Diversity & Inclusion

Glebian Tennis Club    Diversity and Inclusion Policy

This policy is fully supported by the Glebian Tennis Club Committee.

As a club, it is Glebian’s aim to  enable more people to play tennis more often, in a manner that it is safe, inclusive, and fair. This applies regardless of a person’s age, disability, gender reassignment status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race,  sexual orientation, religion, or socio-economic status or any other background.

The Club recognise that many concerns and/or disclosures may have both safeguarding and diversity and inclusion elements to them. This policy reflects this through its reporting procedures.

 This Policy strives to minimise risk and support the Club’s programmes, events and individuals to deliver and experience a positive tennis experience for everyone. The Reporting Procedures below outlines how to respond to discrimination concerns/disclosures.

Use of Terminology

The Club has adopted the following definitions to explain its approach to diversity and inclusion in tennis:

Discrimination treating someone in a less favourable way and causing them harm, because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation

Diversity – acknowledging, celebrating and respecting the differences between groups of people and between individuals. The Club will work to ensure that people can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their sport without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse.

Harassment unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual. The focus is on the perception of the complainant not the intent of the perpetrator.

Inclusion ensuring that tennis is equally accessible to any member of the community so they can be fully involved in whatever capacity they choose; and that they are supported to achieve their potential in any capacity e.g. player or coach. The Club will work to ensure that people have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, that they feel respected and valued and are not singled out, with regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion,  socio-economic status or any other background.

Breaches of the Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Where there are concerns that diversity and inclusion policy has not been followed players are encouraged to:

  1. complain directly to the person involved and seek resolution. This can often resolve many disputes or concerns.
  2. If this does not resolve the issue, they should raise it with the Club Chairman (unless he/she is the person that the concern is about when the Secretary should be consulted). The Chairman will try to resolve the concern by discussions with those involved.
  3. If required, the person with the concern can contact the LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team ([email protected])  who can assist in liaising with the Club and investigating the matter.

Policy Review:  This Policy will be reviewed annually at the first Committee Meeting following the Annual General Meeting.

Aug 2018

Reviewed 17.8.2020