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. We also have a Manual Matrix Adjustment policy which is explained on our Player Matrix page. View the policy now.
All U18 players who achieve an A, B, or C matrix level on our player matrix at the end of season cut-off date automatically become Aegon FutureStars. These players will receive matrix funding, player support from the talent team and kit from our sponsors.
Team Aegon is the group of elite players in British Tennis. These players receive the highest level of support from the LTA and are given an LTA Player Funding Contract.
Many performance players begin to compete internationally once they are over 12 years old. Our funding programme provides financial assistance for some players towards travel to international tournaments.
This scheme aims to reward those players competing in the Futures, Challengers and ATP/WTA tours. This scheme is open to any player not already on a player contract.
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 LTA is responsible for the selection of International Trips, National Training Camps and the allocation of wild cards for LTA stage tournaments. The LTA has created and adhered to robust policies that ensure a fair and equitable selection process is followed. Players representing British tennis must at all time act in a professional manner and uphold the commitments outlined in the Code of Conduct.
For a detailed explanation of the funding streams available and the selection criteria for all related policies 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 order to be in receipt of any funding all players must sign and return the appropriate LTA Funding Code of Conduct. All Team Aegon players have a specific Code of Conduct that they are required to sign up to as part of their programme. Aegon FutureStars and their parents/guardians are required to sign the Aegon FutureStars Code of Conduct as part of their programme. All other players must sign the LTA Funding Code of Conduct before receiving matrix funding, ITA or bonus scheme awards.
LTA Funding Code of Conduct