The Government has announced new national restrictions for England between Thursday 5 November – Wednesday 2 December.
Despite the LTA and tennis community making a strong case to Government, we can confirm that the new restrictions mean that tennis activity in England is not permitted for the duration of the national lockdown, as a result of the closure of all outdoor and indoor facilities. The only exceptions to this are for elite tennis players, and for tennis activity in schools, colleges and other educational establishments as part of education.
Whilst we are disappointed with the outcome, we must urge all involved with tennis in England to adhere to the decision that the Government has taken.
We know these restrictions will have a significant impact on the whole tennis community, and our focus now will switch to campaigning to ensure that as much grassroots tennis activity as possible can resume as soon as possible, including both indoor and outdoor tennis.
LTA Chief Executive Scott Lloyd has today (4 November) provided a more detailed update on the latest coronavirus restrictions in England – read it via the link below:
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) strives to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience. If you have additional needs that you would like considered to enable you to compete, contact email@example.com
With the launch of the new LTA Competition Management System, the terms and conditions of online entry have been updated.
With the launch of the new LTA Competition Management System, the terms and conditions of online entry have been updated. Changes include the removal of PayPal and introduction of a withdrawal admin fee.
The LTA have introduced a withdrawal admin fee for players who withdraw prior to the withdrawal deadline.
Read more about the changes.
We're moving away from PayPal to Stripe as our new payment provider. This will be a seamless change and will remove the need for you to have an account to make a payment, you’ll simply enter your debit/credit card details.
When a player enters a competition, every entry incurs a service fee from the payment provider and these are covered by the competition organiser. However, when a player withdraws from a competition, these fees are no longer refunded by the payment provider. Therefore, we're introducing a small admin fee of 3.4% + 40p per entry to cover this service fee.
Any player withdrawing from a competition prior to the withdrawal deadline will be refunded the entry fee minus the admin fee.