Castlebar Tennis Club – Social Inclusion Policy

At Castlebar Tennis Club, we believe in the power of tennis as a tool for unifying communities, promoting mutual respect, and fostering social cohesion. We pride ourselves on our Social Inclusion Policy, which emphasises accessibility, equal opportunity, and a commitment to promoting diversity in all aspects of our club operations and activities.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to social inclusion is rooted in the principles of fairness, respect, understanding, acceptance, and cooperation. We strive to create an environment where every individual, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality, or socio-economic status, is respected, included, and has the opportunity to participate in our activities to their full potential.


We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the game of tennis. As such, we continuously strive to eliminate barriers to participation. We aim to make our club facilities and resources accessible to all members of our community, taking into consideration different physical abilities, financial circumstances, and personal schedules.

Diversity and Equal Opportunities

At Castlebar Tennis Club, we recognise and value the diversity of our community. We are committed to promoting equality and preventing discrimination in all its forms. Our club promotes a culture of respect, where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate and contribute.

Education and Awareness

We are dedicated to fostering a better understanding and appreciation of social diversity and inclusion among our members. This involves delivering regular educational and awareness programmes, promoting the benefits of diversity, and challenging stereotypes and biases.

Safe Environment

We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of bullying, harassment, or discrimination. We ensure that all grievances and complaints are treated seriously, confidentially, and are addressed promptly.

Social Inclusion Officer

Our Social Inclusion Officer plays a crucial role in the implementation of our Social Inclusion Policy. They are responsible for ensuring that our commitment to social inclusion, diversity, and equality is upheld in all aspects of club operations and activities. The Officer is also the primary contact for any concerns or queries related to social inclusion within the club.

Community Engagement

We actively engage with our local community to identify ways we can better serve the needs and interests of all community members. This includes building partnerships with local schools, community organisations, and businesses to promote the benefits of tennis and to broaden access to our club and sport.

Continuous Improvement

Our social inclusion policy is a living document. We commit to regularly review and update our policies and procedures to ensure they remain relevant and effective in promoting social inclusion.

Through our Social Inclusion Policy, Castlebar Tennis Club is more than just a sporting organisation; we are a vibrant, welcoming community hub. We invite everyone to join us, to play, to learn, to volunteer, and to socialise, as we share our love for the game of tennis, promote mutual respect, and create lasting friendships.

Let’s make tennis a game for all!