Code of Practice

First Aid

I give my permission for myself or my child to be treated with emergency first aid by the first aider on site if any accident may occur at Christchurch Tennis or any site where Christchurch Tennis Facility team are delivering their coaching programme.

Data Privacy

I give my permission for my contact details to be used to receive information related to Christchurch Tennis in line with our privacy statement. If you do not wish your email or other contact details to be used please let us know by emailing info@christchurchtennis.net

Photograph

Photography and filming often takes place will take place during tournaments. Members should be aware that, by entering the facility, they grant their irrevocable permission to Christchurch Tennis to use these films or pictures for advertisement or news articles without compensation, credit or further notice.

Code of Practice for Members and Parents

CHRISTCHURCH TENNIS is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The Facility believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/guardians associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the facility with

Rachel Lambon, Head Coach & Director

 

As a member of CHRISTCHURCH TENNIS you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and 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 must play fairly at all times and show signs of good sportsmanship.
  • In no circumstances are Junior members allowed to cheat on court. Christchurch Tennis does not tolerate cheating.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on Facility premises or whilst representing the Facility at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the Facility premises or whilst representing the Facility.

As a parent of a CHRISTCHURCH TENNIS junior member you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials. Christcurch Tennis does not tolerate cheating.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept judgements made by officials.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their 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.
  • Purchase balls and rackets that match the stage your child is in.
  • Be patient. Steady progression is unusual in children; peaks 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 officials take care of the rules!

Download the Christchurch Tennis:

Equality and Diversity Policy

Safeguarding Policy (currently being updated)

Code of Practice when working with young children (currently being updated)

Recording and Publishing Images policy

Reporting a concern (what the Welfare Officer will do at Christchurch Tennis)