Registered LTA Welfare Officer

Safeguarding at St Ann's Tennis

Hello, my name is Conrad Brunner and I am the welfare officer for St Ann’s Tennis.

You may know me as a director of St Ann’s Tennis CIC, occasional club session host, Team St Ann’s captain, and general court sweeper. But my most important roles is as the welfare officer for our venue.

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) take safeguarding very seriously, and every registered LTA club – including St Ann’s Tennis – is required to have a designated welfare officer.

I’ve completed the require safeguarding course, and I am DBS checked. I am also a Level 1 LTA qualified tennis coach.

I am grateful for the support and guidance of the St Ann’s Tennis committee, many of whom have valuable professional experience of safeguarding issues. If you have any issues with adult and child safety, don’t hesitate to get in touch: admin@stannstennis.co.uk

All members and visitors are encouraged to contact me if there is any cause for concern. Remember that safeguarding at a venue is the responsibility of everyone, not just the welfare officer.

The LTA are clear that “nothing is more important than safeguarding those who play our sport from harm.

“We recognise the contribution that sport can make to both physical and mental health, when supported by a commitment to safeguarding young people and adults at risk.

“The LTA values of Integrity and Excellence align directly to the Safeguarding strategy and mission: Develop and implement the highest safeguarding standards across tennis.”