What is Ulster Tennis Clubmark?

Ulster Tennis Clubmark is a quality standard for Tennis Clubs throughout Ulster. Accreditation is awarded to Tennis Clubs who achieve the core criteria in four key areas:-

  • Effective Management
  • Quality Coaching and Competition
  • Safety in Sport
  • Equality and Sports Equity

Benefits of Ulster Tennis Accreditation

1. Club Development
Working towards accreditation will assist your Club to adopt and implement effective policies and procedures, to deliver relevant and appropriate opportunities for participation and development, and to provide a safe environment for young people to take part in Tennis. It will support the development of effective partnerships that will enhance the capacity of your Club.

2. Increasing Membership
By gaining accreditation, your Tennis Club will enhance its ability to recruit new members and to increase membership in relation to players, administrators, coaches and volunteers. Simultaneously, being recognised as a quality Tennis Club provides reassurance for parents and guardians.

3. Developing Administrators, Coaches and Volunteers
Ulster Tennis Accreditation encourages Clubs to identify and address the needs of administrators, coaches and volunteers. Identifying suitable policies, procedures and training opportunities will have a positive impact on the personal and professional development of individuals within your Tennis Club.

4. Raising the Club Profile
Accredited Tennis Clubs will be listed on the Northern Ireland Quality Club database on the Clubmark NI webpage. Tennis Clubs will receive an award to recognise their achievement which will also be highlighted by Sport Northern Ireland.

5. Additional Benefits
Accredited Tennis Clubs will receive a range of benefits. These include;

  • A Clubmark Certificate for display
  • One free Sport Northern Ireland Coach Development & Education workshop for a group of up to 20 coaches
  • Clubmark Wind Breaker
  • Obtain higher no. of points for your Club in Ulster Tennis Club of the Year Competition
  • Acknowledgement of success in Ulster Tennis News
  • Invitation to Sport NI Presentation Ceremony (when available)

What is the Process?


Sport NI have launched the online Clubmark NI scheme in June 2017 (see below) and as part of this process the Ulster Tennis Clubmark programme has moved online making it easier for your Club to submit evidence. Please read on to find out if your Club needs to take any action at this stage.


-If your Club is already accredited, or has been re-accredited, within the last 3 years your status will not change (please check the date on your certificate.)  Sport NI will have already sent your Club a copy of their user guide (copy attached).
-If your Club has previously registered to Clubmark but has not yet become accredited you will need to re-register your Club with Sport NI online at You will also need to transfer your paper evidence already collected to the electronic online system.  I have attached a copy of the Sport NI Online user guide to help you with this process.
-Clubs who were accredited more than 3 years ago need to register again and follow the process above to become re-accredited as they have now been removed from the Sport NI records.

Ulster Tennis Clubmark Templates

The following templates are available to support the Clubmark process.

Some of the files below are in MS Word format and others in PDF format. PDF files can be viewed using the free Adobe PDF Reader.