THE LTA IS THE NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY
FOR BRITISH TENNIS. OUR GOAL IS TO GROW AND SUSTAIN THE SPORT.
Roger DraperCEOPeter BrethertonPresidentBRITISH TENNIS ANNUAL 2011WHERE THE MONEY INVESTEDinvestment in 2011 in British tennis was £69.5m, an increase of 7% over 2010. £62.7m was expenditure and £7.1 m was capital investment in facility projects. expenditure is the ongoing annual expenditure by both the LTA and TF.£69.5m19.3min 2010)65.3m£21.6min 2010)£12m (£13.4m in 2010)£16.6m (£16.7m in 2010)years steady increases in revenue generated from events and commercial programmes as well as higher Championship's have enabled the LTA to invest more year. FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE REPORT 2011To view the report with all the detailed information on finance and Governance download the separate report at www.LTA.or.uk/AnnualBRITISH TENNISDRAFT FOR DEVELOPMENTPARTICIPATIONEVENTSOF INVESTMENT TENNISPERFORMANCESERVICING BRITISH TENNISparticipation are programmes and revenue to invest are delivering eventsWe are delivering high quality support to improve people's experience of British Tennis whether you are involved in the game already, new to the sport, or working in British tennisWe are identifying and supporting talented players. We are investing in and supporting performance clubs, coaches and competitionsWELCOME TO THE 2011 ANNUAL, AN ACROSS THE SPORT REVIEW OF WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING OVER THE LAST YEAR. Our purpose is to grow and sustain British tennis. In 2011 we have seen some strong signs of progress, both in growing participation and in the performances of our most talented players. Players at registered places to play and the number of British Tennis Members have both increased. We increased the number of players competing regularly and exceeded our target for the number of International A Matrix juniors, a measure which monitors the status of our most talented junior players and we achieved our target of players in the top 100. In the last year the LTA has prioritised investment to support a long term, sustainable, commitment to growth in participation. The approach focuses on the four drivers of participation which are the Places where tennis is played, the People who make tennis happen, the Programmes and opportunities on offer to all and the Promotion of tennis to attract new people to the game. The LTA continues to sustain what has been put in place to support and develop talent. The levels of finance required are now decreasing after heavy investment, from 2006-2009, to set up the right approach. Continued investment in major events and the servicing of British tennis are leading to improvements. It has been a good year for British tennis on the international stage. Andy Murray became only the seventh man in the Open era to reach the semi-finals, or better, of all four Grand Slams in a calendar year. The 16U boys' team won the Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas for the first time and three members of Team AEGON reached the semi-finals at the Junior US Open, which Oli Golding went on to win. Liam Broady was runner-up in the singles event at Junior Wimbledon with George Morgan lifting the doubles title. There are three women in the top 100 for the second year running, whilst there were record attendances at the AEGON Championships and it was another memorable year at The Championships, Wimbledon. Although good progress has been made in a range of areas, we still have a long way to go. Despite the excitement around the successes of our juniors and young players there are still several years of hard work ahead as they mature in the professional game. We recognise there has been a general decline in participation across active sports in this country. We know that tennis is a fun, affordable, family sport and is a great way to get fit. We are working hard to deliver tailored experiences through programmes such as Cardio Tennis to people who choose to play tennis and to keep them involved. The demands on people's leisure time will continue to increase and there is much to be done if tennis is to remain an appealing option over the longer term. The LTA's strategy as set out in the Blueprint Progress Update (published in December 2010) remains on course. We are pressing ahead on our journey to transform the sport and sustain improvements for the future. For sports to be successful in retaining players as they develop, as external interests and hobbies compete for people's time, long term strategies are essential. Such strategies therefore require continuity, resilience, stability and strong leadership. The LTA's Board has laid secure foundations. The LTA is one of the sports leading the way in terms of modern governance, and has had two independent non-executive board directors for the past seven years. The Board's experience and guidance continues to be invaluable in pursuing the strategy. We hope that you have had a good year in tennis and enjoy reviewing 2011 as you look through this year's Annual. It's been a privilege to visit so many exciting clubs, park sites, schools and other tennis venues, to meet so many dedicated tennis people and to see some great tennis programmes. We look forward to seeing you around British tennis in the coming year.PARTICIPATIONPAGE 4MAJOR EVENTSPAGE 22SERVICING BRITISH TENNISPAGE 26INVESTING IN BRITISH TENNISPAGE 30AND THEN...PAGE 34PERFORMANCEPAGE 16Published by the Lawn Tennis AssociationThe National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQwww.LTA.org.ukConcept and design by Purple WorksImages provided by James Jordan Photography and Getty Images*All figures in the 2011 Annual are taken as of 30/9/20113