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The LTA provides professional and financial support to high performing players. This assistance helps to create a fairer playing field by reducing the financial burden faced by parents and guardians.
To ensure a transparent and fair process is followed the LTA has created a series of robust measures for the allocation of funding.
The following outlines the ways in which the LTA supports the current and up-coming British Tennis players along with links to all related policies.
At the LTA we use our player matrix to measure whether a player is on track to becoming a performance tennis player, as well as being the main way in which we determine which players are eligible to receive funding.
The LTA funds 79 Performance Centres across England, Scotland and Wales, to provide performance training environments for the best players. Have a look at centres near you and find out this programme works. Click here to see how players' achievements contribute to the centres' funding.
The highest level of support available from the LTA is allocated to players achieving the competing at the very highest level internationally for their age-group. These players receive a 12 month funding agreement and are supported through funding for their coaching and access to the National Tennis Centre. Clicking on this section will allow you to view the Selection Policy for this funding.
This scheme aims to reward those players competing in the Futures, Challengers, ATP/WTA tours and Grand Slam qualifying. This scheme is open to any player not already on a player funding agreement.
This policy outlines the awarding of a bonus amount to players reaching the Finals of the 14U – 18U National Championships. Find out more information about the Junior Nationals.
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence is delivered through the Performance Centre Network and gives performance players the chance to gain an educational qualification whilst continuing on a pathway to involvement in professional tennis, either as a player, coach or other tennis professional.
The LTA is responsible for the selection of players for various performance support mechanisms, such as international trips, national camps, and allocation of wild cards into LTA stage tournaments. The LTA has created and adhered to robust policies that ensure a fair and equitable selection process is followed.
For a detailed explanation of the selection criteria for all related policies, please click on the links below:
This policy outlines the purpose and process for selection and the allocation of wild cards for National Talent Identification days.
Official trips are organised by the LTA throughout the year. Trip selections are made by the Tennis Managers/National coaches.
National Training Camps are organised by the LTA to provide an excellent learning experience which allow players to develop all aspects of their game.
The LTA may be asked by external organisations to nominate British players for external support or assistance. This is policy outlines the process that will be followed in these situations.
The wild card policy outlines the process that will be followed in the allocation of wild cards for LTA staged tournaments. Information about feed-up wild cards can also be found here.
This document sets out the LTA’s policy for supporting performance players who are not currently British nationals, but who have committed to obtaining British Nationality.
In 2014 there will be changes to Player Funding.
All players wishing to claim on the Tournament Bonus Scheme must sign the LTA Player Code of Conduct. Please print, sign and return this to Sophie Thomas.
Players in reciept of matrix funding can find their Code of Conduct in the Matrix Player's Online Area.