Kingsley Tennis Club Policies



The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and ensure that no-one is denied access to Kingsley Tennis Club because of a discriminatory reason.


This policy is fully supported by the Committee who are responsible for the implementation and review of this policy.


The Club will seek to fulfil its obligations to promote equality of opportunity, the eradication of discrimination and the continuation of good relations between all the communities within the village of Kingsley and its surrounding area.


The Club will adhere to the following:

  1. Take responsibility for setting and upholding standards and values that apply throughout Kingsley Tennis Club at every level, so that tennis can be enjoyed by everyone who wants to participate.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to eliminating discrimination by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities and an inclusive welcoming environment.
  3. Ensure that all persons are treated fairly and with respect and ensure that all members of the community regardless of their ability have access to and opportunities to take part in and enjoy the programmes of activities, competitions and events.
  4. Oppose all forms of harassment, bullying or abuse towards an individual or group whether it is physical, verbal or online. Any incidents of this or a similar nature will be treated seriously and subjected to the appropriate disciplinary process.
  5. Ensure there is a timely investigation of any complaints of discrimination on the above grounds, once they are brought to the attention of the Club. Complaints will be dealt with appropriately and where such a complaint is upheld, the Committee may impose such sanctions as it considers appropriate.
  6. Support, promote and enforce the LTA/Tennis Foundation Fair Play values within all tennis activities and environments.


October 2023




The Kingsley Tennis Club Welfare Officer

Role Purpose

The Welfare Officer is a member of the Kingsley Tennis Club (“the club”) committee and this role is pivotal to the promotion of safety and well-being within the club and to ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk are able to participate in tennis in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. The Welfare Officer is available to all members of the club and will deal with any situation surrounding the safety and well-being of members whilst paying particular attention to those most vulnerable such as: children, young people, children with disabilities and adults known to be at risk.


Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Respond to any concerns or issues that arise for children, young people and adults at risk in a confidential and sensitive manner.
  2. Contact the LTA Safeguarding Team to discuss any concerns that have been raised where you do not feel able to adequately manage the situation.
  3. Contact Children’s Social Care and the Police if a child is at immediate and significant risk of harm.
  4. Contact Children’s Social Care and the Police if an adult is at immediate and significant risk of harm.
  5. Record any concerns reported in relation to children, young people and adults at risk on the Well-Being Form and forward to the LTA Safeguarding Team for reference or for the matter to be escalated.
  6. Ensure all club members are aware of their duty of care towards children, young people and adults at risk, which means ensuring their safety and well-being. Furthermore, ensure that all KNVI Friends receive a copy of the Safeguarding Policy and that it is on display in the Kingsley & Newton Village Institute.
  7. Support and assist the club to fulfil its responsibilities when organising activities for children, young people and adults at risk.
  8. Encourage those in a position of trust and authority to attend LTA Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training.
  9. Maintain quarterly contact with the LTA Safeguarding Team for support and reading email updates that the team sends.


The Kingsley Tennis Club Welfare Officer is:

Name: Mrs Barbara Bell

Telephone Number: 07857 237 446



October 2023