Incorporation[Odiham Tennis Club is now registered with the LTA as a Place to Play]
The incorporation of the LTA will take place with effect from 1 October 2011.
The LTA was established as an unincorporated association, this exposed its members (i.e. counties, national associations and other directly affiliated organisations) and registered places to play to unlimited liability. By comparison, when the LTA incorporates on 1 October 2011, this will limit each member’s liability to £1.
The LTA is introducing a Disciplinary Code . It is seeking to ensure that this Disciplinary Code, and the new post-incorporation Rules, are agreed to by all persons participating in tennis in Great Britain. All Registered Places to Play, registered by their Counties will, by agreeing to their County’s revised constitution, be agreeing to the new Rules and Disciplinary Code.
What all places to play need to do?
There is no need for clubs or places to play to incorporate but as a result of the incorporation of the LTA, Clubs are invited to add some simple clauses to their constitution by the 1st October 2011 to support the introduction of this new Disciplinary Code.
The required changes might be achieved as follows: –
“the LTA” means The Lawn Tennis Association (the governing body of lawn tennis within Great Britain, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) of the National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton,
London SW15 5JQ
5.7 All Members shall be subject to these Rules and the Regulations of the Club and shall abide by the rules and regulations of the LTA and H & IoW LTA, from time to time in force.
12. – 15. Change of number only