What are specific examples of situations that may happen at my club to make our club need Commercial General Liability (CGL) coverage?

Common example – slips & falls due to the Club’s negligence (ie wet court, damaged court).

How much coverage does our club need to buy for CGL?

We cannot dictate this as their broker, but we always recommend higher limits.

What is an example of a situation that may arise at our club to make us need Directors’/Officers’ (D/O) coverage?

The D&O policy covers certain lawsuits alleging managerial negligence with no Property Damage or Bodily Injury loss.


D/O coverage also includes Employment Practices Liability that protects the club and executive against liability of wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment among other events, subject to the policy terms, conditions and exclusions.


Please go to OTA - Club Insurance and see page 10 of the document for more information, such as on the topic of protecting the personal liability of the club executives and the club itself for losses resulting from poor management decisions, etc.

Does the D/O cover instances of alleged discrimination against our club?

That would depend on the Statement of Claim and we cannot confirm nor deny coverage without a full Statement of Claim.

Does our club need to pay for tennis court and building coverage?

No, if you do not own it since you have no insurable interest. You will not be suffering a monetary loss should anything happen to the property.

If the city where our club is located only needs proof from us that we have $2 million in CGL coverage in place, should we buy a higher limit than this?

As brokers, we cannot comment on the sufficiency of coverage, it becomes a business decision because of the cost. Or, we always recommend that the clubs purchase more than what is required to be on the safe side.

Does our club insurance cover the people who are playing tennis on our club courts?

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What is a specific example of why our club would need to purchase Sports E/O coverage?

Professional Liability policy covers certain lawsuits alleging purely economic damages arising out of the performance of member services with no accompanying bodily injury or property damage. The following are examples of exposures that make a Professional Liability policy beneficial for a sports and recreation organization:

  • A player alleges that improper instruction by a coach resulted in the loss of an athletic scholarship or professional sports career.
  • A player alleges that mistakes made in his/her recruiting service profile resulted in the loss of an athletic scholarship or professional sports career. Sports organizations that publish player statistics or strengths and weaknesses may have this exposure.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?

If you have other questions, please contact Cecilia Bince of Marsh Canada at 647-393-4402 or at

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