Governance

Learn about your obligations as a committee, and how to deal with various issues that arise.

  • This fact sheet details how your club can effectively form a relationship with government, including how to create a Local Government strategy.
  • This document outlines how Victorian Tennis Clubs can use the Safeguarding Children Guidelines and Club Resource Kit released by Tennis Australia to address the standards.

    The Tennis Australia resources can be found at tennis.com.au/childsafe
  • This handy fact sheet covers insurance provided to affiliated clubs through the Tennis Australia National Insurance Program. Find out about insurance coverage for your club, your officers (committee), and your players.
  • The guide details legal duties of not-for-profit committee members in Victoria. From JusticeConnect.
  • A quick guide detailing Victorian rules and procedures for calling and holding annual general meetings, special general meetings and committee meetings.
  • A summary of the steps your incorporated association must take in order to submit its annual statement to Consumer Affairs Victoria properly.
  • Leases are very important for not-for-profits. There are some important issues all groups should consider before signing a lease. This fact sheet from Not-for-profit Law includes tips for negotiating a lease and your rights and obligations under a lease.
  • This policy is designed to protect the health, safety and well-being of those who participate in tennis by ensuring that discrimination, vilification, harrassment and abuse have no part in the sport. It is binding on Tennis Victoria, its affiliated clubs, centres and associations, and all players, administrators, coaches and officials.
  • Every club has its problems and disputes, but some are more serious than others. It's important that the club and executive committee has processes in place to effectively deal with these matters. Resource sourced from ClubHelp.
  • Play by the Rules can help you get up and running with some basic policies and guidelines your club should have. The template policies listed on this link are a minimum standard, which you can use as a starting point.
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