DBS Overview

A DBS check is a record of all warnings, reprimands, cautions and convictions obtained from local and national police records. Police forces may also choose to disclose soft intelligence that they reasonably consider might be relevant to the role.

Positions in tennis

A list of positions in tennis can be found below, including what type of DBS check they require. If a position is not listed you can select the position which best explains the activity being undertaken. For example, Junior Helper covers a range of activity with children which may include helping out with on court activities, being a Tennis Leader, assisting at county cup events, and so forth. 

In the event that none of the positions shown describes the activity being undertaken, or the level of check for a position is believed to be incorrect, please contact the LTA on 0208 487 7000 or info@LTA.org.uk.

Position

Volunteer

Level of check

Child Barred List

Adult Barred List

LTA Coach Accreditation (any level of coach)

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

Tennis Coach (Level 3 - 5 coaches)

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

Assistant Tennis Coach (Level 1 and 2 coaches)

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

Tennis Hitter

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

LTA Official Licence

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

Competition Organiser

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

Strength and Conditioning Coach

No

Enhanced

Yes

No

Physiotherapist

No

Enhanced

Yes

Yes

Psychologist

No

Enhanced

Yes

Yes

Vol LTA Official Licence

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Competition Organiser

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Assistant Tennis Coach

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Tennis Coach

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Tennis Hitter

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Welfare Officer - RA

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Welfare Officer - Non RA

Yes

Enhanced

No

No

Vol Junior Helper - RA

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Junior Helper - Non RA

Yes

Enhanced

No

No

Vol Junior Supervisor - RA

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Junior Supervisor - Non RA

Yes

Enhanced

No

No

Vol Junior Driver - RA

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Junior Driver - Non RA

Yes

Enhanced

No

No

Vol Team Captain - RA

Yes

Enhanced

Yes

No

Vol Team Captain - Non RA

Yes

Enhanced

No

No

What does “Non RA”, “RA”, and “Vol” mean?

Vol = volunteer positions. Volunteer DBS checks cannot be used to undertake LTA coaching qualifications or gain LTA Coach Accreditation.

RA = positions which are Regulated Activity. 

Non RA = positions which are not Regulated Activity. 

If you are unsure whether to select an RA or Non-RA role, you can use the following documents to determine if someone is in Regulated Activity.

Regulated Activity - children

Regulated Activity - adults

Fees

Type Admin fee DBS fee Total
Non-volunteer applications £8 £44 £52
Volunteer £8 £0 £8

Admin fees are subject to VAT and will be included at point of payment at the prevailing rate.