Due to the on-going difficulties caused by Covid-19, the content of the Business of Tennis Forum this year is being converted into a series of TIA-led webinars, scoped around business issues highlighted in the annual Club Business Report.
Broadcasting dates are as below and the webinars will be free to access. The topics and dates are as follows:-
Wednesday 4th November at 11.30 – How to win and manage parks tennis contracts
This webinar illustrates issues and challenges of undertaking local authority management contracts by tennis clubs. Issues around procurement and engagement with local authorities are highlighted and how involvement in parks tennis delivers real benefits for clubs
Presenters: West Hants LTC, Dorset and Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, Surrey
Wednesday 11th November at 11.30 – Grow your club through investment in tennis coaches
This webinar considers the skills and support required to enable the successful journey from a coaching job to a coaching career. How do clubs ensure they get the right person with the required skills and how do they keep the best people at the club. How can clubs ‘grow’ their own coaches and how racket brands can help support coaches and enhance relationships with clubs.
Presenters: Bromley Tennis Centre, We Do Tennis and Wilson Racquet Sports
Thursday 19th November at 11.30 – Making a positive environmental impact
This webinar illustrates the commitments the AELTC aims to reach by 2030 to make the Championships more sustainable and how it wishes to inspire other tennis clubs and sports venues to ‘join the mission’ and contribute towards a positive environmental impact. The LTA illustrates some good practice examples in tennis club operations, cost saving measures and tools available for clubs.
Presenter: Hattie Park, Sustainability Manager, The All England Lawn Tennis Club
Tuesday 24th November at 11.30 – New insight on managing risk
This webinar has two parts. BLM will be presenting a general update on GDPR and the issue of gathering health data to support track and trace. Gen2Sport will be looking at new issues and challenges around property insurance (tbc)
Presenters: BLM & Gen2Group
Thursday 26th November at 11.30 – How healthy is your club business?
This webinar highlights key financial drivers that sustain and help grow large tennis clubs and how a benchmarking scheme for tennis club business performance could be developed. Data provided from the TIA’s Club Business Report and the LTA’s Club Health Surveys will underpin themes and direction of travel
Presenters: TIA UK and LTA
Tuesday 1st December at 11.30 – Making tennis more accessible through innovation
This webinar identifies some recent innovative tennis products and services that have had a positive impact on ‘growing the game’ and why clubs should embrace technology in order to grow their own business. It considers how innovation should be encouraged in order to make tennis more accessible and enjoyable.
Presenters: Spin Tennis and the LTA
As part of the partnering agreement with the LTA, the TIA UK webinars will be promoted to clubs by the LTA as part of their own 2020 Club Forums programme.
The LTA will be focussing their own webinars on club governance and management, financial sustainability, membership growth, membership retention and programming and court utilisation. Some of these are planned to be led by Deloitte as the new LTA Digital Partner.
Registration is now open. Go to https://www.tiauk.org/the-business-of-tennis-forum