Kialla Park Tennis Club

Code of Conduct

01 March 2013 |

What is the Tennis Australia ‘Code of Behaviour’?

The Code of Behaviour replaces the ‘Events Disciplinary Policy’ that regulates behaviour breaches related to and during tournaments and weekly competitions in Australia.

Why is it changing?

Tennis Australia are committed to protecting the integrity of tennis and ensuring they 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.

To view Tennis Australia’s Code of Behaviour, please click here

 

In addition to the Tennis Australia Code of Behaviour, all Kialla Park Tennis Club members and their supporters abide by the following.

All children who are a part of Kialla Park Tennis Club have the right to feel and be safe. The welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority and the Club has a zero tolerance to child abuse. The Club aims to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and have fun and the Club’s activities are always carried out in the best interests of the children.

The following codes are to be followed by our members and their supporters. Please read this and explain the code to your children. This code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.

Every person, spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:

  • The inclusion of every person regardless of their age or gender
  • The inclusion of every person regardless of their race, culture or religion
  • Opportunities are available for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential
  • Every individual is listened to, with an appropriate response
  • Respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community
  • The safety of all participants and bystanders – physically and emotionally.
  • The elimination of violent and abusive behaviour
  • The protection from bullying or individual segregation
  • Respect and compassion to others within the club environment

We expect that each child will shake hands at the beginning and end of a match, regardless of the outcome, and always promote fair sportsmanship.