The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is a legacy facility from the London 2012 Olympic Games. It provides indoor tennis facilities and is the base for England Hockey’s competitive events, national and international.
The facility is located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, adjacent to Hackney Marshes and the boundary with Waltham Forest.
The facility is operated by the Lee Valley Park Authority (LVRPA), through their operating partner Vibrant Leisure Limited.
The study, led by LVRPA on behalf of Sport England, the Tennis Foundation and England Hockey aimed to identify options for the re-development of the site to drive revenue generation, whilst retaining provision for both tennis and Hockey. The whole format of competitive hockey is due to change as the sport launches its Hockey World Series, so an appropriate competitive venue is key for the NGB moving forward.
Equally the venue is a key part of the LVRPA portfolio, but needs to be at least cost neutral moving forward, given the funding structure of the LVRPA and the need to meet Board objectives.