The Merton Tennis Initiative (MTI) is a community tennis programme funded through the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and the charity Give It Your Max (GIYM).

Introducing more children to the game

For the children it is an opportunity to pick up a racket and enjoy the game of tennis. For the teachers it is an opportunity to observe and learn how to teach tennis within their PE lessons.

Developing talent

The community tennis coach will spend a half-term in each school for three hours each day. Similar to the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI), children that show promise or have a real appetite to continue tennis outside of school are invited to after-school sessions. The sessions have proved to be very popular amongst pupils and staff and often lead to the school wanting more!


combined minutes of play in our Year 3/4 Tennis Competition - more than the longest ever tennis match!
minutes of fast walking to burn off an average can of fizzy drink