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We are currently closed due to the lockdown.  Previous guidance is shown below for your information.


Please abide by the conditions given in the May 2020 re-opening document.

Kirkstall Abbey Tennis Club – Club Re-Opening May 2020

Update – 2 June 2020

Membership Form 2020-2021

POLICIES – See our Policies page.

GROUNDSPERSON ROLE – There is an opportunity for members to be more involved in the running of the club – we are currently looking for a Groundsperson.  If you are able to offer some time at various points in the year to help out with maintenance tasks e.g. painting benches, sweeping courts etc. we would be very pleased to hear from you.  We already have some support in this role however we would gladly welcome more helpers and expertise.  The club runs solely on volunteers so that we can all enjoy our beautiful courts in their beautiful setting.  If anyone feels that they may be in a position to offer some of their time, then please get in touch (to our Club Secretary Jason Spears – sears-j@sky.com).

AGM – The KATC AGM was held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at the Burley Rugby Club (very close to the KATC courts).  At AGMs you can meet your committee and fellow members, learn about how the club works and current issues, and get involved in the club’s administration.  Jason Sears (membership secretary) was present with application forms, keys etc.

Coaching Free to members are the ten week coaching sessions, they started in May this year (Juniors 10am-11am, Adults 11am-12pm) and will start at a similar date next year.  You may come along to any of these sessions, no problem if you have missed the previous ones.

Hoodies Great news as club-branded hoodies are now available, at a cost of £18 each.  They can be obtained in either navy blue or purple and in a range of sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL).  The logo on the hoddies in the picture below has been expanded for illustration purposes and it will actually be of a normal size.

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If you would like one you can order by simply going into the store, PC Sports, 67 High Street, Yeadon LS19 7SP, by ringing them on 0113 2507988 or by going online at http://www.pcsports.co.uk/katc
Annual Meal The 2019 annual dinner was held on Friday 8 November 2019 at Lavanta Mediterranean restaurant, West Park.  Typically 15-20 people meet for our annual meal in a nice environment, it is good to catch up with members old and new.  Everyone welcome!  If you have any queries please contact our Social Secretary Roland Maturi – rolandmaturi@hotmail.co.uk

British Tennis Membership – It’s free to become a British Tennis Member.  To join just go to their website (www.lta.org.uk) and click on the ‘log in or sign up today’ tab in the top right corner or ring 020 8487 7000.  For further information please contact Roger Harris (07806 789580 / 0113 2588698 / rharris999@hotmail.co.uk)

LTA / Wimbledon Tickets – We will be holding a raffle at the AGM for our allocation of Wimbledon tickets. Club members who have signed up to free British Tennis Membership and have ‘opted-in’ with the LTA will be entitled to enter.  This is an opportunity to purchase tickets, which will still have to be paid for.

LTA Website – KATC also has an entry on the LTA website – check by clicking here.

NPL Tennis Finals – In 2019 the finals of the NPL tennis league were held at the David Lloyd centre in Moortown, Leeds.  This was an excellent opportunity to see top quality tennis, we will put the times/dates for the 2019 event on our website in due course.

Court Maintenance It may be necessary to close the courts at short notice for maintenance, for example to treat issues such as moss growth.  In early April 2017 the courts were sprayed with anti-moss treatment, power washed and re-painted.  This greatly improved the playing surface which should now remain in excellent condition for many years.

Court Rules Please consider and obey the court rules which makes things pleasant for everybody.  They can be found in our KATC Club Brochure 2018.

GDPR – We have reviewed our procedures to ensure we comply with the new GDPR legislation which became law on 25 May 2018.  In summary:

Personal Details – Please note that the only personal details that we hold are what you have given us on the membership Application Form ie, Name, Address, Telephone and Mobile numbers and email address (where applicable).
Data usage – Your personal details are not passed on to any third party without your consent.  The membership database is only made available on a need to know basis i.e., Membership Secretary, Treasurer and Team Captains.  We use your contact details to give notice of meetings, membership renewal and to keep you informed of news items e.g. Wimbledon Ticket Ballot, Social Events, Club Tournaments etc.
Data Retention – We keep your personal data for as long as necessary for each purpose we use it.  For most membership data, this means we retain it for as long as you have a valid Kirkstall Abbey Tennis Club membership and for a period of six years after your last interaction with us.
Access Rights – You have a right to request copies of the data that we hold on you and we will provide this within one month of the request.
Privacy Policy – The full GDPR Privacy Policy is available upon request.
For further information please see our policies which can be found on our Policies page.

Please contact us further if you have any queries – in the first instance to our Club Secretary Jason Spears – sears-j@sky.com