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Safeguarding Standards for Coaches working in LTA Registered Venues

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Updated March 2022 

In 2019, it became mandatory for all Level 3-5 qualified coaches operating at any of our registered venues to be accredited with the LTA. 

For 2022, in addition to the above, the requirement will be for anyone holding an LTA Level 2, LTA instructor, an overseas or external tennis coaching qualification, and who is delivering coaching activity at LTA Registered venues must be LTA Accredited. For LTA Level 1s / LTA Assistants, tennis activators and tennis leaders, clear deployment guidelines will be communicated to ensure they are carrying out activity consistently, safely, and competently.  

By holding a valid membership of LTA Coach Accreditation, coaches will have completed the appropriate safeguarding and first aid training and undergone Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks if working with children. Coaches working in Scotland are required to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Coach Accreditation membership provides greater clarity to parents and players when selecting a coach. Players that choose an LTA registered venue will know that the activity delivered by a Level 2-5 coach is conducted by an individual who is trained in safeguarding and has the appropriate qualifications, and that Level 1 and 2 coaching assistants, tennis activators and tennis leaders are operating in line with LTA deployment guidelines. 

If you have a safeguarding concern you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. 

If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999). 

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