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Member Protection

In entering into affiliation with Tennis NSW, all Clubs, Associations and Facility Operators are required to adopt and utilise the Tennis Australia Member Protection Policy.

The policy has been developed as part of Tennis Australia’s ongoing commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of its members and participants. Tennis NSW and all affiliates have a responsibility to provide a child safe environment for members.

Member Protection is all about practices and procedures which protect a sports organisation’s members including athletes, administrators, coaches and officials.

Tennis NSW is committed to ensuring all individuals involved in tennis can enjoy a safe and positive experience at all times.

The Member Protection Policy outlines a specific Code of Conduct, the procedural obligations of Australian Tennis Organisations and the policies surrounding Child Protection, Harassment, Abuse, Discrimination and Social Networking, as well as the complaints procedure.

The Tennis Australia Member Protection Policy is available here.

Tennis NSW has two Member Protection Officers and any question or complaint regarding a Member Protection issue should be directed to Melissa Achten ([email protected]) or Michelle Howe ([email protected]) via the Tennis NSW Office (02 9024 7600).

Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules is a unique collaboration between the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children’s Guardian and the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA). These partners promote Play by the Rules through their networks, along with their own child safety, anti-discrimination and inclusion programs.

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety and integrity issues in sport.

Visit Play by the Rules here