Here at Wythall Tennis Club (WTC) we work alongside the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to make sure our club welcomes adults and children of all ages and abilities to play tennis in a safe and fun way.
Sport England have selected the LTA to pilot the ‘Safe to Play’ campaign in a sports setting, with it being aimed at ensuring all parents, players and coaches are aware of the signs of abuse, how to report a concern and how to keep themselves, children and at-risk adults safe. Further information about this campaign can be seen on their dedicated website: www.safetoplaytennis.co.uk.
“Nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of those involved in our sport. We have made significant progress over the last few years with tennis now at the forefront of safeguarding in sport. However, abuse can happen anywhere and at any time, and working with Sport England to lead and test an innovative campaign like ‘Safe to Play’ demonstrates our commitment to helping prevent abuse from happening.”David Humphrey, Head Of Safeguarding at the LTA
WTC is Safe To Play:
WTC is a LTA registered venue, we were provided with pocket-sized cards to distribute to our members, including parents. These ‘Augmented Reality’ cards will act as pocket reminder guide, which when scanned using the camera of a smartphone will deliver a range of engaging digital resources. This includes:
- A dramatised video, telling one family’s story of abuse in sport.
- Video guides on how to identify the signs of abuse.
- Top tips on how to stay safe in sport.
- Questions to ask when selecting a coach.
- A quiz to help drive awareness.
You can find our ‘Augmented Reality’ cards underneath our welcome noticeboard for all to view.
If you would like to talk to our Welfare Officer in confidence, then please contact Mr. Andrew Moreton:
Our Safeguarding & Diversity page outlines the LTA policy’s we follow.