Incorporation of the LTA

Incorporation
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.

[Odiham Tennis Club is now registered with the LTA as a Place to Play]

Disciplinary Code
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.

Our Constitution
The required changes might be achieved as follows: –

1.1
“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

“the LTA” means LTA CLG and its subsidiaries or such successor entity or entities as become(s) the governing body of the game of lawn tennis from time to time;
“LTA Disciplinary Code” means the disciplinary code of the LTA in force from time to time;
“LTA Rules” means the rules of the LTA as in force from time to time.

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.
5.7.1 Each member agrees as a condition of membership to be bound by and subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Club (as in force from time to time).
5.7.2 Each member agrees as a condition of membership to be bound by and subject to the LTA Rules and LTA Disciplinary Code.
5.7.3 Rule 5.7.2 confers a benefit on the LTA and, subject to the remaining provisions of this rule, is intended to be enforceable by the LTA by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. For the avoidance of doubt, the members do not intend that any term of these rules, apart from rule 5.7.2 should be enforceable, by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, by any person who is not a party to this agreement.
5.7.4 The Committee may terminate the membership of any person, or impose any other sanction they determine to be appropriate, in connection with the breach of any condition of membership set out in this rule.

6.10 The Club agrees that each member of the Committee will be required, as a condition of election or appointment, to agree to be bound by and subject to these rules, the LTA Rules and the LTA Disciplinary Code, such agreement to contain an express acknowledgement that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 applies and that the LTA and the Club can enforce any breach at its option and in its sole discretion.

11. Coaches and Players
The Club agrees that all unlicensed and unregistered coaches and, so far as reasonably practicable, players and other persons using the facilities of the Club/registered place to play will be required, as a condition of such use, to agree to be bound by and subject to these rules, the LTA Rules and the LTA Disciplinary Code, such agreement to contain an express acknowledgement that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 applies and that the LTA and the Club can enforce any breach at its option and in its sole discretion.

12. – 15. Change of number only

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