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.

View the Tennis Australia Anti-Doping Policy.

Download the ITF Anti-Doping Policy.

OFFICIALS SCREENING

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

A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) is an essential prerequisite for active officials 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 official 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 official 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 Officials 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 Officials 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 Officials Membership initially and then every two years.

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

QLD

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

Head to the website for more information or to apply.

Contact

Please forward your Officials 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.

Tennis Australia Full and Regional Officials members are required to provide a current National Police check in addition to holding a current Working with Children check.

To apply for a National Police check, please visit www.nationalcrimecheck.com.au. A National Police check is valid from three years from the date of issue.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Read the Officials Code of conduct.

GRIEVANCE

Tennis Australia (TA) expects the highest standards in regard to the professional conduct of its officials members. TA also encourages healthy working relationships between officials members 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 Tennis Australia policy and their conduct is not in line with Tennis Australia’s national policies, then the matter should be reported to [email protected].

MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS

View the Officials 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.

View the Tennis Australia Member Protection policy.

MEMBER PROTECTION DECLARATION

All 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.

TENNIS ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICY

The purpose of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program is to (i) maintain the integrity of tennis, (ii) protect against any efforts to impact improperly the results of any match and (iii) establish a uniform rule and consistent scheme of enforcement and sanctions applicable to all professional tennis Events and to all Governing Bodies.

View the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

Tennis Australia encourages the use of Social Media and recognises and appreciates the value of Social Media as a tool for the Australian tennis community to engage, communicate, learn, share and drive innovation. As Social Media is shared in the public realm, it is vital that the valuable public reputation of TA, Australian Tennis Organisations (ATO’s), sponsors and other TA stakeholders is protected.

View the Tennis Australia Social Media Policy