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Hopton Review Synopsis

Apr 14, 2010


·ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ In depth reviews undertaken of both Tennis and Rackets during the last 7 months involving widespread consultation and detailed data gathering

·ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Each game found to be in reasonable health but with progress having stalled

·ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Clear opportunities exist to move both games forward decisively over next 5-10 years

·ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Visions have been developed to increase participation in both games:

o������� Tennis - to add 1000 new players by 2015 and 10 new courts by 2020

o������� Rackets - to increase the number of players by 500 and add 1 new court by 2015

·ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Plans now being finalised to achieve the visions

·ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Volunteers being approached to take specific responsibilities for implementing the plans�


�The Real Tennis Professionals Association fully supports this vision for tennis and will work closely with the T&RA to ensure it is achieved�

Nick Wood, Chairman RTPA

�The International Real Tennis Professionals Association is excited about the potential which the vision implies and looks forward to assisting the T&RA to make it happen��

Susie Falkner, CEO IRTPA

"The Ladies Real Tennis Association continues to wholeheartedly support the objective of increasing participation in tennis particularly amongst ladies"

�Alex Garside, Chairman LRTA

�On�behalf of the Professional Rackets Association, I would like to express my�full support�of the Hopton Review, and very much look forward to utilising the Review�in order to further develop rackets at schools and clubs�

David Makey, Chairman RPA

"I heartily encourage everyone who loves these great games to put their efforts behind these proposals. Achieving them is critical to ensuring the health of our games�

Robin Geffen, Managing Director, Neptune Investment Management

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