CRANLEIGH SCHOOL, 13th May 2020: Cranleigh School pupil Greg S. has been selected as one of 12 players for the Wheelchair National Age Group Programme by The Lawn Tennis Association. The LTA is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
The programme is the governing body’s wide-ranging package of support designed to educate and develop players as they transition through the LTA’s World Class Wheelchair Tennis Performance Pathway. In being selected for the programme, players are able to receive training, guidance and home visits from LTA coaches, have access to international competitions and training camps, and receive support in maintaining the importance of sport/life balance for an initial period of one year. This guidance and training combine to help prepare players in becoming elite international athletes.
Players who continue to show high potential at the end of their National Age Group Programme support will advance to the next stage of the pathway, the World Class Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme. Exciting times lie ahead for Greg and his sporting talent.
Rob Cross, LTA Technical Lead Performance Coach, said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone who has been selected for the NAGP this year. This is a very exciting group of players who now have access to a fantastic package of support which will hopefully allow them to develop even further both as players and as people. While we have a track record of producing high performing wheelchair tennis players in this country, the standards of the sport across the world continue to advance and this programme is designed to help us stay ahead of the pack and maximize the potential of our best players. The LTA’s World Class Wheelchair Tennis Performance Pathway provides a seamless route for our highest potential players to progress from junior competition to playing major tournaments. I wish all our new NAGP players every success as they continue their journey this year.”