The LTA is hosting a series of support webinars that could help you manage, develop and grow your tennis venue and get more people playing tennis.
You can use these pages to access upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars.
How to book?
Click into your area/s of interest below, find a date that suits you, and click on the link titled 'Click here to register'. This will take you to a Zoom registration form.
These have been designed to give a small group of 10 tennis clubs or coaches the opportunity to speak with Rob Peters (Customer Success Manager) and ask any questions about the platform, demo modules you'd like more information on and hear about new and upcoming features we've been working on.
Please find the full schedule of clinics below, including who each session is most suitable for based on your experience of using ClubSpark.
ClubSpark continue to deliver webinars focussing on specific modules, to help you make the most of Clubspark. Whether you're a coach, club volunteer or administrator, we have a session suitable for you.
New sessions announced for 2023 include:
- Getting started with the membership
- Preparing for membership renewals
- Save time with online membership payments
- Thinking about switching to ‘Date of Purchase’ memberships?
To view the full schedule and book your place, click below:
The Active Together programme, in partnership with Sport England, is giving sports clubs and community groups the skills and support they need to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. This FREE online workshop, delivered by the Active together Team, will show you how crowdfunding can be an effective way to raise funds.
To see how Manor Park Sports Club raised £25k through Active Together Crowdfunding, head to the Finance and Funding section in the webinar archive below.
For your next Active Together Webinar, click below:
(Please note that some webinars are region or sport-specific)
The Tennis Volunteer Community (TVC) is a gated Facebook group that was set up in 2021 by the LTA and independent volunteer champions.
Its aim is to provide an informal, transparent and helpful online space where volunteers from all over the country can connect, start conversations, exchange ideas and find answers.
As part of this, the TVC run regular Q&As hosted on Zoom.
To find out more about these sessions and previous recording visit their website.
Finance and funding
easyfundraising is a simple way to generate additional income for your club and will be particularly useful in the coming months when lots of players, parents and supporters will be shopping online anyway.
Whether you have already introduced easyfundraising to your club or you are looking for new ways to diversify your income, this session will give you all the information you need to ensure you don’t miss out on free funds this year.
It’s estimated that we will spend £6 billion as a nation on the Black Friday sales alone, so join us to get your club's share!
This webinar aims to give an overview of the options available for covering tennis courts, how to plan and manage the project and how to operate once the facility is in place. It will also explain the LTA Quick Access Loan scheme and explore other funding sources.
The webinar provided guidance on court surfaces with a focus on Artificial Clay and Artificial Grass.
The LTA Property Team talked through the costs and options for floodlighting courts, how to approach your project and planning advice.
Catch up below on our webinar about how you can use Quick Access Loans to grow your venue through capital investment:
Membership growth and retention
Updated for 2020, a chance to revisit the growing your membership club forum from last year. Over 850 clubs have now taken advantage of a local profile report in order to understand more about their members, understand their catchment and potential, enabling them to build successful recruitment campaigns.
Given the influx of new members and players to the sport during the Covid19 pandemic now is a great time to be focusing on your clubs’ retention strategies. This webinar will show you why you should focus on retention; share some simple tools to start measuring your attrition rates and support you with your future plans around keeping your members and visitors happy.
The final webinar in the marketing series partnership with Deloitte will focus on supporting your club to use social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Google SEO) to create and manage a digital marketing campaigns and track effectiveness and ROI.
In partnership with Deloitte this webinar will give you an overview of the most effective social media channels available for digital marketing. In addition, how you can identify which channel(s) are most appropriate to attract certain a customer group(s) on and some simple do’s and don’ts for effective social media marketing.
Court utilisation and programming
From calculating your own court utilisation through to building an effective programme, this webinar will give you some top tips to help you review the quality of your own programme to ensure it meets the needs of your members as well as the wider community.
An effective strategic plan should be at the heart of any well run sports club. This webinar aims to set out what constitutes an effective plan, its value, function and who should be involved in the process. We will give you a simple framework to start building out your own plan towards a healthy future.
This webinar will aim to breakdown what can often seem like a complex and confusing topic into something that is easy to understand and relevant to the operation of a tennis venue.
In this webinar, we will look at different types of complaints that may be raised with tennis clubs and provide practical advice about how these should be dealt with both from a legal and best practice perspective, ensuring that clubs adhere to any applicable policies, procedures and Constitutional rules that apply at their respective club.
Club and coach relationships
This webinar recording provided an overview of the principles linked to the deployment of coaches that will help with common queries linked to insurance cover and what coaches at various levels of qualification can deliver.
A series of one hour practically focussed webinars hosted by Tom Murray Head of Padel.
Padel Development Plan
Delivered by the LTA Property and Padel teams, the webinar will cover the benefits of Padel tennis, the cost of installing courts, the potential financial returns and how to approach your project.
Play and compete
The LTA is introducing the ITF World Tennis Number – a brand new, inclusive and modern rating system for all players in Britain which will replace the LTA Rating System in spring 2021. This webinar introduces you to the ITF World Tennis Number, providing further detail around the principles and the practicalities of how the number can be introduced and used at your venue.
In addition to LTA led webinars, we are working closely with the TIA UK as part of our partnership with the tennis trade body. The TIA UK’s annual ‘Business of Tennis Forum’ is this year being converted into a series of webinars - aimed at larger clubs but will be of interest to all clubs. The topics focus on some key business issues affecting clubs, illustrate best practice and how clubs can maximise opportunities to grow and increase revenue.
Further information can be found on the TIA UK’s website.
With the rapid rise in energy bills, we ran some webinars to help venues navigate the impacts of this volatile market.
The online webinar below will share some hints and tips from industry experts, including Carbon Control Limted and the LTA Buying Group. Both will provide guidance on the steps you can take to reduce the impact of the energy price hikes and signpost to further support available to your tennis venue.