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Club committees & volunteers

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Every successful tennis club needs great people behind it – whether they’re volunteers or paid staff. In fact, Britain’s courts have more than 25,000 people volunteering their time throughout the year, opening tennis up across the country.  

It’s vital our volunteers are supported from the get-go – from recruitment and training through to how they’re recognised and retained... 

Recruiting 

It’s crucial to select people with the right skills and motivations to match your club’s requirements. There’s plenty of practical support and information available here on our website to get you started: 

  • Our Resources Library has template role descriptionsvolunteer agreements and an induction checklist. 
  • Our Safeguarding guidance provides advice on recruiting volunteers safely, including DBS checks. 

Supporting and retaining volunteers 

Volunteering should be fun and made to be as easy as possible – and part of this is ensuring you have the right training and support resources in place.  

Our Self-Service Guide is an excellent place to start for advice on recruiting and retaining volunteers. You can also browse our courses – which include Competition Organiser, First Aid and Safeguarding workshops – in the Coach & Teach section of our website. 

It’s also important that your volunteers feel valued - and recognising excellence is one way to do this, either formally or informally. The LTA Tennis Awards are one great way of acknowledging volunteers’ contributions. For more information – and to nominate – visit the LTA Tennis Awards section of our website.  

Online Tennis Volunteer Community

Find out more about the online community on Facebook where tips are shared and tennis volunteers exchange knowledge with each other.

Online Tennis Volunteer Community

Join our online community on Facebook to share tips and exchange knowledge with other tennis volunteers to help you with your venue management.

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Resource Library

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LTA's Self Service Guide to Club Governance

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