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Quick Access Loan Scheme


Our mission is to grow tennis and padel by making them relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. Ensuring local communities have access to quality facilities is critical to attracting and retaining more players.

The LTA’s facility loan scheme provides interest free loans from £25,000 up to £250,000. The funding stream will prioritise investment into low cost indoor structures and floodlights to enable communities to grow participation by accessing all year round facilities.

The objectives of the fund are:

  • To provide indoor or floodlit and year round playing facilities to encourage community accessible play all year
  • Enhance facilities to create better playing environments to encourage play all year (link to ‘what we will fund’)
  • Retain and increase the number of participants at the venue
  • Offer and increase both non-member pay and play usage and coaching opportunities
  • Grow the numbers of adults and juniors on the coaching programme
  • Provide online booking through ClubSpark with courts available through LTA Rally.

Key facts

  • Interest free loan
  • Decision within 6 weeks of full application
  • The fund is open all the time
  • Applicants must be an LTA registered venue on project completion
  • Organisations must have adequate security of tenure and legally be able to borrow money
  • Online court booking for courts and programmes is a requirement, ClubSpark is recommended
  • Venues will need to be sustainable and have in place an adequate sinking fund
  • Organisation must be properly constituted, not for profit and inclusive and accessible

Padel case studies

Please see our latest padel case studies where venues have used the Quick Access Loan Scheme to successfully grow and improve their venue and increase the popularity of padel:

Technical support

If you have any further questions about facilities and funding please visit our FAQs.

Technical guidance on padel

This document will provide information for venues considering the construction of a padel court.

Club Sinking Fund Calculator

Use our Club Sinking Fund Calculator to help manage your venue's finances.

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