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Roger Draper to step down as LTA chief in September

  • Roger Draper will step down as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in September, Britain's tennis body announced on Wednesday.

    Draper has led the LTA for seven years.

    In a statement, he said: "The sport is entering a very exciting phase, and now is the right time for me to hand over the baton to a new leader who can build on what has been achieved in recent years, and take British tennis to new levels.”

    Last year marked an exceptional period for the sport in Britain with Andy Murray winning Olympic gold and becoming the country's first male grand slam champion in 76 years.