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Football and tennis have been warned that their funding is at risk after both saw a decline in participation in England.

Sport England will have meeting with both the FA and the LTA after participation levels dropped

Sport England warn that both football and tennis could have funding reduced following drops in participation levels

Sport England will hold meetings with both the Football Association and the Lawn Tennis Association in order to address the alarming decline

David Ferrer on his way to defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka at the O2

British players must stand on own feet as LTA cuts handouts

The days of the Lawn Tennis Association handing out significant financial support to a wide range of British players are coming to an end.

Michael Downey is credited with turning fortunes of Canadian tennis in his nine years in charge

Michael Downey expected to make big impact as new chief executive of the LTA

Milos Raonic backs his fellow Canadian to succeed

On the line: Tennis clubs fear a lack of funding may now squander the interest generated by Andy Murray’s 2013 Wimbledon win

Tennis funds frozen despite Andy Murray's success

Decision by sport's ruling body is 'elitist' and 'incomprehensible' say coaches and local clubs

Michael Downey is credited with turning fortunes of Canadian tennis in his nine years in charge

LTA turns to 'cheaper' Michael Downey as new head

Given the frequent criticisms that the Lawn Tennis Association can be too lavish with its money, perhaps it was appropriate that the governing body followed the Bank of England's example in naming a Canadian to direct its future operations. For Mark Carney, who took over as Governor at Threadneedle Street in the summer, read Michael Downey, who will start work as chief executive of the LTA in January.

LTA announce new chief executive

Mike Downey joins from Tennis Canada

Dan Evans signs autographs after his shock victory over Bernard Tomic in New York

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British surprise package has nearly doubled his career earnings with victories at the US Open

US Open 2013: Dan Evans plays match of his life to stun world No 12 Kei Nishikori

Nishikori left bewildered and outfoxed by Briton’s attacking play

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LTA must cash in on Murray mania at lower level, says Tim Henman

Tim Henman believes the Lawn Tennis Association needs to invest more heavily in grass-roots tennis if the governing body is to capitalise more effectively on Andy Murray’s success.

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Oh I say! Andy Murray serves up a nationwide tennis bounce as children flock to courts

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Heather Watson became the first British woman for 24 years to win a title on the main tour

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Leon Smith, the GB Davis Cup captain, urges sport to seize the chance created by Murray win

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Laura Robson’s winning run may have come to an end at this year’s Wimbledon, but the 19-year-old could see a staggering boost in earnings off the court to more than £1 million after a “vital” tournament.

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