Regulations and Code of Behaviour
2022 Australian Competitive Play Regulations
Code of Behaviour
This Code of Behaviour applies to all players, coaches, parents/guardians and spectators participating in or attending a Tournament in Australia.
Tennis Australia, its Member Associations and Affiliates are committed to providing every member of the Australian tennis community a welcoming, safe and inclusive tennis environment that promotes the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of all participants.
Participants are the custodians of the sport of tennis, and responsible for upholding the spirit of tennis.
This new Code of Behaviour is effective immediately.
Rules of Tennis (ITF)
The International Tennis Federation regulates the Rules of Tennis. The complete Rules of Tennis are available on the ITF website. Rule Books are available from your Member Association.
Extreme Weather Policy
The policy is designed to protect competitive tennis players from injury and illness that may result by playing tennis in extreme weather conditions.
Player Dress and Equipment
Like most sports in Australia, tennis has certain requirements for players’ dress and equipment. These requirements vary depending on the type and nature of the event.
Tennis Etiquette and Procedures for Matches Played without a Chair Umpire
The Rules of Tennis, as published by the ITF, assure the presence of a Chair Umpire or other officials to determine and interpret particular situations. Rules for non-umpired matches cover certain situations where players are determining their own matches.
The correcting errors documents provide clear answers to situations where a Rules of Tennis error is made.