Wimbledon achieves record profits for LTA

TOBY DAVIS
Last updated 11:22 14/12/2012

Relevant offers

Tennis

Ferrer shocks Nadal in Monte Carlo quarters Cibulkova rallies to beat Diyas in Malaysia Djokovic, Nadal, Federer cruise at Monte Carlo Dominika Cibulkova eases through in Malaysia Federer romps into third round at Monte Carlo Zarina Diyas reaches first quarter in two years Federer may skip French Open for fatherhood Flamboyant Djokovic opens defence in style Pliskova makes winning opening in Malaysia French Open prize money gets €25 mill boost

Profits from this year's Wimbledon championships increased by seven percent to record levels, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said today.

The LTA, which organises the two-week grand slam, published its annual report and financial review which showed profits at the grasscourt tournament rose to £37.8 million (NZ$72.2 million), up from £35.2 million the previous year.

The surplus is invested back into British tennis.

The LTA also said it spent £12.3 million on player development with £17.4 million pounds going on encouraging people to take up the sport.

The governing body highlighted the impact of an excellent year for Britain's Andy Murray, who claimed Olympic gold before taking the US Open title, in boosting grassroots participation.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is it fair on the tennis pros to ask them to play in Melbourne's 40 degree heat?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content