Defibrillators for your Club

“Tennis is a healthy sport for life for all ages, abilities and social backgrounds.”

UBTI encourages all Tennis Clubs to consider applying for funding to purchase a defibrillator for their Club.  Clubs such as Helen’s Bay and Downshire have already received funding and have now installed defibrillators in their Clubs. 

Helen’s Bay applied to and received funding from the local Danny Mill’s Heart Foundation in 2015.  Please see website for further details at


 Danny Mills Heart Foundation


Downshire Tennis Club received funding from their local Council, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.  The Club had to use their defibrillator recently when a Club member suffered a heart attack on court.  The swift action of fellow players who had been trained on how to use the equipment saved his life.  In addition to funding many local Councils also offer basic training courses on how to use defibrillators and please contact your local Council Sports Development Officer to discuss opportunities available.

 Lisburn  Castlereagh City Council Logo

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), supported by DCAL, Sport NI, Northern Ireland Sports Forum (NISF) and the British Heart Foundation, is  attempting to collate the current provision and location of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) in the Sports sector in Northern Ireland.  Please click on the following link at to enter your Tennis Club’s AED details or to confirm that your Tennis Club does not currently possess an AED.

Further information on AED’s is also available on the NISF website at