Professional Development | Tennis in Britain

Professional Development

Find the support available to players who are looking to take the next steps in their tennis careers.

Player support

Professional and financial support is provided to high performing tennis players.

Player support

National Junior Programme

The National Junior Programme (NJP) 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 Junior 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.

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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 ITF is a WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) signatory and fully compliant with the WADA Code.

The LTA work closely with UKAD (UK Anti-Doping) to ensure information and education is provided to professional players, elite juniors and High Performance Centre’s 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 page 17-63 for full details.

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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
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