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Safeguarding and Well-being



Safeguarding is a primary concern for everyone involved with the National Academy – following the right policies and procedures is paramount to ensure that all players are provided with a safe environment throughout their tennis journeys. This page provides information for players, parents, coaches and everyone involved with the running of the academy.

Academy Welfare Officer – Mat Hulbert

Mat has been involved with Safeguarding as part of his role at Tennis Scotland for the past 15 years. He has been involved at every level working with clubs to help them meet minimum standards as well as working with coaches, players and parents. He is also a Safeguarding tutor and deliver training for Tennis Scotland, LTA and Local Authorities. Mat is also an Accredited+ Level 5 Coach and is a tutor for the delivery of Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching qualification courses. Mat can be contacted on 01786 641716 ext. 2012 or on email matthew.hulbert@tennisscotland.org

In the role of National Academy Welfare Officer, Mat works closely with Dollar Academy and the sportscotland institute of sport to ensure the safety of all players at the Academy. Parents, players and coaches should feel free to contact Mat if they have any questions about safeguarding.

What to do if you have a concern

If something happens to you or you see something happening to someone else that gives you cause for concern please report it as soon as possible using the online form – it is very simple and just asks who-what-where-when. If you are not sure – please speak to someone, this could be a parent, teacher at school, or coach. You can also contact Mat Hulbert at Tennis Scotland on 01786 641716 ext. 2012 or the LTA Safeguarding Team on 0208 487 7000.

In an emergency and/or if you are concerned that someone is at immediate risk of harm, please call the police without delay on 999.


We aim to provide an enjoyable tennis experience for all in Scotland, ensuring that all children, young people and adults at risk are safe from abuse

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