National governing body (NGB)
NGB contact: Sophie Thomas
The LTA nominates 30 priority players to SportsAid every year. In order to make these 30 nominations, the criteria* set out by the LTA are that the individual must:
If there are more than 30 players meeting the criteria, the final list of nominations will be decided by a panel of senior national coaches chaired by the Head of Men’s and Women’s Tennis Operations. In such a case, nominations will be made using the following criteria:
* The LTA may, at its own discretion, change some of the criteria year on year. The LTA also retains the right to nominate fewer than 30 players if deemed appropriate.
** The rankings as of Friday 2nd September 2016.
*** For clarity, the top 2 names on each ranking list will be taken, even if these players are younger and feature on two age group lists. U13 and U15 ranking lists will be compiled by applying a filter to the U14 and U16 ranking lists.
The nomination process
SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.
Contact Sophie Thomas at the LTA.