Bridgnorth Tennis Club - Policies
Bridgnorth Tennis Club Rules Updated at the 2018 AGM
Code of Conduct
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CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT
- Appropriate sports clothing to be worn, no leisurewear jeans or football strips. Tennis shoes to be worn preferably to be white. The committee shall decide what is appropriate.
- No food or drink except water to be taken on the courts
- You are reminded that in accordance with club’s child protection policy, parental permission must be obtained before taking photographs of children at the club
- Please have respect for the other members, the grounds and the clubhouse
- Wait for a break in play before entering and leaving the courts or retrieving balls
- Make sure all litter is put in the bins provided in the clubhouse when leaving
- Make sure your washing up is done, the flood lights are off and the clubhouse door and courts are securely locked.
Code of Practise for young people
As a junior member at Bridgnorth tennis club you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
- All members must play within the rules and respect officials on their decisions.
- All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
- Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions, or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
- Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach.
- Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
- Junior members are not allowed to smoke on the premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
- Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises whilst representing the club.
Code of Practise For Parents and Guardians
As a member of Bridgnorth Tennis Club you are expected to abide by the following:
- Encourage your children to learn the rules of tennis and play within them.
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
- Help your children to recognise good performance, not just results.
- Never force your child to take part in sport.
- Set a good example by recognising their playing by applauding the good performances of all.
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
- Publicly eccept judgements made by officials.
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy the sport.
- Use correct and proper language at all times.
- Allow your child to play in the mini tennis colour stage that is appropriate to them. This will ensure they enjoy playing the game, develop their skills and gain confidence.
- Purchased balls and rackets that match the stage your child is in.
- Be patient. Steady progression is unusual in children and plateaus are common.
- Your first question following any match should be, did you enjoy it? Not did you win?.
- At no stage should you communicate with your child or interfere with the on court helpers and referees during a match, just enjoy the game and let the officials take care of the match.