Minutes of the BSF Tennis Committee meeting held at 7pm on 16th February 2022 at Lostock Tennis Club.

Present: Messrs. Caswell, Maslivec, Pearson (in the chair), Taylor, Ms L Cartwright, Ms K Hosker & Ms L Perry.

Apologies for absence: Messrs. Prince, Smith, Ms Francis & Ms Morley.

Minutes of the last meeting: These had been circulated and were agreed.

Matters Arising: Stuart Kay came to the Notice of Motion Meeting to outline the new retail outlet at the Arena and Dunlop Sponsorship. It is intended that he attends a committee meeting re general matters.
The missing mixed league trophy has not yet turned up. It is hoped that it will do so when trophies are returned.

Correspondence: An email of disappointment was received from a player who was unable to convince his club to put a proposal in to change the points system. He would have to try again with convincing arguments to his committee.
The remaining correspondence was from Clubs with various requests re fixtures and league set-up.

League Set-up: Both men’s and mixed would have required an extra division to cope with an extra team. This would have meant lots of open dates and also teams feeling that they had not been promoted. Also, one team had put a new team in the men’s. This would have meant it going into Division 7 despite that fact they were Division 5 players.
It was decided to keep the same number of divisions but have a 9 team division in Men’s Division 5 and the same in Mixed Division Three.

Calendar: A draft was circulated and some time spent considering the logistics of fitting in the extra matches in the men’s and mixed.

Treasurer: 1. Several sponsorships were still 0/s from the tournament last year, but this would be discussed at the tournament and KH would send AT details 
2. We had been asked some questions surrounding private insurance and finances as a committee by insurers. It is important that we respond so as not to give a reason to void any claims. I feel that given the current climate of litigation and safeguarding, we ought to review our current insurance offering in May, or at least prior to July 4 renewal, to make sure we have adequate cover for committee member liability should it ever occur. 

Presentation Evening: At this stage Committee members are asked to consider a presenter.

Handbook: The General Secretary said he had not yet had time to commence work on this but would do so shortly.

Tournament: There will be a Tournament Committee meeting on 21st February. Details are already on the LTA site with dates.

Winter League:
This was said to be running well.

Dunlop: We have signed a new three year contract. We need to try and ensure that Dunlop logos are being used on social media.
Thanks were given to the Vice-chairman for sorting all this out.

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: These have been quiet at the moment.

LTA Network: A circular has been sent out to all players re changes in governance.

AOB: The Centenary needs to be included as an item in next month’s agenda.

Date and time of Next Meeting: Wednesday 9th March at Lostock TC.