- All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
- Ensure the Club facilities are safe and tidy. Potential hazards should be reported to a member of the committee.
- Abusive language or behaviour, or abuse of equipment is not acceptable.
- Smoking or the consumption of alcohol or drugs is not allowed on the Club premises.
- Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
- Members must wear suitable non-marking footwear i.e. trainers for safety reasons and to avoid court damage.
The Parent / Guardian
- Outside coaching sessions, junior members remain parents’ responsibility safety & welfare – not the Club.
- Support your child’s enjoyment of sport, helping them to recognise good performance not just results.
- Ensure your child travels safely to and from the club, arriving in good time and leaving promptly afterwards.
- Ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
- Allow the coach to run their programme free from external pressures or influences.
- Behave in a manner that sets a positive example for others.
- Respect all officials, players and the coach – behave towards them in the way you would expect to be treated.
- It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the Club or coach of any changes to circumstances.
This includes: – medical (including injuries), photo consent and personal circumstances etc.
- Play fairly and honestly.
- Behave, respect and listen to your coach.
- Take care of your equipment and club property.
- Talk to the club Safeguarding Officer about any concerns or worries about yourself or others.
- Do not bully, intimidate or harass anyone, including on social media
- Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each person and treat them equally.
- Coaches must place well-being & safety above all other considerations, including performance
- Coaches must ensure their activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
- Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport e.g. fair play, and never condone cheating.
- Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
- Coaches must maintain their LTA Coach accreditation.
- Coaches will not tolerate inappropriate language, racket and / or ball abuse.
This Policy will be reviewed every two years (or earlier if there is a change in national legislation).
This Policy is recommended for approval by:
Club Committee Chair, Brian Hackwell – Date: March 2020
Club Safeguarding Officer, Janet Holmes – Date: March 2020