British Tennis should be thriving. We recently celebrated 7 years since Andy Murray won the Olympic Gold and US Open titles. There is no beating around the bush when I say the LTA have failed to capitalise on the success of the Murray brothers. The junior slams this year have left British fans slightly worried, where is everyone? At Wimbledon in the single junior events and out of the boys and girls combined at SW19 with 64 in each draw there was only 18 out of 128 which isn’t too bad but is low for a home slam. Now, let’s … Continue reading Where are the junior Brits? Only 8 of 384 players were Brits at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open
Tennis governance is in utter chaos. There is no other way of describing it. It is the biggest individual sport in the world but feels like an out of control school trip. We have multiple rules and regulations from different governing bodies who should be singing off the same hymn sheet. I’ve said before no one sings from the same hymn sheet. It’s all over the place. I wrote this in July of this year; Major tennis authorities should be singing from the same hymn sheet but it’s far from it Four majors, four different final set rules. Best of … Continue reading LTA are “deeply concerned about the governance of the sport” but have used all votes in ITF president vote for the same president however the LTA have major problems too!
Building on the success and capitalising on the effect Jamie, Andy and Judy Murray have had on British Tennis was a must and I think it is fair to say it hasn’t happened and that is a massive failure. Under 24 hours ago I got a notification on Facebook saying they had changed their Facebook name from British Tennis to LTA – Tennis For Everyone. Andy Murray was vocal in January and said he feels the LTA have failed to capitalise on his legacy and achievements. All we got was a tour of the Davis Cup trophy… LTA alongside this … Continue reading British Tennis; Rebrand of LTA, What is their new vision? Have they failed to build on Murray’s legacy?