Parents’ Guide

 Player Code of Conduct

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
    2. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow squad players and competitors.
    3. Use his or her best efforts in training and competition, irrelevant of opponent or training partner
    4. Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the programme requirements.
    5. Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
    6. Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
    7. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the umpire, match referee or other adjudicator, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
    8. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your club
    9. Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.

Parent / Guardian Code of Conduct

  1. Treating your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing.
    2. Remembering that your child plays tennis for their enjoyment not yours.
    3. Trying to have fun when you are around your children at competitions.
    4. Look relaxed, calm and positive when spectating in training and competition.
    5. Getting involved in appropriate ways if your child behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions.
    6. Letting the coach do the coaching.
    7. Understanding that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sports is okay.
    8. Being there when the child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge and/or fixer.
    9. Being prepared to give your child some space so that he/she can grow and develop as an independent person.
    10. Communicating with your child and asking them how they are really feeling about their sport and about competing in particular.
    11. Occasionally letting your child compete without you being there.
    12. Emphasising the good things your child did in preparing for and during the match/tournament.