We are delighted to announce that USN Bolton Arena has been chosen as a regional player development centre by the LTA.
The regional player development centres will provide high level support to junior players with high potential aged between 10 – 14yrs. The regional centres will also provide an exceptional standard of coaching and structured sessions geared towards the athletic development necessary to progress to a national academy.
Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: ” With an emphasis on creating a seamless player pathway for talent development, this new Performance Strategy marks a step-change in the LTA’s approach to developing a pipeline of future tennis champions. It’s fantastic to see the new player pathway start to become a reality with the confirmation of the National Academies, supported by our new Regional Player Development Centres.”
USN Bolton Arena, Head Of Sport, Stuart Kay added: “We are delighted to be part of the Lawn Tennis Association Regional Player Development Centre performance pathway. This is in recognition of all the hard work the coaching team have put in over the past 10 years. We have built up an excellent reputation in the northwest for providing a fantastic pathway for all players.”
It is down to the hard-work and dedication of our team that we have been presented with this exciting new challenge. This is also a huge leap forward regarding our long-term development.
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PLAYERS in the USN Bolton Arena’s High Performance Centre continue to impress the tennis world.
The latest is 16 years-old Hannah McColgan who won the 16 and under and the 18 and under national grade 2s and was subsequently invited to attend a national training camp at the National Tennis Centre.
Following this, she was selected to play for Great Britain in the 16 and under European Winter Cup held in the Netherlands in February.
The GB team won the event and travelled to the Czech Republic for the finals, with GB finishing fourth out of the top eight countries.
Hannah also played in the ladies’ county cup for Cheshire, held in Gloucestershire last November. She played at position one and won five out of six matches. As a team, Cheshire has been promoted and Hannah also played last month in the 18 and under county cup for Cheshire in Bath. The team is in Division One after gaining promotion last year.
Also in November, Hannah played in the Liverpool junior ITF singles and doubles, and she signed in and won a qualifying match in the Wirral £10k – her first ITF pro event. Congratulations, Hannah!