Serving up an Ace Sports Club Website

The Top Ten Considerations for Building Your Sports Club Website

Digital presence for any business is paramount, but especially so for a sports club. A well-designed website serves as the beating heart of your community. Whether you’re aiming to attract new members, engage current participants, or showcase your club’s achievements, your website is often the first point of contact for parents and players alike. 

Having recently completed the website for Tennis Sussex, we wanted to share some of the secrets to crafting a compelling online platform for your sports club. In this guide, we’ll explore the top ten things to consider when making your sports club website.

1. Make it user friendly 

Smooth navigation is the cornerstone of any effective website, so both parents and members are able to find essential information effortlessly. It’s important to implement a clear menu structure that clearly categorises content in a logical way, including sections for fixtures, training schedules, registration details, and club news. Keep it simple to keep their minds in the game.

2. Mobile responsiveness

It might go without saying, but it’s important to ensure your website is mobile-responsive for the 70%+ people who browse and engage using their phones. It’s crucial that the layout and functionality adapt seamlessly to smaller screens, as well as different accessibility needs. Test your website across various devices and screen sizes to guarantee a consistent and user-friendly experience for all visitors.

3. Update, update, and update

Keeping your website’s content current is essential for maintaining credibility and relevance. Regularly update fixtures, match results, training schedules, and club news to provide accurate information to both parents and players. The implementation of a good content management system (CMS) is imperative to help you, the team, or volunteers update content easily without requiring technical expertise.

4. Make joining your Sports Club easy

Streamline the registration process for new members by providing clear instructions and, where appropriate, intuitive forms. Be transparent about any membership fees, age group eligibility, required documents, and any deadlines. Consider incorporating online registration capabilities to facilitate a seamless and safe sign-up experience for parents too, who might be applying on behalf of their children, with complete and secure payment options integrated with your sports club website.

5. Show off what makes your Sports Club great

Don’t be shy about highlighting your club’s achievements! This will inspire confidence in prospective members as well as celebrate the accomplishments of current members. Showcase photos, videos, and testimonials from members and create dedicated sections for trophies, medals, or tournament victories. Inspire pride and motivation among your club community by sharing stories of their triumphs.

6. Create Engaging Multimedia Content

Enhance the visual appeal and storytelling capabilities of your sports club website with engaging multimedia content. Incorporate high-quality photos and videos showcasing training sessions, matches, and even special events. Consider creating player profiles and trainer interviews to foster connection and camaraderie within the club community, as well as building a sense of trust with visitors. Encourage user-generated content by inviting parents and players alike to submit photos and videos for inclusion on the club site.

7. Clear Communication

Effective communication is vital for maintaining strong relationships with parents, players, and volunteers alike. Make sure to include clear contact information, including email addresses, phone numbers, and social media links, to facilitate direct communication. Consider implementing a dedicated contact form or online chat feature for inquiries and feedback and regularly update a news or blog section to share important announcements, updates, and upcoming events.

8. Emphasise Sports Club Safety and Member Welfare

Demonstrate your club’s commitment to child safety and welfare by prominently displaying safeguarding policies, codes of conduct, and relevant certifications. Provide information on essential background checks for trainers and volunteers, first aid provisions, and emergency procedures so parents are reassured that their child’s well-being and safety is the top priority of your sports club.

9. Let them know how to get involved

A successful sports club naturally relies on the support of its amazing staff and volunteers. Encourage parent and community engagement by promoting volunteer opportunities on your website. Highlight the various roles available, such as coaching, officiating, fundraising, or event coordination and provide clear instructions on how people can get involved and contribute to the sport club’s success.

10. Social Media

Harness the power of social media to expand your sports club website’s reach and increase overall engagement. Where possible, include social media feeds directly into your website to showcase real-time updates, photos, and conversations from platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This can encourage parents and players to follow your sport club’s social media accounts and build a sense of community by facilitating online discussions and sharing user-generated content.


Your sports club website serves as the digital face of the amazing things you do, offering a window into your club’s culture, values, and achievements. By prioritising user-friendly navigation, mobile responsiveness, up-to-date content, and clear communication channels, you can create a compelling online platform that attracts new members, engages current participants, and fosters community involvement.

With careful attention to these ten considerations, you can elevate your sports club’s online presence and position it for success in the competitive landscape of sports clubs in the UK. 

Check out our case study for Tennis Sussex, and if you need any help, support, or further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.