Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand

Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand (LTAT) (Thai: ลอนเทนนิสสมาคมแห่งประเทศไทย) is the national governing body of tennis in Thailand, formed in 1926 it is one of the oldest organised sports governing body in Thailand. The main aims of the organisation is to develop international level tennis players, improve the infrastructure for tennis and to popularise it in Thailand.[3]

Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand
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SportTennis
JurisdictionNational
Abbreviation(LTAT)
FoundedApril 15, 1927 (1927-04-15)
AffiliationInternational Tennis Federation
Regional affiliationAsian Tennis Federation
HeadquartersTambol Bangpood, Muang Thong Thani, Chang-Wattana road
LocationPak Kret, Nonthaburi
PresidentSuwat Liptapanlop[1]
ChairmanAdmiral Banawit Kengrian[2]
Official website
www.ltat.org
Thailand

HistoryEdit

Tennis was introduced in Thailand by Europeans. First Thai who played this game were students came back from Europe after their study. Royal family of Thailand played the major role in the starting development of tennis in Thailand. In 1926 king Prajadhipok founded the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand at Saralom Garden. Official regulation of organisation was started from April 15, 1927 after the meeting of 12 association- Amusement association, railways association Lampang association, Silom association, Warrant association, Chiengmai Gyms association, Songkla association, Military association and Phuket association. The decision was made to settle the regulation of Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand as supreme governing body of tennis in Thailand.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "President of LTAT". Archived from the original on 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-02-15.
  2. ^ "Chairman of LTAT". Archived from the original on 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-02-15.
  3. ^ a b "History". Archived from the original on 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-02-15.