The LTA’s Role is to:
• Govern British tennis
- we oversee the rules, regulations and standards of British Tennis
- we champion the game’s core values of fair play, enjoyment and respect
• Develop the sport through:
- our support for those partners who grow tennis in a viable way
- our support for talented players
• Promote the sport by increasing the appeal and awareness of tennis
It’s easy to find somewhere to play using allplaytennis.com. Simply type your postcode in to find your nearest court. There are over 20,000 tennis courts listed on allplaytennis.com, of which 1,500 are free to use at any time.
Find a court near you
Want to start playing tennis as a family? The LTA runs regular sessions in parks across London for families. They are fun, informal, two-hour sessions, with a Family Time organiser and volunteers on hand to organise everyone.
All equipment is provided and it costs just £3 for the entire family to play.
In July 2013 the LTA launched My Tennis Toolkit, which gives clubs, coaches and volunteers access to high quality promotional materials featuring the Tennis Is branding and imagery.
The promotional materials are editable, so that clubs, coaches and volunteers can personalise them with information about what’s on offer at their tennis venue.
Follow signs for the British Tennis Information area to find the LTA at Wimbledon – we are next to the Wimbledon Shop underneath No.1 Court.
If you’re keen to find out more about how the LTA can support you in getting involved in tennis, come and speak to one of our volunteers who’ll be happy to provide you with information.
If you want to give tennis a go while you’re at The Championships, head to the Play Tennis Zone near Court 12. Test the speed of your fastest serve and see if you make it onto the Leaderboard, show off your skills in a game of mini tennis and try to ‘Beat the Coach’ and play with the professionals on Wii Tennis.