Equality & Diversity | Tennis in Britain

Equality & Diversity

The LTA is committed to ensuring British tennis remains open, accepting and accessible to all sections of society. To achieve this commitment the LTA considers and champions equality, diversity and inclusion issues throughout all aspects of the organisation by welcoming diversity, accepting difference and challenging all forms of discrimination and unjust behaviour.

To date, our progress includes:

  • Equal pay in the men’s and women’s events at Wimbledon.
  • Appointment of Head of Men’s and Women’s Tennis to ensure a balance.
  • Launch of the Tennis Foundation and the “One Game All” strategy.
  • A Talent ID program that ensures a transparent and systematic approach to supporting players.
  • Creating robust policies on funding, team selection and travel assistance.
  • Delivering training session to referees and tournament organisers on issues relating to bullying, discrimination and child protection.

We are also very proud to be a founding signatory to the governments “Charter” to end homophobia and transphobia in sport.  This “Charter” commits the LTA and other sporting bodies to actively challenge any and all forms of homophobic or transphobic abuse or discrimination. 

Guidance

The Equality Act came into effect in October 2010 harmonising equality law for all protected characteristics. It is important that Places to Play understand and adhere to the requirements of the Act and create an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.

The Government Equalities Office has produced a series of publications that provide guidance and information on Act, the changes that have been introduced and the requirements that must be followed.

Please email equality@lta.org.uk for further information or support on implementing these requirements or issues that arise relating to equality, diversity or inclusion.

Equality & diversity monitoring

The Equality Act 2010 brought all protected demographic characteristics under the one act, affording them the same legal protection. As a result and following good practice within the private, public and sports sectors the LTA will be monitoring across all protected characteristics, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion and belief and sexual orientation.