The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has appointed Sandi Procter as its new President, who will begin at the start of 2023.

Confirmed at the LTA AGM earlier this week, Sandi will step up from her current role as LTA Deputy President of the national governing body to become the most senior volunteer representative in British tennis.

As the organisations 24th President, she is set to serve a term of three years succeeding current LTA President David Rawlinson whose term ends in December. The outgoing President said: “I would like to add my congratulations to Sandi on her election as the next LTA President. 

“It is a huge privilege to hold this office, and one which is respected in the tennis world both at home and by International Federations. Having worked with Sandi, as my deputy, for the last three years, I know she will be fully committed and when I step down on 31 December the LTA will be in safe hands.”

Proctor previously represented Kent on the LTA Council and still sits on the Kent LTA Board, having been involved in a range of tennis activities and projects in the county for more than a quarter of a century.

The new President is also a member of the LTA’s Development Tennis Advisory Group and the Board Nominations Committee, and at an international level serves on the Tennis Europe Development Committee and the ITF Olympic Committee.

On her new role, Proctor stated: “I’ve always loved my involvement in tennis and can’t wait to have the opportunity to engage with the team and the wider community of volunteers so that together we can continue to open up tennis.”

The organisation also noted Proctor’s ‘long history of volunteering’ within the sport, being a former PE teacher turned tennis coach and Manager of the Bromley Tennis Centre, which was Emma Raducanu’s training base during her tenure, 

She has served on the LTA Board since the beginning of 2017, firstly as a Council-elected Non-Executive Director and more recently as Deputy President.

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