Many sports clubs boast state-of-the-art facilities, but it can be difficult to ensure members are able to make the most of the spaces on offer. This was the challenge facing international tennis organisation, TieSports, which wanted to offer its members an easy way to get out onto the courts and enjoying a game.
With a number of sports clubs across Portugal and Belgium, TieSports is set to expand its business over the next few years. As part of its drive to provide members with high quality facilities, TieSports wanted to overhaul its booking and payment system to make its tennis courts more accessible to players. However, it wasn’t always possible to have staff on site to manage the bookings, process the payments and ensure the courts were lit up and ready for play.
TieSports sought a solution that could:
• enable members to book and pay for tennis courts via a mobile app
• allow members to access the courts when staff are not on-site
• provide an automated system to turn court floodlights on and off.
TieSports approached Codelocks for a keyless access control solution so it could streamline its booking system experience for members – allowing them to book, pay for and access tennis courts easily using an app.
Steve Newman, KitLock Sales Manager at Codelocks explains, “TieSports were looking for a solution to give its members the freedom to book and pay for a court using their smart phone. Codelocks CL4510 Smart Lock, Codelocks Connect Portal and Codelocks NetCode® Technology offers TiesSports advanced programming and enables it to automate unique codes for members so they can enter the courts.
“TieSports has also built into its system the ability for members to switch on the lights to the tennis courts when they need to. This functionality combined with our remote code access solution means members have the option to enter the facilities at different times of the day or night when staff are not on site.”
Codelocks access control solution combined with an online booking platform has been a game-changer for TieSports. Club members have the flexibility to secure a tennis court and make a payment whenever they choose, knowing it will be lit up and ready for play. There is no need to have staff available to arrange bookings, provide access or organise lighting. As a result, TieSports have been able to extend their rental period and generate more income without employing more staff.
Diogo Mascarenhas, CEO of TieSports said, “Using an access control solution like this, combined with the light automation and our online booking platform gives a great opportunity for clubs to explore an extra rental period, with no need for additional staff.
“The ability to generate access codes remotely not only simplifies the process of booking a tennis court for members, but it’s also helping us make sport accessible to players at times convenient to them.”
Codelocks’ Smart Locks offer advanced programming and access methods, as well as simple retrofit opportunities for easy upgrades. Codelocks’ Smart Locks can be managed and operated via a smartphone. Codelocks’ NetCode® Technology means sports facilities managers can generate and send time-sensitive codes to end users using the Codelocks API, Codelocks Connect App or Codelocks Connect Portal. It is quick and simple to set codes for a specific start date and time that will automatically expire after a set duration.
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20, Apr 2023