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Bob Brett has resigned as director of player development at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and will leave the post at the end of July.

The Australian was
appointed in June 2014 to help develop Great Britain’s best coaches and players.

“I have enjoyed my time at the LTA working with some very talented players, coaches, sports science and sports medicine experts,” said Brett.

The LTA say the search for a replacement “is progressing well”.

LTA chief executive Michael Downey will take over on an interim period until a new performance director is found.

“We have seen the power of his (Brett’s) five-day camps for the nation’s best juniors and his mentoring of some of Britain’s best young coaching talent where they benefited from his ‘in the trenches’ understanding of what it takes to succeed on the global stage,” said Downey.

“Despite a relatively short tenure at the LTA, Bob has made a difference in improving our nation’s chances for greater success.”

Brett has worked with many of the world’s best players in a 35-year career, including Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic.







BBC Sport tennis correspondent Russell Fuller:

“Bob Brett lasted less than eleven months in the job, but in that time he has successfully remodelled training camps for aspiring British juniors and made a lasting impression on some of our best coaches.

“His resignation comes as no surprise: he was put in an invidious position when the LTA confirmed in May they would be employing a performance director to fulfil part of the role Brett had been brought in to do.

“His strengths lie in working on court with players, and it was always unrealistic to expect him to play a significant part in managing the performance programme as well.”