Tennis coaches know how to support the player they are contracted to coach to the best of their ability. They may have been players themselves at some point, and they could have lots of insights into how to assist another player to get the most out of their abilities and skills.
Tennis coach accidents are pretty rare. Indeed you may never have heard of a coach suffering any kind of injury at all. It’s usually the tennis players who will be at a greater risk of suffering an injury because they play competitively for many weeks of the year.
However there are times when things can sometimes go wrong – and it may not be the fault of the coach that injuries could occur either.
What might happen to cause tennis coach accidents?
Usually the coach and their player will pick a venue to train at, depending on where they are in the country. When in the UK it is reasonable to assume that the owners of that venue will adhere to the rigid health and safety laws that are in force at all times.
These laws don’t just protect the people who are working at these facilities. They are there to protect anyone and everyone who is there to use the facilities as well.
An accident may potentially have the chance to happen if the facilities are not as good as they should be. For example there could be steps up or down to the court that are crumbling and therefore potentially dangerous. There could be other incidents where the locker rooms and shower areas are not cleaned and become slippery, thus causing the coach to fall.
Faulty lighting, substandard décor
It is reasonable to assume any tennis stadium or training facility will be safe to use. However if there is some problem with the lighting or even if the décor is not of the standard you would expect, this could potentially cause an accident.
If you have suffered an accident while working as a tennis coach in the UK within the last three years, you should consider whether you have an opportunity to claim compensation.
If you can call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you can make sure you get the proper no-obligation advice that will lead you to the answers you need. One call could make a big difference.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead