Code of conduct

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Code of conduct

How to conduct yourself on court

For players

  • Respect your opponents and other players in your lessons
  • Respect your coach at all times
  • Inform your coach if you are going to be away or late
  • Always wear suitable attire for lessons/training and events
  • Treat all equipment with respect
  • Inform your coach of any injuries or illnesses you may have before the warm up begins
  • Do not eat, chew gum or use bad language on the courts
  • Show good sportsmanship and etiquette at all times
  • Always put 100% into your tournaments, preparation and lessons


For parents

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis and participate within them
  • Discourage challenging/arguing with the coaches/officials.
  • Publicly accept the umpires/coaches decisions
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, find positive feedback even in defeat.
  • Set a good example of recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of everyone.
  • Never force your child to take part.
  • Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink.
  • Keep the club informed if your child is unable to attend sessions or matches.
  • Keep your coaches informed of any changes in your child’s health or if they have any injuries.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes.
  • Always collect your child promptly at the end ofa session.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their tennis.
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