THE CLUB AND OFFICERS
DTC is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)
Affiliating to the LTA offers some great benefits for the club and members for competitions, insurance, funding, guidance and advice. Free British Tennis Membership for adults and juniors and Wimbledon ticket allocation. (Note this allocation will be based on the number of British Tennis members within DTC and will only be allocated to DTC members who have signed up to British Tennis Membership)
Tennismark is a 'best practice' accreditation with specific criteria in place to regonise tennis venues that provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for members, players and visitors.
Achieving Tennismark means the LTA endorses and supports DTC's tennis programme, policies and procedures, action and development planning, and club management.
DTC is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)
Sports clubs play a vital role in their communities. The CASC scheme recognises this important role by distinguishing between clubs and businesses for rates and tax purposes, ensuring money is kept in sports clubs.
DTC is a member of Dunstable International Twinning Association (DITA).
The vision of Dunstable town council for DITA is to promote, facilitate and maintain the friendship that links our twin towns and supports regular exchange visits. DTC is twinned with Rot-Weiss Tennis Club of Porz, Nr Cologne, Germany.
Management of DTC.
According to the constitution, the management of the club shall be in the entire control of a Committee of a minimum of six Members in addition to the Officers, (who shall be ex-officio members of the Committee), and shall be Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Match Secretary (but if more than one of these offices is held by a single person, no extra Committee vacancy shall be thereby created). All shall be elected for the year at the Annual General Meeting except that the elected Committee shall have power to fill any casual vacancy.
All the committee give up a great deal of their time on a voluntary basis ensuring the club keeps running and remains an attractive club to belong to whether for social or competitive tennis. In addition to the committee, another small army of volunteers help in various areas, and if they did not, the club would have to spend much needed funds on paying for these services!
The coaching staff are the only non-volunteers in the club as they receive payment for their activity but they play their part in promoting the club and attend open days to boost membership.