Emma Raducanu’s success has resulted in a £30 million boost to the tennis courts in the United Kingdom.
A £30.5 million initiative to rebuild 4,500 tennis courts in the United Kingdom has boosted Britain’s search for the next Emma Raducanu.
The money, which includes £22 million from the government and £8.5 million from the Lawn Tennis Association, is Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ first statement since joining the Cabinet. It comes as new Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi pledged an additional £30 million per year to fix up and develop new sports facilities in English schools.
The increased financing to revitalize the country’s tennis facilities, including 1,500 council-owned courts, is intended to build on Raducanu’s performance at the US Open.
“The entire country watched in astonishment when Emma Raducanu won the US Open,” Miss Dorries stated.
“I’d like to see more people follow Emma’s lead and achieve success on the court, whether it’s winning an international event or taking up a racket to stay in shape.” That’s why we’re investing £22 million on park tennis courts to repair and improve access.” “This program will be transformational for public tennis facilities,” said Scott Lloyd, the LTA’s chief executive.
This increased Government investment, in addition to the money the LTA is putting in, will allow us to repair and rehabilitate dilapidated courts around the country.”
“Sport plays such a critical role in our children’s education,” Mr Zahawi said of the second announcement. It aids in the development of character and the expansion of their horizons. This support demonstrates that we are committed to increasing access to high-quality sports facilities to keep kids active. The next Harry Kane and Emma Raducanu are out there, but they’ll need the necessary facilities and support to showcase their abilities.”