Isaac Stoute
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Tennis player sues Lawn Tennis Association claiming discrimination

30 May 2014 Last updated at 16:36 BST

A young tennis player is suing the sport's governing body, claiming ongoing race discrimination is damaging his career.

Isaac Stoute, 18, says white players with lower rankings are being favoured over him for funding, training opportunities, tournament selection, and publicity by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

Isaac, from Croydon, south London, is currently the top-rated under-18 player in Kent.

The LTA said it "strongly refutes" the allegations.

Piers Hopkirk spoke to Isaac and his father and manager Michael Stoute.