LTA opens up free coaching programme to 5,000 extra children | Leisure Opportunities
Leisure Opportunities

Leisure Opportunities

Job Search
see all jobs
Job opportunities
Wildern School
£16,209 to Step 5 - £17,955 plus 14% shift allowance
Southampton, United Kingdom
YMCA Fylde Coast
£8.65 per hour or £16,867.50 pa
Fylde/Wyre District, United Kingdom
Center Parcs: Aqua Sana
£8.95 per hour + benefits
Penrith, United Kingdom
Bracknell Leisure Centre
£15.46 weekdays & £18.68 weekends pa
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Paultons Park
Excellent salary and benefit package
Romsey, United Kingdom

LTA opens up free coaching programme to 5,000 extra children

Job opportunities
Hull Culture and Leisure
30,785 - £33,437
location: Hull, United Kingdom
City University of London
£22,214 - £24,285 per annum
location: London, United Kingdom
Chesterton Sports Centre
£16,123 - £16,781 per annum, pro rata
location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
more jobs

An extra 5,000 places have been opened up on the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Tennis for Kids initiative due to popular demand.

The scheme had originally targeted 10,000 5-8 year-olds for the free six-week course – in which all participants completing their course would receive a free tennis racket – but the extra places were freed up after the initial allocation filled up in less than a week.

During an interview with Sports Management, LTA director of participation Alastair Marks said the programme was launched to capitalise on the success of Great Britain's victory in the Davis Cup.

LTA chief executive Michael Downey said the increase was to “maximise opportunities for the younger generation to play tennis”, adding: “We look forward to seeing more parents across the country sign their kids up and get involved in a sport that they can continue to enjoy throughout their lives”.

Former British number one Annabel Croft, who is one of the mentors for the 1,000 Level Two coaches taking part in the initiative, added: “As someone who has played tennis since I was a child, I know first-hand how brilliant the sport is, whether you choose to play competitively or socially – it’s something you can continue to enjoy throughout your life.”

To read Sports Management’s full interview with Alastair Marks, click here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
An extra 5,000 places have been opened up on the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Tennis for Kids initiative due to popular demand.
The initiative was intended to boost interest among children following Great Britain's Davis Cup win / LTA


Construction is underway on two new live music venues and a leisure-filled “urban gallery” in central London, designed by British architects Orms. The St Giles ... Read more
The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the ... Read more
Gym and health club operators need to engage with their members and focus on customer service to help them retain numbers. In the latest issue ... Read more
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after it reported revenue growth of 26 per cent in the ... Read more
Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, ... Read more
Fitness franchise énergie Group has opened thé Yard - a new signature training concept that will be rolled out at its énergie and Fit4less clubs ... Read more
Spirit Fitness UK
Spirit Fitness UK
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic ... Read more
Tech startup Neurable has taken virtual reality to the next level, creating computer interfaces for the brain to allow users to control the technology using ... Read more
The historic Grayshott Spa in Surrey has been acquired by Austria-based health and medical resort specialists the Lanserhof Group. The family-run Lanserhof, which owns spas ... Read more
A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ... Read more
The All England Club is pushing forward with its plans to cover the No. 1 Court at Wimbledon. The new, retractable roof will form part ... Read more
One of the biggest misconceptions made in the physical activity sector is that retired people cannot train hard. Writing in the latest issue of Health ... Read more
Active IQ
Active IQ
One of the UK's biggest destination spas, the Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in the village of Thorpe le Soken, Essex, has had expansion plans scuppered ... Read more
Table Tennis England’s public funding has been reinstated after the national governing body finally agreed to a package of reforms compliant with the government’s Code ... Read more
An increasing number of local authority-owned leisure centres are being upgraded with spa facilities, as operators embrace the emerging trend to provide members with wellness. ... Read more
1 - 15 of 36,649