How to become a tennis volunteer
There are lots of ways you can get involved in volunteering in tennis, whatever your skills and however much time you can give.
One way is to become a tennis leader, giving support to local coaches, referees and club officials
Tennis leaders can be aged 13 and over. To gain a tennis leader qualification, you’ll need to take a three-hour course that qualifies you to work within tennis.
You can also help organise local tennis competitions, getting stuck in before, during and after the forehands have been smashed and the backhands bashed.
To become a competition organiser, you'll need to complete a three-hour course costing £25, which includes:
- Guidance on how to plan and run your competition
- Competition format guidance and best practise depending on the number of players and their standard
- Tips to help you to plan your welcome presentation to players and parents and your prize giving presentation.
Welfare officers are key to keeping children, young people and adults safe while at their tennis venue, as well as playing a key role in creating a fun and inclusive environment.
To be a welfare officer, you should be over 18 and be able to bring some relevant experience.
If you're interested in volunteering in tennis, you can also contact your local Lawn Tennis Association regional office.