The Lawn Tennis Association National Tennis Centre

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The Lawn Tennis Association National Tennis Centre
The National Tennis Centre provides a world-class facility for young players, international wheelchair players, and the administrative headquarters for the Lawn Tennis Association in a highly sensitive parkland setting. The intention was that, on entering the NTC, Britain’s top players and administrators would become immersed in a culture of striving for tennis excellence - it’s all about the tennis. The LTA were looking for an inconclusive, inspiring but non-ostentatious National Centre of Excellence that would help them change their working methods. The centre incorporates indoor and outdoor courts (with grass, clay and acrylic surfaces), gymnasia, hydrotherapy pool, sports medicine and science facilities, residential accommodation, a café, teaching spaces and administrative headquarters. The Site Designated as Metropolitan Open Land, the site imposed strict planning conditions, meaning the NTC had to be sensitively integrated into the existing parkland site to satisfy planning requirements. The site has been arranged in response to its’ context; the three buildings are set around a courtyard, positioned to retain an existing 250-year old London plane tree and the visual


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