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Perkins Slade launch Ace of Clubs

Insurance brokers Perkins Slade and Nevett & Taylor have teamed up in a bid to help tennis clubs raise their profile this summer.

The two companies have combined their insurance and tennis experience to develop Court Cover, a specialist tennis club insurance policy tailored to the needs of individual clubs. Perkins Slade have been appointed insurance broker to the Lawn Tennis Association since 2006 while Nevett & Taylor first offered tennis club insurance in 1999.

Not only have they now developed Court Cover following research from over 100 clubs, but they have also launched the Ace of Clubs competition to give players the chance to win 24 Slazenger balls while writing 150 words on what makes their club special.

“Clubs are looking at attracting new members and we thought the competition would help to give them profile,” says Perkins Slade associate director Andy Fielding. “Most clubs want to attract new members and we just wanted to ask existing members to help support their clubs by telling us in 150 words or less why their club was great.

“We have a blog and will promote it on Twitter and LinkedIn which is great for members to be able to showcase their clubs and be able to attract new members and engage with existing members.” To enter the competition to win 24 Slazenger balls, club members just need to visit the website and submit their contact details and insurance renewal date. They will be then given the opportunity to write a short message and upload an image that will be published on the Court Cover blog and will also be promoted on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, helping to showcase clubs to existing and potential new members.

The competition is open to all UK tennis clubs and there will be a monthly prize draw. Winners will be contacted directly and results will be announced on the Court Cover website.

Perkins Slade are the appointed brokers to Badminton England, England Squash & Racket Ball and British Padel while the insurance policy is provided by Hiscox, one of the UK’s largest insurance companies. “Insurance for clubs is important,” says Fielding. “The vast majority buy it and they want to have the comfort of knowing that if their clubhouse was damaged by fire, floods, vandals or anything else then we ensure the funds would be there to rebuild the club for their members.

“Like most people insurance their house they would want to know if anything happened there would be funds available. The thought of a community club losing its main asset would be a real inconvenience and difficulty for them.”