Bob Brett appointed LTA Director of Player Development
At a media briefing held at The Queen's Club on Friday, the Lawn Tennis Association announced that world-renowned coach Bob Brett has been appointed as Director of Player Development.
wants our national coaches once in a while going into a school, into a park.
It's good for them to do that.
It's about giving back."
will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of LTA high performance with a view to developing a consistent stream of players who can be competitive at the very highest level.
will work closely with coaches both at the National Tennis Centre
in London and across the country's high performance network.
Having worked as a coach on the ATP Tour for 34 years, Brett
has established a world class track record on the international stage, coaching Boris Becker for over three years, who achieved the world number one ranking, won three Grand Slams and one ATP Championship under his stewardship.
work ethic and attention to detail is incomparable.
I'm so pleased for promising British players of all ages and their coaches who will benefit immensely from his
understanding of what it takes to succeed on a global level.
truly wants to make a difference by helping others succeed.
has spent the last three months reviewing our high performance system, visiting High Performance Centres throughout the nation, observing players train and compete, understanding how coaches work and how our NTC
operates from top to bottom.
"Along the way he
has personally conducted over 100 one-on-one interviews with a who's who of current and former players and a plethora of Britain's best coaches.
now has a first-hand understanding of British high performance tennis which will allow him to hit the ground running when he
starts full time in September.
will raise the bar of expectations with his
'no-compromise' attitude whilst firmly establishing the need for the LTA
to consistently support coaches and programmes across the country."
Brett will start his new full time role with the LTA in September 2014 and report to Chief Executive Michael Downey.
LTA Head of Men's Tennis and GB Davis Cup Captain Leon Smith, and LTA Head of Women's Tennis Iain Bates will report to Brett; while LTA Head of Performance Support Simon Jones will report to both Brett and Downey.
, who is 60-years-old and originally from Australia, will be relocating from Monaco to London.