Mackintosh LTC is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk who engage in all tennis activities. Whether you/your child are engaging in coaching, matches or other organised events, we will strive to keep children, young people and adults at risk safe and free from harm.

Mike Pickerill is the Welfare Officer for Mackintosh LTC and is available to discuss any concerns or worries you may have – 07912 627217 or

Mike is the newly appointment Welfare Officer as of January 2021. Mike has been a member of the Mackintosh Tennis Club since moving to Cardiff in 2017. Mike attends Social Tennis, Men’s Tennis evening and Cardio Tennis, plus has been regularly playing in the Annual Handicap Tournament and Club Championships. Mike is also a Captain for one of the Men’s Tennis teams, playing regularly in the Winter and Summer league.

Outside of the club, Mike is a qualified Social Worker, specialising in Child Protection and has worked both in London and in South Wales. He currently works as a Senior Social Work Practitioner and has been qualified for 7 years. Mike’s hobbies outside of tennis include cooking, baking and reading.

Safeguarding and Welfare Policies
Mackintosh LTC – Anti-Bullying Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Codes of Conduct
Mackintosh LTC – Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Online Safety and Communication Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Safeguarding Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Safe Recruitment Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Use of Changing Rooms Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Whistleblowing Policy

Guidance on reporting a concern
Reporting a concern within tennis (Flowchart)
Reporting a concern outside of tennis (Flowchart)

Supportive Links
Mental Health Foundation
NSPCC – Child Protection in Sport
NSPCC – Main Site
Rights of the Child
Safe to Play Tennis
Young Minds
Samaritans Wales
Mind – Mental Health & Well-being
Mind – Main Site