Tennis Victoria Affiliation 2020/21

Dear affiliated Presidents and Secretaries,

I hope this finds you safe, well and back on the tennis court.  The last few months have been extremely challenging for the tennis community.   Once again, Tennis Victoria would like to thank everyone involved in tennis across the State for your ongoing support and for the safe way in which the return to tennis is being managed.  We have proven once again that we are better together, working towards a common goal to see more people playing tennis, more often, for life.

While continuing to support our community through the COVID-19 crisis and advocating to Government for a return to tennis and competition, we have also been working on our Affiliation Program for 2020/21 to support your club/association and sustain the sport for the long-term.  I would now like to update you on this work.

As you know, Tennis Victoria affiliation provides you with a range of services and programs to enable your club/association to thrive.  By affiliating to Tennis Victoria, not only do you receive these services and benefits but you also create a tennis community that is supportive, strong and better together.

Together we can provide opportunities for kids to pick up a racquet for the first time, or for adults to return to the sport they loved growing up.  Together we can lobby Government for funding and infrastructure for tennis.  Together we can offer programs, competitions, tournaments and schools support that benefits and reflects everyone in our communities and opens up the sport we all love.  Together we can produce players that we can be proud of to represent Victorians on the national and global stage.  

You can view all of the benefits of Tennis Victoria affiliation here.

We are aware COVID-19 will have hit some of our affiliates hard.  To assist you with your recovery we are freezing affiliation fees for 2020/21 at 2019/20 levels.  We are also offering payment plans to every affiliate to help you manage cash flow and ensure you are able to re-affiliate.

From 1 July you will be sent an invoice for 25% of your overall fee for 2020/21.  This will be due for payment by 30 September.  Payment will confirm your affiliation and secure your voting rights at the Tennis Victoria AGM in October 2020.

The balance of the fees will be invoiced from 1 January 2021 to be paid by 31 May 2021.  You will be able to pay this balance in instalments if needed. 

If your revenue has dropped, or is predicted to drop, significantly due to COVID-19 we will implement a process to assess a reduced fee to enable you to continue your affiliation. Your club/association may not yet know the level of impact from COVID-19 so we will work with you to make these assessments in due course. For now we simply ask that you pay 25% to secure your affiliation.

Your affiliation to Tennis Victoria is supporting you whilst helping to build the future of our sport.  We hope you will continue to join us and help us all be better together.

As always, please continue to contact our team with any questions. We’re always here to help.

Warm Regards
Ruth Holdaway
Chief Executive, Tennis Victoria

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