Registered LTA Welfare Officer

Safeguarding at St Ann's Tennis: Joss Albert


This is Joss Albert, welfare officer for St Ann’s Tennis.

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.

Joss joined St Ann’s Tennis in 2020, and has been a valuable member of the team for the last two seasons. He also works as a Designated Safeguarding Officer and is a qualified social worker, making him a great candidate for the role.

According to the LTA: “The Welfare Officer is responsible for promoting safeguarding within their venue and working with others to ensure a safe and inclusive environment is achieved,”

If you have any issues with adult and child safety, don’t hesitate to get in touch: joss.albert [at]

All members and visitors are encouraged to contact Joss 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.”