Governance (Members Only)

Introduction

CLTC is a company limited by guarantee, registered under part 18 of the Company’s Act 2014.  The main object for which the Company exists is to promote the development and playing of tennis and the provision of facilities for that purpose.

The organisation reviews and manages the Governance of the Club under the Tennis Ireland Club Mark Accreditation process reviewing standards and capacities under the following headings.

  1. Facilities
  2.  Organisation and Management
  3. Safety and Child Welfare
  4. Tennis Standards, Play Scoring and Competition
  5. Player Development
  6. Workforce
  7. Outreach Programme
  8. Communications and PR
  9. Equality

During 2017 the Executive Committee conducted a pre-assessment of its Governance with the aid of the Tennis Ireland Tennis Clubmark Coordinator.  The pre-assessment exercise highlighted that the club met the appropriate operating standards in the area of effective organisation, management, safety, child welfare, risk management, equality and inclusion.  There was also satisfaction in the area of tennis activities, communications and outreach activity with some development required in the area of coaching.

Process in the are coaching will take place in this area doing 2018 and it is anticipated that the club will apply for formal accreditation in 2018.

Other Areas of Governance

CLTC aims to provide the highest level of oversight, transparency and accountability while ensuring the longer term performance management of the club is in line with best practice. The current Executive committee develops an annual work plan which details the prioritised activities in any given year.  The strategic plan outlines a 5 year view of priorities with supporting budget forecasts. This was created in 2015 and will be updated next year. The annual accounts represent the actual financial performance of the club and are reviewed relative to the 5 year forecast.

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

2017 Workplan

Policies

Our policies in relation to participating in the club, and the governance of the club are: