Woodville Orion TC

Code of Behaviour

Woodville Orion Tennis Club members agree to abide by Tennis Australia’s Code of Behaviour

As a Club, we expect and foster a culture where all members play fairly and to the best of their ability.

All people associated with our Club will treat members and visitors to the Club with respect and dignity.

Feedback, complaints and comment regarding Club improvement can be submitted to any Committee member using the contact details supplied, or in person at any time.


Code of Conduct


October 2019

Conduct of all players and officials is to be as follows.


  • Play by the rules of the game.
  • Do not deliberately distract or provoke an opponent.
  • Sportsmanship should be prized above all things. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Co-operate with your teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Participate in the game of tennis for your enjoyment.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants in the game of tennis regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


  • Remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Ensure that player’s time spent with you is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention.
  • Be fair, considerate and honest with all. Help each player to reach their full potential.
  • Make a commitment to provide a quality service for you players.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport.
  • Provide a safe environment for your coaching.
  • Be a positive role model for your sport.


  • Allow all members to have an equal opportunity to participate by providing a healthy and enjoyable environment.
  • Ensure that everyone involved in the sport emphasizes fair play and not winning at all costs.
  • Encourage the members to preserve the Etiquette of Tennis.
  • Make it clear that abusing fellow members either on or off the court is unacceptable and should result in disciplinary action.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every member.
  • Encourage the members to follow the Code of Behaviour for the benefit of all.


  • Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game.
  • Encourage participation, but don’t force it.
  • Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning.
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses.
  • Abusive language is unacceptable.


The club is committed to the safety and well-being of its members and all those who participate in the sport of tennis, both players and non-players.  For that reason, the club is adopting the appropriate Tennis Australia Policies so that, as far as possible, everyone involved in tennis is free from harassment, abuse, discrimination and other unfair conduct and to promote respectful and positive behaviour within the sport. 

The policies adopted include the following:

Detailed policy documents can be found in the link below: