Tennis clubs consultation

Closed 29 Aug 2021

Opened 2 Aug 2021




Introduction and background

In 2016/17, the city council and Cityparks agreed to start the process of transferring sports facilities in parks to sports clubs and user groups in order to ensure the future viability of these facilities.

Self-management of sports facilities has proved to be very successful, with clubs and other organisations generally able to offer better facilities at little or no cost to the council.

Called Community Asset Transfer (CAT), this process is being used nationally by many local authorities and is supported by most sports’ national governing bodies. 

CAT enables sports clubs and communities to generate investment to upgrade and maintain facilities, and to allow those clubs and communities to determine how these facilities are accessed and managed.

Tennis facilities would continue to be available for the public to use, under a formal leasehold arrangement setting out expected principles including for their safe and equitable operation, in line with national and individual sports’ national governing bodies’ best practice guidelines.