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 – 07772 119046 or

Members who wish to raise a matter of concern may do so knowing that it shall be dealt with sensitively, confidentially, discreetly and with honesty of purpose.

Mike has been the Welfare Officer since January 2021. He 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 Mixed Tennis teams, playing regularly in the Winter and Summer leagues.

Outside of the club, Mike has been a qualified Social Worker since 2012, specialising in Child Protection and has worked both in London and in South Wales. 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 – Photography and Filming Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Safeguarding Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Safe Recruitment Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Use of Changing Rooms Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Whistleblowing Policy
Mackintosh LTC – Safeguarding at Events, Activities and Competitions
LTA Safeguarding Children Policy
LTA Safeguarding Adults Policy
LTA Transgender Inclusion Policy
LTA Staying Safe Online Guidance

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