Our purpose is to represent and serve the members of the different sections of our club, both tennis, senior and junior, and fitness, and to ensure that we provide the best possible experience for everyone. We are always looking for like-minded individuals who share this drive to keep standards high and support the running of the club in the most efficient and effective manner.

Enthusiasm and energy are two key characteristics we are looking for in new committee members, but, importantly, our club is best supported when we have a range of skills contributing healthily to its progress.

If you feel you would like to discuss joining the committee here at Thongsbridge there will be an opportunity to meet with keen tennis and fitness member Sue Linford, currently a director but long-standing committee secretary. Sue will be in the club if you would like to have a chat or have any questions answered on Mondays at 11.30, Tuesdays at 11, Thursdays at 3p.m. and Fridays at 10.30 or you can email Sue – Sue.Linford@thongsbridge.org

The Committee and its responsibilities

There is a duty of care around much of what the committee will be involved in; a duty of care towards members, the coaching team, the fitness team, the support teams and the management team. This is a joint responsibility with the Board of Directors in the governance of the club to allow a unified approach to serving all parties within our club, ensure the smooth running of the club and detect where further support may be needed.

Good governance

Governance of the club involves due care and diligence in scrutinising all aspects of the club, protecting the club’s values and reputation, planning for the future and being accountable for the club’s decisions and actions. It means ensuring that the correct policies and procedures are in place to effect best practices. In short, good governance helps to focus on what is important to the club, helps to manage risk and ultimately protects us as members, volunteers and employees. The members ’committee plays a vital role in governance by participating in monthly discussions with the Board of Directors, acting as a two-way line of communication between the membership and the Board

Roles

We would like to shape the committee with agreed roles that can work together alongside directors in order to achieve the goals and objectives in our strategic plans. It’s not all about being The Chair or The Secretary, we need great minds that can contribute to fund-raising, arranging and/or supporting club member activities and events, marketing, welfare and so on. We are a members’ club and the club cannot function effectively with only the staff and the directors. You don’t have to be a member of staff or a director to help the club!

Contact

If you feel you would like to help, contribute to the governance of our club and play a part in achieving its future goals, then consider joining the team. We welcome fresh input and new faces! Your club needs you!

Contact Sue Linford – Sue.Linford@thongsbridge.org