Mission statement


The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and is responsible for developing and promoting the sport while safeguarding the integrity of tennis. We aim to do so through:

  • Building partnerships in the community
  • Supporting tennis clubs and venues 
  • Growing participation among children and young people

The LTA’s mission is to get more people playing tennis, more often. We make sure that clubs, parks and schools offer the right facilities, access and support so that anyone, of any ability, can play tennis in a place that suits them. We help to grow the game of tennis in Britain by:

  • Enabling best in class coaching
  • Supporting and celebrating our volunteer workforce
  • Providing appropriate and motivating competition
  • Focusing on results-orientated investment
  • Targeting programmes and marketing to our priority player groups
  • Providing grass-court events for professional players in the run up to The Championships, Wimbledon
  • Delivering a Player Pathway that nurtures people, teams and leaders

We are proud to work in close partnership with a wide range of organisations so that together, we can get more people playing tennis, more often. This includes our sponsors and commercial partners, local authorities, Tennis For Free, Local Tennis Leagues, over 2,700 tennis clubs and venues, and partners such as the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Sport England, David Lloyd Leisure and Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL).

In January 2019, the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, integrated its activities into the Lawn Tennis Association. The move unifies tennis in Britain, providing a unique opportunity to open up the sport to a more diverse team of people, players and leaders.

Delivering impact at a local level is critical to our success and we work closely with the LTA Council and County Associations to achieve this. The LTA Council is made up of a representative from each English county, Tennis Scotland and Tennis Wales and other organisations involved in tennis.

We run and support a network of almost 10,000 approved tournaments for players of all ages. The cornerstones of these tournaments are the grass court major events leading up to The Championships, Wimbledon, including the Nature Valley Open, the Nature Valley Classic, the Fever-Tree Championships, the Nature Valley International, as well as the Fuzion 100 Trophy Series and British Trophy Series.

We are in the final year of our current strategy and will be announcing plans for the next three years in the coming months.

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