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London | Is Loughborough where Murray makes his comeback?

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced the creation of two new $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour events the first of which is to be staged to be staged in Glasgow from April 28 – May 6 at the Scotstoun Tennis Centre while the second will be staged at the Loughborough University Tennis Centre at Loughborough University from May 19 –...

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London | Corrie steps down while investigation is ongoing

In what could be a worrying repeat of the Daniel Sanders affair when the Head Coach of the Wrexham Tennis Centre was jailed for six years following his serial sexual abuse of youngsters, the LTA has moved swiftly to ensure there is no recurrence following subsequent new allegations raised at the Hertfordshire County...

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Lonndon | Edmund takes over at No.1

Kyle Edmund has leapfrogged over Andy Murray to become the nation’s number one player, a fact confirmed by the latest ATP rankings released today. The switch comes after the Dubai Championship points he won last year dropped off on the day the event opened for this year’s...

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Scott Lloyd gets top LTA job

The LTA has announced that Scott Lloyd is to be their new Chief Executive but won’t formally take over from Mike Downey until January 2018, though Downey is due to return to Canada over the next few months....

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Ferguson for LTA?

SIR Alex Ferguson could help produce the next Andy Murray, according to the Daily Mail. Simon Timson, the new LTA performance director, is willing to look beyond tennis for individuals like the legendary Scottish former Manchester United and Murray compatriot, to back coaches and strengthen the route from juniors to the elite for home players. Timson, ex- performance director for UK Sport, said to the newspaper: Š—“Whether it’s the likes of Andrew Strauss or Sir Alex Ferguson, whoever they want to learn from. Š—“Who do they look up to and respect and they see deal with the challenges they...

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Downey to go

In what can only be described as surprise announcement, the LTA has today issued a press release stating that the CEO of the sportŠ—Ès governing body, Michael Downey, is...

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Henman to the rescue

Former British number one Tim Henman, affectionately known as Tiger Tim by his fans, has spent most of his time after retiring from the game having made two Wimbledon semi-finals and four in the world rankings, to come off the golf course and help British tennis in its search for players to fill Andy MurrayŠ—Ès...

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Funding boost for tennis in Scotland

LAWN Tennis Association chief executive Michael Downey has declared it is time for tennis in Scotland to benefit from the Murray Effect. The governing body for British tennis and sportscotland, in partnership with Tennis Scotland, have revealed a joint Σ15m joint fund-raising...

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Duchess of Cambridge to take over as patron of the AELTC and LTA

The Queen has decided to step down as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, the home of the Wimbledon Championships, as well as the Lawn Tennis Association, the governing body of the sport in Great Britain. The announcement was made early on Tuesday and was quickly followed by the AELTC announcing the role would be passed on to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. She will also double as patron of the LTA when the Queen officially steps down at the end of her 90th...

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