LTA president Martin Corrie steps aside ‘briefly’ while probe into claims of sexual abuse involving a former coach takes place

TENNIS CHIEF Martin Corrie has stepped aside “briefly” after one other sexual abuse scandal hit the game.

Corrie is giving up his duties as president of the Garden Tennis Affiliation while an investigation takes locations into how a 2004 allegation of sexual assault was dealt with by the Hertfordshire LTA.

 Martin Corrie has temporarily 'stepped aside' from his position as LTA president

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Martin Corrie has briefly 'stepped aside' from his place as LTA president

Corrie, who was a member of the county affiliation’s government committee on the time, stated: “This case considerations a coach who labored at Hertfordshire county LTA once I was a member of the chief committee and who was investigated and sanctioned by the LTA disciplinary committee on the time.

“As we’re all conscious, upholding the very best requirements in coping with safeguarding issues is necessary to the entire of British tennis.

“Subsequently, in settlement with the board of the LTA, I consider it’s proper for me to step aside from my presidency through the course of this investigation.

“I might not want my presence on this vital public position to turn into a distraction from the excellent work the LTA is at present doing within the safeguarding area.”

 Martin Corrie (right) with the Duchess of Cambridge, who became patron of the LTA in 2016

Martin Corrie (proper) with the Duchess of Cambridge, who turned patron of the LTA in 2016

The LTA revealed it had acquired a new grievance in December about the best way the 2004 case was dealt with by the Hertfordshire LTA’s government committee.

The LTA stated in a assertion: “As quickly as we acquired the grievance, we undertook a complete inner evaluation of the unique 2004 case.

“We’ve got additionally now commissioned a additional unbiased investigation which is being carried out as swiftly as potential. The result of that investigation might be made public when it concludes.”

The LTA and British tennis are nonetheless reeling from former coach Daniel Sanders being jailed for six years final yr for sexually abusing a younger feminine participant while working at Wrexham Tennis Centre.

The LTA admitted its safeguarding procedures had failed by permitting Sanders to proceed to work regardless of repeated warnings and a number of complains about him by fellow coaches, mother and father and younger gamers.

An unbiased inquiry has been set as much as attempt to set up what occurred within the Sanders case and why.

Scott Lloyd, the LTA chief government, stated: “I need to emphasise that nothing is extra necessary to us on the LTA than the security and safety of the youngsters and younger individuals who play tennis in Britain.

“I’m personally dedicated to creating an surroundings the place efficient, constant and well timed safeguarding selections may be made.

“The implementation of a complete new motion plan is nicely beneath means which I consider will assist put British tennis on the forefront of safeguarding in sport.”

TENNIS CHIEF Martin Corrie has stepped aside “briefly” after one other sexual abuse scandal hit the game.