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LTA boosts investment in Regional Player Development Centres as Hannah Rylatt is selected for National Academy

LTA boosts investment in Regional Player Development Centres as Hannah Rylatt is selected for National Academy


  • Bolton Arena retains Regional Player Development Centre status


  • Bolton Arena performance player, Hannah Rylatt selected for National Academy


  • Only 4 players from across the UK have been selected this year.


The LTA has announced further enhancements to its Player Pathway, with additional investment aimed at further reducing the cost to aspiring young players attending Regional Player Development Centres (RPDC), and confirmation of the next intake of players to the National Academies for 2020/21.

Only 4 players from across the UK were selected for a National Academy this coming year. Bolton Arena’s very own Hannah Rylatt was 1 of the talented youngsters to achieve selection for one of the 4 spots.

Hannah has been with us for a couple of years having previously been at Widnes Tennis Centre.  Hannah has worked incredibly hard with her team of coaches to gain this opportunity, and will now train with the very best in British Tennis based at Stirling University. Her Individual coach, Sabrina Federici, also came through Bolton Arena as a player and after her USA tennis college career has come back to work with some of our best female players.

Head Coach, Steven Fathers says “Hannah is a credit to everyone involved at Bolton Arena. She had a goal last year to be selected for a National Academy and has achieved this through sheer hard work and determination”. “We wish her the very best and hope one day she will grace the grass of Wimbledon”.

Hannah will be presented with her Player of The Year trophy, at 12pm on Friday 14th August at Bolton Arena, before saying her goodbyes.

As a Regional Player Development Centre, Bolton Arena has now gained further investment to continue developing the very best players aged 10-14 from across the North West.

This investment is to help subsidise the cost to parents and allow them to travel internationally to tournaments and gain as much experience as they can playing against Europe’s elite.

These players will train under the guidance of Head Coach, Steven Fathers and his expert team of coaches. Each individual will get a tailored program involving strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology and physio support along with coach attendance at all the big junior events. “We are thrilled to be part of the player pathway for the LTA and look forward to working with the coaches across the North West to support their players”.

For more information, contact Steven Fathers on 01204 488110 or email

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