Backed by the tennis coach and former British Fed Cup team captain Judy Murray, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is launching a project aiming to double the current number of women tennis coaches in Britain: from 800 to 1,600 within five years.
Murray thinks that this news can only be good for the whole country. 'I believe that girls respond better to female role models, and the LTA want to see more female coaches who can encourage girls to take up, and stay in, sport.
Women coaches are particularly good at working together, networking and sharing ideas. Today’s environment lays the perfect foundation for them to do all of that,' she said in front of 200 women tennis coaches during a conference call in Birmingham on Monday.
Katherine Grainger, United Kingdom's sport chair added: 'My coaches were absolutely essential in keeping me engaged, inspired and motivated to reach the maximum of my potential, and it’s fantastic to see the LTA staging events to invest in their coaches.
It’s important the LTA maximises the success of their players to get more people, and particularly women and girls, involved in the sport.' Source: New York Times ALSO READ: Acapulco or Dubai: Roger Federer reveals it all