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Organising a competition

Safeguarding isn't just about abuse and neglect in its most extremes. We need to know how to respond to disclosures or evidence, but we also need to ensure appropriate support is in place to protect and prevent to provide a safe and inclusive tennis experience for all.

All information you need is available in the events, competitions and activities guidance below. Anyone involved in organising a competition should use this document:

View safeguarding at competitions

Templates to support with this are available here:

Competition risk assessment template

LTA approved competition safeguarding information

Risk assessment checklist for LTA Licenced Officials

LTA approved competition welcome speech

Acceptable use statement for internet and social media use

LTA photography and filming policy LTA

Event safeguarding checklist

Lost child form

Safe to Play poster

The LTA Safeguarding Team are attending competitions throughout the year to support the implementation of safeguarding policies and processes and support those organising competitions to ensure they can provide a safe and inclusive environment. Details of what we will be looking for are available here and will help to support you in organising your competition:

View safeguarding support visits at competitions

Additional Safe to Play courtside banners and cards can be ordered via My Tennis Toolkit:

Visit My Tennis Toolkit

Various roles at competitions will require a DBS/PVG. Further information can be found on out criminal record checks page:

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Attending a competition

Here's all the information you need to know if you're planning a trip to a competition or event with children.


If you have a safeguarding concern, please use our secure online form to provide details (anonymously if you wish).

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