LTA welcomes British Government permission for return of elite sport



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LTA welcomes British Government permission for return of elite sport

The Lawn Tennis Association in Britain has welcomed the announcement by the British Government formally permitting the return of competitive sport in England from Monday 1st June. The announcement outlined the strict measures that need to be put in place for competitive sport to return behind closed doors and has been developed in consultation with medical experts and sports experts.

The LTA says it is looking forward to tennis coming back in the summer

As per the LTA website, Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, commented, “The LTA is looking forward to bringing tennis back into people’s lives this summer and are excited about events like these inspiring fans to get involved in our sport and pick up a racket.

“In addition to the British Tour, we’ve been supporting the efforts of Jamie, and those of others, to put on events as part of a co-ordinated plan in returning to elite competition. We have been represented on the UK Sport working group advising Government on the necessary protocols for the return to elite sport, and so are pleased to see these stage three guidelines published.

We thank the Government for the commitment and support they have provided to allow us to reach this stage, as well as everyone else who has been part of developing the guidance in what has been a collaborative effort with other major sports.

“There is a lot of work to be done, but we will now move forward with implementing the guidance in preparation for the events, including working with Jamie’s team to undertake the necessary preparations and risk assessments”.

The LTA is working on a series of events at the National Tennis Centre that will see the country's top ranked players compete, including four new British Tour tournaments in July. There is also a Battle of the Brits event being promoted by Jamie Murray, where his brother, the former World No.

1 Andy Murray is also expected to compete at the end of June. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain. It was founded in 1888. The purpose of LTA is to promote the sport "from grassroots participation through to the professional game", based on the fundamental belief that tennis can provide "physical, social and mental rewards both on and off the court.

The main LTA training facility is the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Roehampton, southwest London, which opened in 2007. The Duchess of Cambridge has been patron of LTA since 2017.