The LTA Registration year runs from 1st October through to 30th September each year.
Places to play registration replaced club affiliation on 1st October 2010. This change meant that all places to play would pay a registration fee to their County Association based on the number of courts they have access to on a regular basis, rather than the number of members linked to their venue.
The standardised fee is applicable to tennis clubs, park based programmes, university clubs, indoor pay and play centres and programmes based on school sites.
Registering your venue with the LTA offers some great benefits, and is the first step toward gaining the invaluable Tennis Clubmark status which will provide you with even more benefits for your club.
Fees are based on the number of courts at a venue at the following rates:
£100 per court (all indoor and outdoor surfaces apart from grass)
£50 for grass courts (50% discount)
Places to play will only be charged on the first 12 courts at their venue. No charge will be made for the 13th court or any additional courts. A maximum registration fee of £1,200 will apply.
Note the following points:
The fee will be calculated based on the number of courts available for regular use. For the avoidance of doubt "Regular use", in respect of places that do not have permanent access through ownership (freehold or leasehold), means the place to play has access to the courts on an exclusive basis for at least 15 hours per week for 40 weeks of the year.
Places to play must pay for all £100 courts before grass courts are included in the calculation.
If a place to play is nomadic and does not have regular access to courts, a flat fee of £200 will apply.
No charge for purpose built/stand alone mini tennis courts or kidzones.
£200 first year introductory fee for all new places to play that haven’t been affiliated to their County Association since October 2005.
The first stage in registering your place to play is to complete the application form. You will then be contacted within 5-7 working days with the details you need to start the process.
Complete the Application Form
Please note: If you are already a registered place to play, please log in to Places to Play Self Service to renew your registration - if you have forgotten your username and password or would like more information or guidance please contact the British Tennis Services Team
For guidance on the County Association RulesCounty Association Rules Guidance Note
Civil liability protection and directors and officers insurance.
Access to BASeLine, the Business Advice Service hotline.
Access to Clubmark - a club management resource to professionalise your place to play.
A tool to promote your place to play on the internet.
Eligibility to compete in LTA inter-club competitions.
Receive access to a variety of support and guidance tools for your place to play
Opportunities to access funding for performance programmes.
A number of exclusive benefits and offers with FREE British Tennis Membership.
Find out more about Registration
86% of people involved in running places to play were satisfied with Place to Play Registration, however 14% were dissatisfied.
We will be reviewing the benefits of Place to Play Registration this year and will look to introduce new benefits for next season that may apply to a broader range of places and offer real value.
If you have any further feedback on what benefits would make a real difference at your place, please let us know.