|GB Tennis Elite No Longer Based At Roehampton|
LTA to focus on regional centres seven years & £39million later
Elite tennis will no longer be ased at the Roehampton National Tennis Centre the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced.
The Roehampton tennis centre opened in 2007 and has for the past seven years been the training for elite players and the administration base for the LTA. The centre has 16 outdoor and six indoor courts, a gymnasium and sports science and medical facilities, as well as accommodation, and it was hoped the facility would help produce world-class players.
However, it has been announced that as a result of a review by LTA Chairman Michael Downey (appointed in September 201), that the centre will remain the admin base but only the Britain's Davis and Fed Cup teams, the wheelchair programme and junior training camps will remain at the NTC from next month. The elite squads will visit the centre on occasional training camps.
August 29, 2014