Formby Village Tennis Club Advice
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Following on from the Government's latest advice, the courts have closed from Tuesday 5th January 2021. Please see the full closure notice from The Committee below.
Formby Village Tennis Club
A warm and welcoming tennis club situated in the heart of Formby Village.
Welcome to the Formby Village Tennis Club where you can find a wealth of information relating to the Club, ranging from facilities to competitions and social events. Formby Holy Trinity offers a great place to enjoy playing tennis as a senior or junior. Social tennis and league tennis is played and the club is open all year round.
The Tennis Club was established in 1906 when it consisted of two grass courts laid alongside the bowling green. The club now boasts a recently built pavilion overlooking 4 floodlit AstroTurf courts.
Coaching at FVTC
Formby Village Tennis Club currently has two coaching teams, Tarquin Maylam and Danny McShane, providing structured lessons for individuals and groups for all ages and abilities. Please find more information about Tarquin and Danny's coaching by clicking here.
Four all-weather courts
Floodlit and playable in all weather.
Complete with kitchen and changing facilities.
The clubhouse and courts are all accessible via a flat footpath, with a disabled W/C located in the clubhouse.
As a member of the club you will have access to a wide range of social events such as: Saturday Social Tennis, BBQs and much more!
History of the Club
The club's roots go back to 1891, when the vicar of the Holy Trinity Church, Rev. John Brooke Richardson, began a bible class for men on a Friday evening. The class lasted an hour followed by games that included billiards, on a ¾ size table. The evening proved to be so popular that soon there was a regular attendance of often more than 60 people. Right from the beginning Canon Richardson insisted that the Village Club should be open to all in Formby irrespective of religion or class.
In 1905 the members of the club approached the vicar with a view to obtaining land for a bowling green and tennis courts. As history shows he thankfully agreed, money was raised and in 1906 the bowling green and two tennis courts were opened. In 1908 the Village Club became The Holy Trinity Church Club. In 1925 three new grass tennis courts including a singles court were laid. In 1928 the Beauford Hall was built in memory of Mr John Salmon Beauford JP who had been a staunch supporter of the club from the beginning. In 1951 two of the grass courts were converted to shale. In 1964 the wooden tennis pavilion was built. During the years that followed both Bowls and Tennis sections had floodlights erected, a bowls shelter was built and tennis courts resurfaced.
In 1996 the tennis pavilion was totally destroyed by fire but by 1998 a marvellous new pavilion had been built. In 2011 the tennis courts were again resurfaced this time with the AstroTurf you see today. The centenary of the Club has been celebrated and it has remained for all that time a place of welcome and friendliness and an organisation of which the founders would be proud.
In 2019 the decision was made by the Club's members to rename the club to Formby Village Tennis Club.
Our full GDPR Data Protection Policy can be found at https://www.formbyvillagetennis.com/blog/club-documents-and-rules.
Privacy Notice FORMBY VILLAGE SPORTS CLUB Formby Village Sports Club (FVSC) and its five sections, Tennis, Men’s Bowls, Ladies’ Bowls, Snooker and Table Tennis are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide for the purposes of your membership, FVSC is the Data Controller and is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way. We have appointed a Data Protection Officer who has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our organisation. Contact details are set out in the "Contacting us" section at the end of this privacy notice. 1. WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE HOLD ON YOU You may give us information about you by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register with the Club. The information you give us may include your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, gender and names of clubs you have previously been registered with. We may also ask for relevant ethnicity and health information data. This may also include: - payment details you provide so that we can receive payments from you - details of the financial transactions with you - CCTV footage - use of and movements through our websites, passwords, personal identification numbers, IP addresses, user names and other IT system identifying information. 2. WHY WE NEED YOUR PERSONAL DATA The reason we need your data is to be able to administer your membership and provide the membership services you are signing up to when you register with the club. Our lawful basis for processing your personal data is that we have a contractual obligation to you as a member to provide the services for which you are registering. Reasons we need to process your data include: For training and competition entry - sharing personal data with club coaches or officials to administer training sessions; - sharing personal data with club team captains and managers to enter competitions and friendly events; and - sharing personal data with leagues and other competition providers for entry in events. For funding and reporting purposes - sharing anonymised data with a funding partner as condition of grant funding e.g. Local Authority - analysing anonymised data to monitor club trends - sending an annual club survey to improve your experience as a club member For membership and club management - processing of membership forms and payments; - sharing data with committee members to provide information about club activities, membership renewals or invitation to social events; - club newsletter promoting club activity; and publishing of competition results Marketing and communications (where separate consent is provided) - sending information about promotions and offers from sponsors; - sending information about selling club kit, merchandise or fundraising. 3. SPECIAL CATEGORY DATA Any special category health data we hold on you is only processed for the purpose(s) of passing health data to coaches and team managers to allow the safe running of training sessions and competitions. We process this data on the lawful basis of consent. Therefore, we will also need your explicit consent to process this data, which we will ask for at the point of collecting it. On occasion we may collect personal data from non-members (e.g. such as any nonmember participant who fills in a health disclaimer or form at a taster event). This information will be destroyed securely immediately after the event. Our lawful basis for processing data is consent. Therefore, we will also need explicit consent from non-members to process this data, which we will ask for at the point of collecting it. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA Some club sections have social media pages on Facebook. All members are free to join these pages. If you join the Social Media pages, please note that providers of the social media platform(s) have their own privacy policies and that the club do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data on the club social media pages. 5. WHO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH We share personal information with the following parties: - Any party approved by you. - To any governing bodies or regional bodies for the sports covered by our club: to allow them to properly administer the sports on a local, regional and national level. - Our Commercial Partners: for the purposes of providing you with information on any tickets, special offers, opportunities, products and services and other commercial benefits provided by our commercial partners. - The Government or our regulators: where we are required to do so by law or to assist with their investigations or initiatives. - Police, law enforcement and security services: to assist with the investigation and prevention of crime and the protection of national security. The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why we collected it from you. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long-term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements. Generally, where there is no legal requirement, we retain all physical and electronic records for a period of 6 years after your last contact with us or the end of your membership. Exceptions to this rule are: - CCTV records which are held for no more than [30 days] unless we need to preserve the records for the purpose of prevention and detection of crime; - Details regarding unsuccessful membership applicants where we hold records for a period of not more than 6 months; - Information that may be relevant to personal injury or discrimination claims may be retained until the limitation period for those types of claims has expired. For personal injury or discrimination claims this can be an extended period as the limitation period might not start to run until a long time after the event. It is important to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and upto- date, and you should let us know if anything changes, for example if you change your phone number or email address. You may be able to update some of the personal information we hold about you through the relevant membership secretary. Alternatively, you can contact us by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below. 6. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA As a data subject you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data, including direct marketing; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office about the processing of your personal data. As a data subject you are not obliged to share your personal data with the Club. If you choose not to share your personal data with us, we may not be able to register or administer your membership. 7. CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE We may update this privacy notice from time to time. When we change this notice in a material way, we will update the version date at the bottom of this page. For significant changes to this notice we will try to give you reasonable notice unless we are prevented from doing so. Where required by law we will seek your consent to changes in the way we use your personal information. 8. CONTACTING US In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email email@example.com or write to us at Formby Village Sports Club, Beauford Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA