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Safeguarding Standards for LTA Venue Registration


Making tennis safe and open to all

In 2019, all LTA Registered Venues were required to meet six safeguarding standards as part of their LTA Venue Registration. At this time 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.  

These standards apply to all venues but please see the Venue Registration portal for details of exact requirements for your venue type.

This is a positive move and one which will help support venues in creating a safe, accessible, enjoyable and welcoming environment for everyone.

What's in it for my venue?

  • Knowledge that your venue is playing its part in making our sport a safe, secure, accessible and welcoming environment for all.
  • Confidence that you're meeting duty of care obligations for those playing, socialising, working or volunteering at your venue.
  • Exclusive benefits – including access to the LTA Wimbledon Ballot; ClubSpark; Public Liability Insurance; and LTA funding support, programmes and initiatives.

Support and Guidance

We will be conducting safeguarding support visits with venues on an ongoing basis in order to support Registered Venues in ensuring the new safeguarding standards are being maintained. Failure to comply with the standards can lead to the withdrawal of a venue's registration and its benefits.

Details about the standards and how you can achieve them can be found below.

Venue safeguarding standards resources

Download the Safeguarding Standards for LTA Registered Venues document for detailed information and support on the safeguarding support visit process and criteria.

Venues can also download the Self-Assessment Form to review and monitor their current practices against the criteria.

View a webinar explaining how the process will work for LTA Registered Venues.

Safeguarding standards FAQs

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about the safeguarding standards.