LTA opens up free coaching programme to 5,000 extra children | Leisure Opportunities
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Hanbury Manor Hotel and Country Club
£18.5k + 10% retail commission
Ware, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Self-Employed
Hucknall, United Kingdom
star job
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort
Up to £30,000 pa
Exeter, United Kingdom
Celtic Manor Resort
Competitive
Newport, United Kingdom
star job
Cliveden House
Competitive
Taplow, United Kingdom

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

Job opportunities
Bryanston School
Competitive
location: Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Middlesex FA
Up to £25,000, Depending on Experience
location: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
St. Piran's School
Competitive
location: Maidenhead, 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.
SAR
The initiative was intended to boost interest among children following Great Britain's Davis Cup win / LTA
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.