Constitution

BUSBY LAWN TENNIS CLUB CONSTITUTION

The Club Constitution can only be amended through an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting.  A copy can be downloaded from the “Downloads” page by following this link.  The text is reproduced below.

1.    Name

The club will be called Busby Lawn Tennis Club (hereafter referred to as “the Club”) and will be affiliated to Tennis Scotland.

2.    Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  1. To offer coaching and amateur competitive opportunities in Lawn Tennis (hereafter referred to as tennis)
  2. To promote both the Club within the local community and community participation in tennis
  3. To manage the club house, courts and grounds owned by the Club
  4. To ensure a duty of care to all members of the Club.
  5. To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone.
  6. To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.

3.   Membership

  1. The Club shall consist of Members as per the membership categories contained in the Club Bye-Laws, however changes to the categories can only be made through agreement by majority vote at an AGM or EGM.
  2. Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs.  However, limitation of membership according to available facilities is allowable on a non discriminatory basis.
  3. The number of Playing Members shall not exceed 250.  The number of Associate Members shall be determined by the Committee.  All Members will be subject to the regulations of the Constitution and by joining the Club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the Club has adopted and the regulations of the Lawn Tennis Association.
  4. The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non discriminatory and fair basis.  The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating.  The annual subscription and joining fees for the membership categories shall be determined at the AGM for the ensuing year.
  5. Life Membership of the Club (no annual membership fee) shall be awarded following recommendation of the Committee and subsequent approval at an AGM

4.  Refusal, Suspension or Termination of Membership

  1. The Club Committee may refuse membership, remove or suspend it or take any other reasonable disciplinary action, only for good and sufficient reason such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or tennis into disrepute.  The Member concerned shall have the right to put their case to the full Committee before a decision is made.
  2. The outcome of such a decision shall be notified to the Member concerned within 7 days of such a decision being reached.
  3. The Member may appeal to a General Meeting of the Club if notice of appeal is made to the Secretary within seven days of the receipt of the notice of the Committee’s decision.
  4. Any Member under suspension shall be barred from taking part in any match or event under control of the Club.
  5. Any Member who fails to pay their fees by the date required may forfeit their right to representation on the Committee and to attend General Meetings, and may be suspended from taking part in any event under the control of the Club until such fees are paid.
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