Tennis APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To promote the sport of tennis, and to enable MPs and peers to play tennis matches together and compete with outside tennis teams.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Tennis

1. 2019 Tennis Scotland Awards
29/04/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: this house congratulates Bryan Leslie from Gullane Tennis Club on winning the Volunteer of the Year Award

2. Lawn Tennis Association & Tennis Foundation - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: - Lawn Tennis Association & Tennis Foundation  Written evidence submitted by the Lawn Tennis Association

3. Murray Trophy
17/10/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: Murray Trophy – Glasgow was staged by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) at Scotstoun Leisure Centre in

09/10/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: House celebrates the importance of independent tennis clubs for their contribution to community life

5. Exempt outdoor tennis from closure due to COVID-19
01/11/2020 - Petitions

Found: the LTA in conducting COVID safe outdoor tennis. Tennis facilities operate nationally and mostly

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Tennis

1. Jamie and Andy Murray: Sporting Legacy
07/12/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: is he aware that Scotland has another world No.1 tennis player—Gordon Reid, the wheelchair world champion - Speech Link
2: few weeks ago, the title at the Association of Tennis Professionals tour final here in London. He also - Speech Link
3: Chalk) that the Murrays have really helped to move tennis right on in this country—not just in Scotland, - Speech Link

2. Sport in the UK
04/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: will enable Andy to continue playing top-level tennis, but, if it fails, he has an astonishing career - Speech Link
2: Scottish tennis, as well as tennis across the UK, yet their rise to become the best tennis players in - Speech Link
3: and Blane Dodds, the chief executive officer of Tennis Scotland. Following this investigation, the LTA - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
29/06/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: the number of ATP Futures and Challenger-level tennis tournaments held in the UK and in other European - Speech Link
2: have not made such an assessment, but the Lawn Tennis Association currently reviews the number of Challenger - Speech Link
3: to qualify for Wimbledon today, but professional tennis does not begin and end at Wimbledon, and the number - Speech Link

4. Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018
01/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: League European Federation, the Tennis Integrity Unit, Table Tennis England, Ladies European Tour for - Speech Link
2: relevant international sports bodies, such as the Tennis Integrity Unit, the International Olympic Committee - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
27/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: holds on the amount of elite-level professional tennis that will be played in Scotland in 2019. [909978] - Speech Link
2: Scotland, which is why many people feel that the Lawn Tennis Association is failing to take the opportunity - Speech Link
3: will join us, Mr Speaker, given your passion for tennis and your attendance at major events in Scotland - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Tennis
1. Tennis
asked by: Toby Perkins
... whether he plans to put in place additional support for indoor tennis centres; and if he will make a statement.

2. Tennis: Coronavirus
asked by: Justin Madders
... what assessment his Department has made of the risks of covid-19 transmission during tennis doubles matches between mixed households.

3. Tennis: Coronavirus
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... if he will publish the scientific advice for the decision to extend the national restrictions commencing on 5 January 2021 to outdoor tennis facilities.

4. Tennis: Coronavirus
asked by: Tom Tugendhat
... what evidence there is on the transmission of covid-19 on tennis courts.

5. Tennis: Coronavirus
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permitting socially-distanced outdoor singles tennis games for under 18s to be played during the period of covid-19 restrictions announced in January 2021.

Latest Questions
11 Current APPG Officers
Toby Perkins Portrait
Toby Perkins
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Chesterfield
Joined: 21st November 2018
1 APPG Membership
Baroness Billingham Portrait
Baroness Billingham
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
David Mundell Portrait
David Mundell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Toby Perkins MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2320.


Public Enquiry Point:

Amanda Collumbine, Office of Toby Perkins, Unity House, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield S40 1NF. Tel: 01246 386 286


No benefits in kind are on record for the Tennis APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Tennis APPG

Former APPG Officers
Chris Leslie Portrait
Chris Leslie
Chair & Registered Contact
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Nottingham East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Toby Perkins Portrait
Toby Perkins
Vice Chair
Labour - Chesterfield
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 23rd October 2019
1 APPG Membership
Lord Howard of Rising Portrait
Lord Howard of Rising
Team Captain
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd October 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Mann Portrait
Lord Mann
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Chris Leslie Portrait
Chris Leslie
Chair & Registered Contact
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Nottingham East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Cameron Portrait
David Cameron
Conservative - Former Member for Witney
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships