Essex Tennis welcomes individuals, clubs and all tennis providers to register with us. Clubs can join us as a ‘Places to Play Club’ (P2P Club) and also as an ‘Advantage Essex Club’ (AE). Individuals can join as a ‘Patron. Other tennis providers can also join us as an ‘Other Organisation’, Corporate Members are also most welcome. For these last two categories please contact Essex Tennis direct for details.
Places to play registration replaced club affiliation on 1st October 2010. This change meant that all places to play should register with the LTA as a ‘places to play club’ (P2P club). The registration fee is dependent upon the number of courts.
However Essex Clubs can also elect to become an Advantage Essex Member which affords many benefits. The registration fee is dependent upon the number of courts and whether or not they are floodlit and if there is a club house.
LTA P2P Registration
Venue Registration is the annual scheme for tennis venues across Great Britain to become a member of British Tennis. Currently there are over 2,850 active tennis venues registered. This includes clubs, parks, leisure centres and educational sites. Registering entitles venues to receive a number of excellent benefits along with a wide range of support and services from the LTA and County Tennis Associations to help your venue deliver tennis to your members and participants. From 1 October 2018, all LTA Registered Venues are required to meet five standards as part of their LTA Venue Registration Read more
Advantage Essex Membership
GRANTS FOR CLUB DEVELOPMENT
This fund has been set up to assist “Advantage Essex” (AE) clubs. It is designed to encourage tennis development in Essex. The grant categories available include tournament support, facility enhancement, mini tennis, tennis education, club development and promotion, technical advice costs etc. In all cases clubs are expected to make a contribution to the costs.
It should be noted that this fund is not intended to be used for general club maintenance, for example court and floodlight renewal costs are not applicable nor are any items that are vital to playing the game of tennis i.e. nets, posts, perimeter fencing. These types of expenditure however may be suitable under the AE Loan Scheme.
These categories are continually monitored and adapted according to changing priorities and the needs of club tennis in Essex. Clubs (not individuals) will need to make an application for funding on a simple Application Form (See Application for Grant Funding).
Tournament support is also available and application is made for funding on a simple form.
ADVANTAGE ESSEX (AE) LOAN FUNDING
AE Loan Funding is designed to assist voluntary not for profit Clubs who are Advantage Essex members and is available for most facility projects.
Except in very unusual circumstances the maximum loan funding available is £30,000, repayable over 5 years, with the Club matching Essex Tennis loan. As the fund utilises a substantial proportion of Essex Tennis reserves there will be a limit to the amount of funds available.
AE funding is simple, there are a number of conditions and criteria to be met and in most cases these are just good practice.
Loan repayments are reasonable, often with no interest or at a nominal rate.
All enquiries, applications and documentation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org where they will be dealt with by Richard Crone, Funding Facility Officer for Essex Tennis.
For more information and Loan Application form please follow the links to the right.