SOUTHGATE WELD LAWN TENNIS CLUB Walker Cricket Ground Southgate N14 7JZ
  SOUTHGATE WELD    LAWN TENNIS CLUBWalker Cricket GroundSouthgate N14 7JZ

Club Policies

We make every effort to provide players with an enjoyable tennis setting and value your input.We ask that all members and guests observe the Club Rules below as well as the COVID 19 LTA guidelines.

General Club Rules:


  1. Objects: The Club’s principle object is to promote the playing of tennis and use the courts and facilities to increase that usage.
  2. Membership: The Club is open to all with different classes of membership. All full-time members over the age of 16 are eligible to vote on club matters at the AGM.
  3. Committee: Committee members are nominated and elected annually at the AGM (Chairman, secretary treasurer, match secretary, welfare officer, etc). The committee has the power to appoint and co-opt during its term and its decisions are binding. Contact details of the committee are in the clubhouse and website.
  4. LTA Policies and Membership: The Club has adopted all LTA policies for the running of local tennis clubs (Health and Safety, Safeguarding etc); these are regularly updated and details of Safeguarding policy is available in Clubhouse.
  5. GDPR: All personal  data collected by the Club is used by the Club for membership and administrative purposes only and to facilitate participation in Tennis. Further details of our data protection and privacy policy can be found on our website.
  6. Times of Play: The courts will be available for tennis to members at all times, excepting when the committee determine use for club matches, agreed groups (schools, colleges etc.) or for other events. A rota or schedule is published in the clubhouse and on the website. Juniors under 12 are not allowed to use the courts unsupervised. Juniors are not allowed adult guests. 2 Courts will remain free for members’ use when club coaching sessions take place. Coaching is carried out by Club sanctioned coaches only.  The Courts are now subject to LTA rules for playing during COVID Pandemic
  7. Guests: Members are entitled to introduce guests to the club. A £5  (adult), £4 Junior fee is payable (determined by the committee) and guests must be signed in. It is expected that the same guest would not return to the club for more than 3 times without joining.
  8. Club Equipment and Pavilion: The Pavilion will be open at times set by the committee. No club equipment is to be removed from the club. Club balls supplied for social sessions are to be returned to the clubhouse. Members are entitled to use the clubhouse, changing facilities, etc. but must be mindful to keep it tidy and report any faults to the committee. Courts are not to be used for other sports or games.
  9. Dress: Members should wear recognized sports clothing (not jeans etc) and most importantly "Tennis Shoes ".  (No trainers or football shoes).This is for two reasons, first, other shoes mark and damage the courts and second, non tennis shoes do not grip the courts as well and can cause accidents, and an avoidable injury if you were to fall or slip.
  10. Security: Members should lock the outer gates when entering and exiting the courts. Do not leave the lock or gate open. Any damage or vandalism should be reported to a member of the Club committee ASAP.  The padlock codes will be updated periodically and members informed.
  11. Risk Management: Players are responsible for ensuring that the condition of their equipment (racket, shoes etc.) is safe. Players also accept any risk of playing during wet or rainy conditions.
  12. Discipline: The Club committee, after warning, can suspend or expel any member whose behavior is deemed injurious to the Club. 

New Guidance for PLaying Tennis under Covid


 Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the court (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible)


 Where the facility allows, ensure you have booked a court in advance and make payment online

 Take hand sanitizer with you
 Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as rackets, grips, hats and towels)
 Only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play
 Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles before and after use
 Bring a full water bottle, and do not share food or drink with others
 Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)
 Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court


 Avoid using public transport
 Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there
 Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can
 Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates
 Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players
 Arrive changed and ready to play. Shower at home, and do not use the venue’s changing area
 Do not congregate after playing. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place


 Doubles can now be played as well as singles. Players can be from different households

 Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)
 Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
 Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net
 Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it


 Use your own clearly marked tennis balls
 Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren’t yours - use your racquet/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court
 The onsite toilet facilities are now open. 


 If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve
 Avoid touching your face







Southgate Weld Safeguarding policy 

Safeguarding Policy

  1. Southgate Weld LTC is committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including all programmes and events we run. This Policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.
  2. Adult at risk of abuse or neglect: a person aged eighteen years or over who is, or may be, in need of community care Weld LTC Safeguarding and Whistle Blowing Policy

Safeguarding children and adults at risk requires everyone to be committed to the highest possible standards of openness, integrity and accountability. As a club, we are committed to encouraging and maintaining a culture where people feel able to raise a genuine safeguarding concern and are confident that it will be taken seriously.

What is whistle blowing?
In the context of safeguarding, “whistle blowing” is when someone raises a concern about the well-being of a child or an adult at risk.
A whistle blower may be:
 a player;
 a volunteer;
 a coach;
 other member of staff;
 an official;
 a parent;
 a member of the public.
How to raise a concern about a child or an adult at risk at the club
If a child or an adult at risk is in immediate danger or risk of harm, the police should be contacted by calling 999.
Where a child or an adult at risk is not in immediate danger, any concerns about their well-being should be made without delay to the Club Welfare Officer. The Club Welfare Officer will pass the details of the concern on to the LTA Safeguarding Team at the earliest opportunity and the relevant local authority and the police will be contacted, where appropriate.
If, however, the whistle blower does not feel comfortable raising a concern with the Club Welfare Officer, the whistle blower should contact the LTA Safeguarding Team directly on 020 8487 7000, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
Information to include when raising a concern
The whistle blower should provide as much information as possible regarding the incident or circumstance which has given rise to the concern, including:
 their name and contact details (unless they wish to remain anonymous);
 names of individuals involved;
 date, time and location of incident/circumstance; and
 whether any witnesses were present.
What happens next?
All concerns raised by a whistle blower about the well-being of a child or an adult at risk will be taken seriously and every effort will be made to deal with each concern fairly, quickly and proportionately.
If the whistle blower does not believe that the concern has been dealt with appropriately and wishes to speak to someone outside the club or the LTA Safeguarding Team, the NSPCC Whistleblowing advice line should be contacted on 0800 028 0285 or by emailing





Diversity and Inclusion Policy


This Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Standards, Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure are applicable to Southgate Weld LTC and is based on similar policies of:


  • The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)
  • Tennis Scotland
  • Tennis Wales
  • The Tennis Foundation.


As a club we contribute actively to enable more people to play tennis more often, in a manner that it is safe, inclusive, and fair. This applies regardless of a person’s age, disability, gender reassignment status, sex, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race or sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other background.


We recognise that many concerns and/or disclosures may have both safeguarding and diversity and inclusion elements to them. This policy reflects this through its reporting procedures, which replicate the safeguarding concern reporting procedures. 


This Policy strives to minimise risk and support our venue, programmes, events and individuals to deliver and experience a positive tennis experience for everyone.  A full version of the club's policy is available from


Southgate Weld Lawn Tennis Club

On The Walker Cricket Ground

Waterfall Road
Southgate N14 7JZ

New Members welcome



- Good News!


From 29 March 2021 the courts can be used for playing tennis, singles or doubles with social distancing in place.


SEE LTA guidelines on COVID page




Social Tennis:


Sunday from 10 am, from 4 April.  This is mixed doubles and all are welcome.



Thursday Evenings 6.30pm

Club Night Social tennis.












Walker Ground Bar

See the Walker Ground website for details of the bar at the main pavilion:




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