Are they giv­ing kids a sport­ing chance?

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FRANK GILFEATHER -

THE Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion has been handed enough money over the years to free the debt of a Third World coun­try. Why is it, then, that they have de­vel­oped only one top-level star in Andy Mur­ray, pic­tured. That’s as­sum­ing they can claim Mur­ray as their prod­uct. The nar­row ap­proach by the LTA means young­sters tak­ing up the sport must come from mid­dle-class fam­i­lies who can af­ford to send their kids to lessons. Which is why we’ll see a ma­jor tour­na­ment win­ner from the UK only once in a

blue moon.

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