Health & Safety at SLTC

The club does not employ staff to undertake daily oversight of the courts, equipment and supervision of players and the Committee relies on members and users of the facilities to identify any issues which may need to be addressed.

RISK ASSESSMENT - A regular risk assessment will be undertaken to ensure that the premises and equipment are safe and suitable for play.

At all times, members should appraise the risk and satisfy themselves that the courts are safe and wear appropriate tennis clothing and footwear with adequate grip.

If the courts are icy, slippery or thunderstorms are imminent then play on courts is NOT PERMITTED. Any member that does play in these conditions does so at their own risk.


Members and users of the club’s premises should note that there is no public telephone on the club’s premises. They should therefore ensure that they have a means of contacting the emergency services should the need arise i.e. a mobile phone.

Coaches hold up to date first aid certificates, first aid kits and mobile phones.

SLTC is an unmanned facility and it is therefore the individual responsibility of each member to inform those you are playing with of any known medical condition that you have that may require immediate assistance. 

All members have provided an EMERGENCY CONTACT - these can be found via the club's Membership System with all Committee members, Team Captains and Coaches having access to these details. If one of those people is not at the club or contactable, in case of an emergency please contact Membership Secretary; Colin Byers - Tel. 07768 427326 to get emergency contact details. Please ensure that your details are up to date in the club's Membership System

Accident and Emergency Guidelines

  • Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there any danger of further injuries?
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying
  • If the injury is minor, alert a first aider to take appropriate action
  • If the injury requires specialist treatment, call the emergency services
  • If the injury has occurred during a junior group session, ensure the rest of the group are adequately supervised
  • Do not move someone with major injuries – wait for the emergency services
  • Contact the injured person’s parent/carer (if appropriate)
  • Fill in an Accident/Incident Report in the book in the clubhouse

In case of an emergency - call 999    -    if less urgent medical assistance is needed, consider calling 111

Nearest Accident and Emergency Department - Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN

Club Location - Sonning Lawn Tennis Club, King George’s Field, Sonning, Berkshire, RG4 6ST



Sue Stovell                             Rob Ventin (coach)

A first aid kit can be found in the Clubhouse

All accidents should be recorded in the accident book in the club hut and a report sent to the Welfare & Safeguarding officer David Beilby via



  1. Children’s Playground, Ligugé Way, Pound Lane, Sonning RG4 6XF.
  2. Red Telephone Box, Outside Pearson Hall, Pearson Road, Sonning RG4 6UL.

Instructions for access are at the site. Please TAKE MOBILE PHONE WITH YOU.