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Privacy Policy

This document is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) –

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and UK data protection laws, the controller is (the "website") of 5 Potter Street, Sible Hedingham, Essex.  CO9 3RG

About this document

This privacy policy sets out the way we process the personal data of clients and officers of the the website and we’ve created this privacy policy to make sure you are aware of how we use your data.

How we collect your information

We may collect your personal data in a few limited ways, namely: 


  • Directly from you, when you fill in an application form for courses/tennis camps, when you make enquiries on our website, when you provide information on our website, when you contact us via email or telephone, or when you interact with us during your time as a client/officer in various other ways (for example, where you enter a competition, sign up for a course or lessons);


  • From someone else who has applied for a booking on your behalf (for example a family member or your tennis coach who has provided us with your contact details for that purpose);

  • From the LTA (for example, where the LTA passes on your details to us in connection with a complaint or query you have raised about our services).

The types of information we collect

We may collect the following types of personal data about you:

  • Contact and communications information, including your contact details (including email address(es), telephone numbers and postal address(es) and records of communications and interactions we have had with you);

  • Financial information, including Direct Debit details;

  • Certain other information which you volunteer when making use of your membership benefits (for example, when making bookings or making use of other services).

  • We may also collect data about your health or medical conditions, where you have volunteered this, for example so that we can cater for you when you attend a social event or a course/camp.

  • Photographs: from time to time we may use photographs of members at tournaments and social events. Photographs will only be taken of adults over the age of 16 and consent will be obtained using a sign-up sheet at the time. Photographs of children under the age of 16 will only be obtained and stored with the full prior, written consent of a parent/legal guardian. 

How we store personal data

By submitting your personal information, you agree to us storing your information. Your data is stored off line. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


How we use personal data

Personal data provided to us will be used for the purposes set out at the time of collection and, where relevant, in accordance with any preferences you express.  More generally, we will use your personal data for the following purposes:

 Administration purposes, including

  • taking payment of lessons/courses;

  • informing you of events;

  •  Fulfilment of orders for goods and services; 

  • Research and statistical analysis about who is enrolling onto our courses;

  • Communication about our services, activities that we think may be of interest to you;

  • Storing your details on a database;  

  • Promoting our goods and services where we think this will be of interest to you;

  • To disclose the information if required by law;

where this is necessary for our legitimate interests (or the legitimate interests of a third party), and/or where we have your consent, as applicable.

Your marketing preferences

We will always respect your wishes in respect of what type of communications you want to receive from us and how you want to receive them. There are some communications, however, that we need to send you regardless of your marketing preferences in order for us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you as a client. Examples of these essential service communications are:

  • Records of transactions, such as payment receipts or Direct Debit confirmations (as applicable).

You are in control of how we communicate with you. You can update your choices and/or your contact details by contacting us at:


Sharing your information with others

We do not sell or share your personal data with other organisations to use other than as set out below.

Personal data collected and processed by us may be shared with the following third parties, where necessary:

  • Our volunteers, for the purposes of administration only.

How long your information is kept

We keep your personal data only for as long as necessary for each purpose we use it. For most client data, this means we retain it for a period of six years after your last interaction with us (for accounting, tax reporting and record-keeping purposes).

Your rights


Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.

  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).

  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it. You can also withdraw your consent, where this is the basis for our processing your data (without affecting the lawfulness of our previous processing based on consent).

  • Request the transfer of your personal data to another party.

Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.

Contact and complaints

If you have any queries about this privacy policy or how we process your personal data, or if you wish to exercise any of your legal rights, you may email:

If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. You can find out more about your rights under applicable data protection laws from the Information Commissioner’s Office website:


This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. We may not explicitly inform you of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

Last updated 21st May 2018

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