The relationship between Wimbledon and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) dates back to the formation of the governing body in 1888, at which point the All England Club passed over the guardianship of the national game.
Funds generated by The Championships, are used by the LTA to develop tennis in Great Britain.
The LTA’s Mission is to:
• Get more people playing tennis, more often.
The LTA’s Role is to:
• Govern British tennis, develop the sport, and promote by increasing the appeal and awareness of tennis.
Play tennis for free this summer by taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekends on the 17th-18th May, 21st-22nd June, 28th-29th June & 19th-20th July. Tennis venues all over the country are offering free tennis and coaching for people of all ages and abilities. It’s the perfect day out for family and friends. Find your local venue and book your free session now.
If you want to give tennis a go while you’re at The Championships, head to the Play Tennis Zone near Court 12.
Test the speed of your fastest serve and see if you make it onto the Leaderboard, show off your skills in a game of mini tennis and try to ‘Beat the Coach’ and play with the professionals on Wii Tennis.