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How many volunteers and coaches should there be during holiday camps?
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The LTA ratio levels for on-court coaching activity are:

 

ACTIVITY

RECOMMENDED MAX RATIO

(Coach : Player)

 

SPACE

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

TOTS (3-4 years)

 

1:12

 

·  Flexible – not necessarily on tennis courts

·  Assumption parents are providing

on court support. 1:4 with no parental support

U10 Coaching

 

1:10

·  Relevant size tennis court/space for stage

·  Group size can increase using assistants

 

11-17 Coaching

 

1:12

·  2-6 players per court is optimal

·  Some sessions can exceed this (e.g. cardio tennis)

 

·  Group size can increase using assistants

 

Adult Coaching

 

1:12

·  2-6 players per court is optimal

·  Some sessions can exceed this (e.g. cardio tennis)

 

·  Group size can increase using assistants

Taster & Intro Sessions

/ Schools / Camps / Open Days

 

1:16

 

·  Flexible – not necessarily on tennis courts

 

·  Group size can increase using assistants

 

For all other supervisory situations, the following ratios are required:

  • 2 adults for every 8 children aged 10 and under.
  • 2 adults for every10 children aged 11 and over.

 

Regardless of the overall supervision ratio, at least two adults should be supervising children/young people at all times. If the group of children is male and female, there should, where possible, be male and female adult supervisors. The number of adult supervisors to children/young people may need to be increased depending on factors such as:

  • Age of players
  • Gender
  • Behaviour
  • Abilities within your group
  • Nature and duration of activities
  • Competence and experience of staff involved
  • Requirements of location, accommodation or organisation
  • Any special support, access or medical needs
  • Specialist equipment needed
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