What are we doing?
The LTA is committed to continuously improving safeguarding standards within tennis, to provide participants with a safe, inclusive and enjoyable environment. In 2018, safeguarding standards were introduced and adopted by LTA registered venues.
The coaching workforce play a key role in keeping those in our sport safe and the implementation of safeguarding standards for coaches builds on the progress made last year with venue standards. Therefore the intention is to work towards all levels of coaches at registered venues meeting requisite safeguarding standards to ensure best practice across the entire coaching workforce. However, we will be starting with the leaders of tennis programmes in venues and as a result, it will become mandatory for all Level 3-5 coaches operating at registered venues to be LTA Accredited in order for a venue to register with the LTA from 1st October 2019. Please also refer to the ‘’What if I hold a non-LTA coaching qualification’’ question for further information.