Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

Our vision is ‘Tennis opened up’, and our mission is to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. We’re here to govern and develop tennis in Britain, from grassroots participation through to the professional game.
London, United Kingdom

About Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

Tennis is an amazing sport. Anyone can play; whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds. At any age and for a whole lifetime, tennis provides physical, social and mental rewards both on and off the court.
We want tennis to be open to as many people as possible, across the whole of Britain.

Volunteers, coaches, officials, clubs and venues all play an essential role in the future of our sport; without them, tennis can’t exist. We’re committed to providing them with the right investment and support, and celebrating their wonderful work.
We want to engage with thousands of fans so that we can bring them closer to the sport, offering new ways for them to enjoy and get the most out of tennis.

We will continue to deliver a standout calendar of major tennis events; from Fed Cup and Davis Cup ties, to grass court tournaments. We want to take tennis to new areas, so as many people as possible can watch world-class tennis action.

We are here to help many more people pick up a racket, whether it’s for the first time, or the first time in a while. We want to enable men and women of all ages and abilities to play more often, all year round.

Starting early is crucial to playing for the long-term. We need more children to start playing and will do what it takes to make it as easy as possible for parents and kids across the whole of Britain to choose tennis. We will also build new and develop existing relationships with schools and local communities, so more kids and young people than ever before are able to pick up a racket.

We are committed to delivering a clearer route for players to develop – from starter sessions with our brilliant accredited coaches, to first-class support at our National Academies. Our Player Pathway is designed to find and nurture the next generation of champions, with a particular focus on enabling young players to break into the top 100, win medals at the Olympics and Paralympics, and in turn, inspire fans across the nation.

Culture

At the LTA, equality, diversity, and inclusion are critical elements for our organisation to be successful.



As an employer, we aspire to be a diverse, inclusive, and responsible organisation. Our aim is to have a workforce that can reflect and understand the communities we serve.



Our core values at the LTA are teamwork, integrity, passion, excellence and inclusion.
Whether working at the National Tennis Centre, Nottingham Tennis Centre, out in the regions at the grassroots of the game, or travelling around the world supporting our elite players, everyone has an incredibly important role in helping drive tennis for Britain forward.



Learning and development



We’re dedicated to supporting our people and their ambition to grow. Connecting learning opportunities with our strategic plans and personal objectives, we offer our people many new possibilities to develop.



The LTA Skills Framework is a set of six core skills that supports the professional development of all our colleagues, and our learning opportunities are based around building on these transferable skills. Through group workshops, our online learning platform, internal leadership programmes, as well as specialist external courses, we work with our teams to ensure everyone receives the right opportunities at the right time to deliver success.



The core skills we all need


  • Collaboration

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Communication

  • Digital

  • Commerciality

  • Leadership