Professional Player Development | Tennis in Britain

professional player development

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We have a wide range of information and advice for players who are looking to take the next steps in their tennis careers, inlcuding how to find financial support, help with combining studies and tennis, and resources and information for developing as a professional tennis player.

Player support

Professional and financial support is provided to high performing tennis players. Find out more about the ways in which the current and up-coming British tennis players are supported.

Professional and financial support

National Age Group Programme

The National Age Group Programme (NAGP) is the LTA’s strategy for supporting junior player development. This consists of National Junior Camps, official trips and national coach visits. For further information, please see the National Junior Programme page.

National Age Group Programme

Regional Tennis

Regional teams offer support, advice and feedback to players and parents entering the game and wishing to pursue tennis to a high level.

Regional Tennis

Tennis & Education

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is a sports performance programme.

The programme is aimed at players aged between 16 to 18 years old and provides a clear professional pathway for young players to become professional players, coaches and other tennis professionals, whilst gaining qualifications.

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University Tennis

Find out more about tennis and university, both in Britain and America on the Tennis Foundation website.

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Anti-Doping

The LTA is committed to ensuring that British Tennis is a drug free sport. In line with our Fair Play values we believe that all tennis players have the right to play, compete and win in a fair and drug-free environment.

The LTA is a member of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) and therefore compliant with the ITF’s Anti-Doping rules, ensuring that tennis around the world is played fairly.

The LTA also works closely with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to ensure information and education is provided to professional players, elite juniors and High Performance Centres around the country on the Anti-Doping regulations and testing process.

All players are bound by the LTA’s Disciplinary Code of which Anti-Doping is a part (please see pages 17-63 for full details).

For further information please go to the ITF or UK Anti-Doping website.

If you have any suspicions or concerns about possible doping, please report them, however small and insignificant they may seem.

You can call anonymously 24/7 to talk to a highly-trained operator or if you'd prefer not to speak to anyone, you can also report your concerns via email.

Call: 08000 32 23 32 
Submit an email: intelligence@UKAD.org.uk 
Website: www.reportdoping.com

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