Wimbledon makes £25.5m for UK tennis

23 Apr 2008

By: Sport Industry Group

The LTA has announced that last year’s Wimbledon Championships generated £25.5m in revenue to be redistributed into British tennis.

In revealing the funding derived for the sport from Wimbledon, the LTA also stated that it would be pulling together a team to instigate widespread structural changes to the way tennis is governed in the UK.

After undergoing extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders across the world of tennis, the LTA is undergoing a significant change programme, bringing together a world class team to deliver success across the British game.

The team will be tasked with driving through the new proposals, which includes better support of our elite and on track players, working closer with our clubs and coaches, simplifying our competition structure and improving community tennis.

Roger Draper, chief executive of the LTA said: ‘2006 has been a significant year for British tennis. I am motivated by the fact that we have a clear 'winning' vision for the sport and are bringing together the best team to deliver success across the board. 2007 will be a challenging year for us as we start to get on with the real job of bringing life to our plans.’