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3 March 2021 | Tennis Victoria

Buninyong District Tennis Association (BDTA) joined ClubSpark 12 months ago and have been seeing significant improvement in Club Operations.

Secretary of the BDTA, Peter Joyce is finding benefit in the online platform, especially the Events module, in the lead up to the Club’s second Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Tournament in April.

“The events platform is great, we will run our second UTR tournament in April and to have the link from ClubSpark go straight to the event, and then onto e-mails to send out communication was really helpful in promoting it.”

The promotion certainly worked through the ClubSpark platform, with 32 players registering within a week of opening.

Secretary of the BTDA Peter Joyce with Club Development Officer Andrew Cronin

The BDTA have also had great success on court, with more people jumping online to join their Tennis Association.

Clubs like Grenville TC and Gordon TC have already made the transition to the new platform. Previously these clubs did not have a website, let alone an online presence.

“The ability for people to join clubs online is a massive bonus, people buying social memberships and also getting access to the courts.” explained Joyce.

“We’ve started an orange ball competition, an Autumn Competition which will start after our Summer Competition finishes, and this is all going through ClubSpark.”

“People can get online and see the results and where they sit in relation to others in the club competition, so that’s helpful as a player too.”

The Buninyong District Tennis Association

One of the key advantages of ClubSpark is the amount of burden it takes away from just one person at the club.

Historically, there would be one key person a club that would take on all the responsibilities, now, as Joyce explains, you can divide and conquer!

“You can add several administrators, so it might be different people in your club coordinating juniors or coordinating coaching. Every administrator can update and then it’s not reliant on one administrator to do everything on one website.”

“Just give them all a login and away they go.”

When asked why more clubs should be jumping on to the ClubSpark platform, Joyce had no hesitation in recommending that clubs and associations start to get online.

“It’s so easy to use to start with and operate, and it’s because it’s all linked that’s the great thing. It becomes a one-off information centre and I feel like that’s beneficial to everyone.”

To find out more visit our dedicated ClubSpark page or reach out to your Tennis Victoria Club Development Officer today!