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.

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ANZ TENNIS HOT SHOTS

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FITBIT CARDIO TENNIS

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COACH SCREENING

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

A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) is an essential prerequisite for active coach membership with TA.

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.

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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.

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QLD

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

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SA

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

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TAS

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

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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 Coach Screening 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

At Tennis Australia we take seriously our duty of care to children and young people, as well as their families and community. With this in mind, Tennis Australia conducted a national review to strengthen our approach to safeguarding children and young people participating in tennis.

As a result of this review, Tennis Australia has made changes to the Member Protection Policy screening process. These changes will ensure we meet best practice and standards to protect children and young people participating in our sport. The screening process now requires existing and preferred appointees to provide Tennis Australia with a current National Police check and Working with Children check.

From 1 June 2017, Tennis Australia Business Package, Qualified and Trainee coach members will be required to provide a current National Police check in addition to holding a current Working with Children check. These checks are a requirement for anyone registering to the 2017-18 coach membership program.

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

Avoid a delay in renewing your coach membership and apply for a National Police check today! Once you’ve received your National Police check, please forward a copy to [email protected].

CODE OF CONDUCT

Read the Coaches’ Code of conduct.

GRIEVANCE

Tennis Australia (TA) expects the highest standards in regard to the professional conduct of its coach members.  TA also encourages healthy working relationships between coach members and the tennis community.  However, it is recognised that occasionally issues and disputes may arise. Please refer to the policy for more information.

Grievance Policy and Procedure

Grievance Registration

FIRST AID

Tennis Australia is committed to improving the quality of qualified coaches for players of all levels.  To build the professionalism of our coaches and to ensure the safety and integrity of our sport, First Aid was made a mandatory requirement for all qualified coaches on 1 July 2012.

Please click here for information.

MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS

View the Coach Membership terms and conditions.

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.

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MEMBER PROTECTION DECLARATION

All qualified, trainee and international members 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.

WEBPAGE AGREEMENT

Click here to view the Tennis Australia coach members’ website agreement.