Our Code of Conduct

All members agree to:

• Be supportive and welcoming to other players

• Play fairly and encourage others to play by the rules

• Respect and listen to coaches, volunteers and Officials and accept their decisions

• Take care of all equipment and club property

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, culture, religion or sexual identity

• Not use bad, inappropriate or discriminatory language, including on social media

• Not bully, intimidate or harass anyone, including on social media

• Not smoke, drink alcohol* or take illegal drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions or events

• Ensure children in their care have the appropriate equipment, knowledge of Club values and are picked up and dropped off on time

• Provide emergency contact details and any relevant information particularly for children or vulnerable adults  including medical history

• Talk to the club Welfare Officer about any concerns they have themselves or about others

(*The Club reserves the right to have alcohol at some event)


All organisers & coaches agree to:

• Prioritise the well-being of all children and adults at risk at all times

• Treat all children and adults at risk fairly and with respect

• Be a positive role model.

• Help create a safe and inclusive environment both on and off court

• Not allow any rough or dangerous behaviour, bullying or the use of bad or inappropriate language

• Not use any sanctions that humiliate or harm a child or adult at risk

• Value and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs

• Never discriminate on grounds of age, gender, ability, race, culture, religion or sexual identity

• Keep clear boundaries with vulnerable adults and children between tennis and personal life, including on social media

• Have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos

• Refrain from making physical contact with children or adults unless it is necessary as part of an emergency or congratulatory (e.g. handshake / high five)

• Refrain from smoking, taking illegal drugs or drinking alcohol* on the premises

• Ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and everyone has the required information and training

• Avoid being alone with a child or adult at risk unless there are exceptional circumstances

• Refrain from transporting children or adults at risk, unless this is required as part of a club activity (e.g. away match) and there is another adult in the vehicle

• Store information on children and vulnerable adults securely and used appropriately

• Not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone

• Not have a relationship with anyone under 18 for whom they are coaching or responsible for

• Report all allegations of abuse or poor practice to the club Welfare Officer. This is to also include online concerns such as sexting and cyber bullying.

• Check that the Welfare Officer has regular Safeguarding training and ongoing DBS checks

• Check that coaching staff are LTA accredited and have DBS checks