Venue Webinars

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Adding Padel tennis courts at your venue Adding Padel tennis courts at your venue addremove

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.

Wednesday 19 May @ 12:30pm -
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Managing pay and play alongside membership Managing pay and play alongside membership addremove

Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021, one of the great success stories for many clubs was the introduction of Pay & Play; allowing members of the public to book and pay for a court online. We’ve seen some great examples of both small and large tennis venues that have introduced Pay & Play alongside their membership structure, generated hundreds of bookings, increased revenue and seen membership growth. We want to support more clubs in achieving these positive results. This one-hour session will focus on how your venue can easily introduce Pay & Play and attract new people to your club.

Delivered by our Midlands regional team

Thursday 13 May @ 19:00pm - 
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Thursday 20 May 2021 @ 12:00pm - 
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Tennis Industry Association UK Tennis Industry Association UK addremove

De-mystifying racket strings

Presented by Mark Goodman of Top Spin Tennis - this is not a ‘how to string’ session, but looks at tennis strings as the fastest growing part of the industry and what the key considerations are for juniors, adult and older players.

Wednesday 19 May @ 11.30am -
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The state of tennis

Presented by John Bushell, SMS INC. John will provide a sales of rackets update in the context of participation and whether people are buying more product and the impact of new players in the market place.

Wednesday 16 June @ 11.30am - 
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Webinar Archive

April 2021

Advice on court surfaces Advice on court surfaces addremove

The webinar provided guidance on court surfaces with a focus on Artificial Clay and Artificial Grass. 

Download the Advice on Court Surfaces presentation

Floodlighting courts Floodlighting courts addremove

The LTA Property Team talked through the costs and options for floodlighting courts, how to approach your project and planning advice.

Download the Floodlighting Courts presentation

ITF World Tennis Number ITF World Tennis Number addremove

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.

Find out more about the ITF World tennis Number

Briefing video

Quick Access Loans Quick Access Loans addremove

The webinar covered the LTAs Quick Access Loan scheme, including priorities for investment, funding criteria and the application and assessment process.

Download the Quick Access Loans presentation

March 2021

Facility Development Facility Development addremove

Covering tennis courts – low cost and alternative structures 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.

Low cost indoor structures webinar

Padel Development Plan Padel Development Plan addremove

A series of one hour practically focussed webinars hosted by Tom Murray Head of Padel.

Padel Development Plan

LTA Youth - Level up campaign LTA Youth - Level up campaign addremove

Find out the latest on the new LTA Youth programme. We will aim to ensure you all have an understanding of what the programme is, how we aim to promote LTA Youth and how you can benefit from this national promotion, converting enquiries into bookings, players and members as well as supporting the future of tennis.

LTA Youth - Level up campaign 2021

Find out more via our FAQs page.

February 2021

LTA Covid-19 Financial Support LTA Covid-19 Financial Support addremove

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has implemented a variety of measures to support UK businesses and self-employed individuals.

This webinar aims to give a simple overview of each of these measures in order to ensure that as a LTA registered venue you are tapping into the range of business support measures available to you.

Club Forum Presentation - Covid Financial Support

Covid-19 Government Financial Suport- Brabners LLP Summary Guide

November 2020

Creating effective digital marketing campaigns Creating effective digital marketing campaigns addremove

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.  

Club Forum Presentation - Creating a Digital Marketing Campaign

Social media made easy! Social media made easy! addremove

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.

Club Forum Presentation - Social Media Marketing

Tennis Industry Association (TIA UK) Tennis Industry Association (TIA UK) addremove

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.

October 2020

Growing your members and players Growing your members and players addremove

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. 

Webinar recordings coming soon

Membership Retention - seize the moment! Membership Retention - seize the moment! addremove

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. 

Webinar recordings coming soon

Programming and court utilisation - turning your venue into revenue Programming and court utilisation - turning your venue into revenue addremove

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.  

Webinar recordings coming soon

Good Governance – developing an effective strategic plan Good Governance – developing an effective strategic plan addremove

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.

Webinar recordings coming soon