By virtue of its membership with Tennis Australia, Tennis ACT adopts and abides by certain by-laws and policies of Tennis Australia, as implemented and amended from time to time, including, but not limited to, the Member Protection Policy, the Anti-Doping Policy, the Disciplinary Policy and the Code of Behaviour Tournaments and Weekly Competitions. Tennis ACT, its members and its officers are bound by each of these policies. These policies are outlined below:
The policy has been developed as part of Tennis Australia’s ongoing commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of its members and participants. Member Protection is all about practices and procedures, which protect a sports organisation’s members including athletes, administrators, coaches and officials.
In 2004 at the French Open, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) launched an anti-doping campaign in association with the Grand Slams. The purpose of the campaign was to warn the elite players of the dangers associated with the consumption of dietary supplements. The document below (PDF) is Tennis Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy.
The new Code of behaviour replaces the ‘Events Disciplinary Policy’ that regulates behaviour breaches related to and during tournaments and weekly competitions in Australia. We are committed to protecting the integrity of tennis and ensuring we provide a healthy and positive environment for players to compete in. Improving the behaviour of players and spectators at tournaments and competitions is a major element of this.
This Policy applies to conduct and behaviour which is not otherwise captured by TA’s Code of Behaviour, Member Protection Policy or Anti-Doping Policy.