Matt Stanforth appointed as LTA Padel Performance Manager
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We can confirm that Matt Stanforth will assume the new role of Padel Performance Manager role starting 16 January next year.
In his new role, Stanforth will oversee three key areas: managing our performance players and support they receive from the LTA, developing a player pathway for the sport and finally managing national teams creating opportunities in a variety of categories.
Stanforth has spent the last 14 years at Table Tennis England where he most recently occupied the role of Head of England Performance.
Commenting on his new role, Stanforth said: “I would like to thank Tom Murray and the LTA for giving me this great opportunity as Padel Performance Manager. I have been involved in performance and talent development for the last 20 years both as coach and in performance management capacity, and hope my experience and input will have a positive impact on Padel in this country.
"This is a really exciting time for the sport with its rapid growth both domestically and internationally and are looking to working with the players, coaches, staff and wider Padel community."
Tom Murray, Head of Padel at the LTA said: We are very excited to welcome Matt to the LTA’s Padel team where he will bring significant experience with performance players, taking national teams to Commonwealth Games for many years now. Coming from a developing sport I feel will add significant value in building our Padel Performance Programme and Pathway.”