LTA extends La Manga Club partnership for further three years
The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) has reaffirmed its commitment to providing the best training facilities for Britain’s best tennis players today by announcing a three-year extension to its long standing partnership with La Manga Club in Spain.
La Manga Club, 19th January 2016. The leading destination resort is an official overseas training base for the LTA and offers elite level, year-round facilities on and off the court. Located in Murcia on Spain’s sunny south-east coast, La Manga Club boasts 28 courts and regularly hosts training camps for Britain’s top players including, most recently, Liam Broady and Davis Cup team member Dan Evans.
Leon Smith, LTA head of men’s tennis and Aegon GB Davis Cup captain, commented: "La Manga Club is a world-class tennis venue with excellent facilities that are so important for the development of our players. The year-round access to top-class clay courts especially gives us the opportunity to train our best players in ideal conditions that are a long way from the wet and grey skies of a British winter!"
The 2015 Davis Cup winning captain added: "The training environment at La Manga Club is second to none. You have at your disposal world-class courts and physio facilities. The camps we run here give our junior players the best chance of success when they head off on European and international tours."
The partnership with La Manga Club includes access for elite British player training camps, as well as promotional opportunities at the Aegon Series of British grass court events, including the Aegon Championships, at The Queen’s Club.
Speaking at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, south-west London, on the new agreement, Brendan Dwyer, Commercial and Marketing Director at La Manga Club, said: "La Manga Club has a long and proud relationship with the LTA and we are delighted to confirm the partnership for another three years as the official overseas training base for elite training camps. Helped by some fantastic results, including last year’s memorable Davis Cup victory against Belgium, British Tennis is enjoying a renaissance and all of us at La Manga Club are looking forward to supporting the LTA in preparing its performance programme players of at our acclaimed tennis centre and resort facilities."
Three times the size of Monaco, La Manga Club has set the benchmark for Europe’s sports and leisure destinations for more than four decades and remains a leader in the global tourism industry following continued investment.
Its extensive facilities include three 18-hole golf courses and a new Leadbetter Academy, eight FIFA-approved football pitches, a new High Performance Sports Centre, a 2,000m² spa and fitness complex, four and five-star accommodation and more than 20 bars and restaurants. (www.lamangaclub.com)