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The National Tennis Centre (NTC) opened in 2007 and is a focal point for Britain's top players. It has 22 courts, player accommodation and a world class sports science centre.
The NTC provides highly professional services in Performance analysis, fitness, psychology, physiotherapy and rehab, strength and conditioning, medical support and nutrition, led by Head of Player Support - Simon Jones.
Simon ensures that his team of highly qualified specialists, work in an Interdisciplinary way bringing an applied, player centered support service to Britain’s top players and coaches.
Along with its 22 tennis courts, the NTC is equipped with a state-of-the-art gymnasium, outdoor sprint track and hydrotherapy and plunge pools.
Strength and conditioning encompasses the physical and physiological development of players for world class sport performance.
These are a GreenSet Grand Prix Acrylic surface. The indoor courts have a sprung timber sub-frame, while the outdoor courts are laid directly on asphalt.
This GreenSet surface is used at many international tournaments including Davis Cup, Fed Cup, WTA and ATP Masters Series events.
Features of the acrylic courts include:
The courts were installed by DOE Sport Ltd who have been the exclusive distributors and installers of the GreenSet product range in the UK since 1991.
The National Tennis Centre boasts two different types of outdoor clay courts, 4 Northern European and 2 FRENCH-COURT synthetic clay, which have been designed to brave the elements of the UK climate and allow for the longest possible clay court playing season and maximum use.
Northern European Clay
FRENCH-COURT® synthetic clay
The LTA consulted All England Lawn Tennis Club head groundsman Eddie Seaward to advise on the installation of its four outdoor grass courts. The quality and playing characteristics replicate those found at the Wimbledon Championships.
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The NTC has overnight accommodation for up to 54 people, along with a player lounge and recreation room to be fully equipped to host high performance players from out of town.