Lawn Tennis Association's chief executive steps down

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Roger Draper reveals that he is to leave his role as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association in September.

The Lawn Tennis Association's chief executive Roger Draper has confirmed that he will step down from the position in September.

He has made the decision following a seven-year spell with the organisation.

"It has been a huge honour to serve the sport that I love so much and to play my part in leading British tennis," he told the LTA's official website. "I have been very lucky to work with fantastic people both at the LTA and across the wider tennis community, and I would like to thank them all for their passion, commitment and hard work.

"As a result, the sport is entering a very exciting phase, and now is the right time for me to hand over the baton to a new leader who can build on what has been achieved in recent years, and take British tennis to new levels."

Draper's earnings of £640,000 a year were recently heavily criticised by a number of media outlets.

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