Policies

 TENNIS AUSTRALIA ANTI-DOPING POLICY

Tennis Australia is a co-signatory and partial founder of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP), which applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP and WTA.

In addition to the TADP, the Tennis Australia Anti-Doping Policy was adopted to ensure the eradication of doping in tennis in Australia which is fundamentally contrary  to the spirit of the sport.

Download the Tennis Australia Anti-Doping Policy.

 ANZ TENNIS HOT SHOTS COMMUNITY PLAY

View the Terms and Conditions.

ANZ TENNIS HOT SHOTS MATCH PLAY

View the Terms and Conditions.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS

The majority of States/Territories in Australia have mandatory legislation requiring tennis deliverers to undergo a screening process in order to work with children (under 18 years of age). Tennis Australia is committed to helping all our volunteers to adhere to the requirements.

A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) is an essential prerequisite for all ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Play deliverers.

There is no national screening system or national standards regarding WWCC and related clearances.  Each State/Territory Government has its own legislation. It is necessary to fulfil the requirements in each State/Territory in which you are working. Please refer below for specific local requirements (subject to change and it is the responsibility of each tennis coach to ensure that he/she complies with current State/Territory legislation).

Also note the following if you are moving between States/Territories and intend to engage in child-related work:

  • If your working with children activity is likely to take place over ten or more consecutive days, a WWCC for your destination State/Territory should be strongly considered (though the requirements vary depending on the destination and it is the responsibility of each tennis coach to ensure that he/she complies with current State/Territory legislation); and
  • If the move is permanent, a WWC clearance for the destination State/Territory should certainly be obtained.

State/Territory specific information

ACT

Provide a copy of your current Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card to Coach Membership initially and then every three years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

NSW

Provide a copy of your current Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter to Coach Membership initially and then every five years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

NT

Provide a copy of your current Ochre card to Coach Membership initially and then every two years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

QLD

Provide copy of your current Blue Card to Coach Membership initially and then every three years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

SA

Provide a copy of your current Child Related Employment Screening letter to Coach Membership initially and then every three years*.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

TAS

Provide a copy of your current Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card to Coach Membership initially and then every three years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

VIC

Provide a copy of your current Working With Children Check (WWCC) card to Coach Membership initially and then every five years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

WA

Provide a copy of your current Working With Children Check (WWCC) card to Coach Membership initially and then every three years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

Contact

Please forward your Working with Children Check documentation to [email protected]. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 1800 PLAY TENNIS (752 983).

National Police Check

In addition to the Working with Children Check, a National Police Check is an essential prerequisite for all ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Play deliverers.

To apply for a National Police check, please visit www.nationalcrimecheck.com.au

Only National Police checks with a full disclosure will be accepted. National Police checks are valid for three years from date of issue. If TA are unable to verify a National Police Check upon submission, TA may request an applicant to obtain a new check or undertake further steps to prove its authenticity. If you’re under the age of 16 years, you will not be required to complete a National Police check. You will however be expected to have your parent/guardian complete the Member Protection Declaration form.

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT MATTERS AND DISPUTES

Tennis Australia (TA) expects the highest standards in regard to the professional conduct of its ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Play deliverers.

TA also encourages healthy working relationships between deliverers and the tennis community. However, it is recognised that occasionally issues may arise.

If an issue arises in relation to a person who is bound by a TA policy and their conduct is not in line with Tennis Australia’s national policies, then the matter should be reported to [email protected].

TENNIS AUSTRALIA MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

This 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.

Download the Tennis Australia Member Protection policy.

MEMBER PROTECTION DECLARATION

All ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Play deliverers must complete the Member Protection Declaration form when registering their membership. This is a requirement in all departments of Tennis Australia and is in line with the Member Protection By-Law.

TENNIS AUSTRALIA PRIVACY POLICY

Tennis Australia is committed to the protection of your personal information in accordance with the National Privacy Principles, and from 12 March 2014, the Australian Privacy Principles, set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Read through the privacy policy.