Clubmark Accreditation

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.

Registration: All clubs wishing to work towards Clubmark NI accreditation can register online at

From here your clubs details will be forwarded to the appropriate Clubmark NI scheme operated by  your sport’s governing body Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland.

 All clubs from sports in which a governing body endorsed Clubmark NI scheme is in place can only gain accreditation through their governing body scheme. View a full listing of Clubmark NI endorsed schemes.


Information and Guidance: The organisation (UBTI) operating your Clubmark NI scheme  will get in touch to arrange an information session with your club to help you establish what your club needs to do to gain accreditation and to help get your club started. 


Club Development: Based on your club’s Clubmark NI action plan your club can work towards putting in place to policies, practices and procedures that will enable you club to become accredited. Your ‘Support Officer’ will provide guidance on this.


Accreditation: When your club is ready they will be able to submit a portfolio of evidence online to the organisation managing their Clubmark NI scheme for assessment against the defined criteria. Upon successful assessment of the portfolio, a club visit will be arranged for an assessor to see your club in action. If successful at this point your club will be awarded Clubmark NI accreditation. To ensure information is up to date each accredited club submits information for an annual health-check and submit their evidence for reaccreditation every three years.

For any further information contact Lauren Smythe, Ulster Tennis Development Manager, by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .