Bridgnorth Tennis Club - Policies

Bridgnorth Tennis Club Rules Updated at the 2018 AGM

Code of Conduct

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  • 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.

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