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To deliver our vision of tennis opened up, it is critical that the LTA plays our part in addressing issues related to environmental sustainability, protecting and supporting the environment and tackling our climate impacts.

That’s why we have developed our Environmental Sustainability Plan, which sets out how we will help secure a lasting future for tennis in Britain, through positive action on climate change and leadership in sustainability.

LTA Environmental Sustainability Plan

Executive summary

The climate crisis, resource scarcity and changes to the natural environment represent global challenges but will have an impact on tennis in Britain at all levels. Whether it be the impact of more extreme temperatures on grass court tennis at Britain’s major events, or rising sea levels and severe weather meaning a higher proportion of tennis venues at risk of regular flooding, it is critical that we play our part in tackling these issues.

READ MORE: LTA publishes landmark Environmental Sustainability Plan for tennis in Britain

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Cam Norrie, British men’s singles No.1 welcomed the publication of the LTA’s Environmental Sustainability Plan, saying: “Changes to our climate and environment are the greatest challenge we face globally, and we have already begun to see the impact on tennis.

“I’m really pleased that the LTA are making a long-term commitment to both reduce its own impacts, and work with everyone involved in tennis in Britain to protect and support the environment.

“It’s really important that we all play our part, however big or small, to ensure that tennis is here to enjoy for generations to come.”

 

The LTA knows we have a role to play in tackling our direct impacts, as a responsible organisation and event owner and operator, and in our Environmental Sustainability Plan we have set out some specific actions that we will take to do this.

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Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: “As a responsible organisation and event owner and operator it is critical that the LTA plays our part in addressing issues related to sustainability, protecting and supporting the environment and tackling and reducing our climate impacts.

“These are problems facing everyone, and whilst tennis has a relatively small environmental footprint, we do not accept this as an excuse for inaction, and believe that we all have an important part to play.

“This will necessarily be a long-term plan but we know that changes to climate and our environment are the most significant concern for younger generations. It is critical that we listen to these concerns and all play our part to safeguard the sport for future generations, our future tennis fans, players, coaches and volunteers.”

 

Ultimately, we also want to support the wider tennis community to be more sustainable in our role as national governing body for tennis in Britain. In doing so we know that we will have a positive impact far beyond our own operations, but also most effectively support tennis in Britain in the face of rising energy costs, and changes to the environment.

CASE STUDIES

There is already great work going on across tennis in Britain, with the following case studies illustrating steps that tennis venues are doing to reduce their impacts and support their local environment.

 

We’ll be developing further guidance and support for those involved in tennis in Britain as we deliver our Environmental Sustainability Plan.

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