A tennis player’s pre-match diet typically includes wholegrain bread, reduced-fat yogurt, bananas, apples, and granola bars. Tennis players have crushingly firm handshakes – an essential tool when meeting the parents for the first time. Wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends are frequent sights at sun-drenched courts around the world. Tennis players retire young, giving them more time to devote to you. If you play your cards right, you’ll be able to go with them. Tennis players can’t abide grass that is anything but short. Many of them are single – the last married woman to win the women’s singles championship in Wimbledon was Chris Evert Lloyd in 1981.
The 2016 TIA UK Summit will take place on Thursday, April 14th at a London venue to be confirmed.
The success of the 2015 event has enabled the organisers to review the timing of the event to increase the number of speakers wishing to participate.
“We are pleased to provisionally announce that Paul Burditt, Head of Insight and Planning at the LTA, will be a speaker at the 2016 Summit,” said TIA UK Business Development Manager Phil Sandilands.
“Paul will be stressing the importance of understanding the potential market to achieve a sustainable increase in tennis participation and outlining how the LTA is going about ensuring initiatives and programmes meet the needs of existing and new players.
“All companies providing products and services for the UK tennis market will benefit from Paul’s unique insight.” Burditt has been at the LTA for two years and has a background in retail, having previously worked at Tesco and Debenhams.
“The main thing I would like to share are the key trends in participation to really unpick what is actually going on in tennis,” said Burditt.
“I don’t mean just the short-term trends, I mean really looking at the long term and trying to extract who is playing and where they are playing, and also who is not playing and the reasons for that.
Nowadays players come from all walks of life and are full of passion – both off court and on.
If that’s whet your appetite, just have a look at our list of top reasons for courting on the court. You’ll always have something different to do on a date.