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Quick Access Loan Scheme

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

The LTA’s Quick Access Loan Scheme aims to provide interest-free loans to support venues investment in facilities, prioritising the installation and construction of covered courts.

Fund objectives:

  • Provide covered or floodlit playing facilities to encourage community accessible play all year
  • Retain and increase the number of participants at the venue
  • Offer and increase both non-members pay and play usage and coaching opportunities
  • Grow the numbers of adults and juniors on the coaching programme
  • Provide seamless booking of tennis courts and lessons through an online booking system

Key facts:

  • Interest-free loan
  • Open all year round with no submission deadlines
  • Decision made within 6 weeks of full application
  • Venues must be LTA-registered upon project completion
  • There must be an adequate security of tenure at the venue, with the applicant legally-able to borrow money
  • Online booking for courts and programmes is a requirement, through our online booking system
  • Venues will need to develop a satisfactory sustainability action plan
  • Venues will need to have in place an adequate sinking fund
  • Venues must be properly constituted, not for profit, inclusive and accessible (the LTA Tennis Foundation is unable to fund companies limited by shares)

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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