BALLYCASTLE TENNIS CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS
Parents are expected to:
Complete and return the Health and Consent Form pertaining to their child's participation
with “Ballycastle Tennis Club”.
Deliver and collect the child punctually to and from coaching sessions/matches.
Ensure their child is properly and adequately attired for the weather conditions of the time, including shorts,
shirt, socks, tracksuit, sweat-tops, hat, gloves etc…
Ensure that proper footwear and protective equipment are worn at ALL times in accordance with
Health and Safety Regulations.
Any child not in possession of the fundamental requirements will not be permitted to participate.
Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in particular breathing
or chest conditions.
Any changes in the state of the child's health should be reported to the coach prior to coaching sessions.
To inform the coach prior to departure from the field of play if child is to be collected early from a
Encourage their child to play by the rules and teach them that they can only do their best
Behave responsibly on the sidelines
Show appreciation and support the coach
Ensure their child is punctual
Provide their child with proper clothing and equipment
Ensure their child’s hygiene and nutritional needs are met
Accept the official’s judgement
Acknowledge the importance and role of the club coaches who provide their time free to ensure
children’s participation in the club
Promote their child’s participation in playing sport for fun
Parents/Guardians have the right to:
Know their child is safe
Be informed of problems or concerns relating to their children
Be informed if their child is injured
Have their consent sought for issues such as trips
Contribute to decisions within the club
Complain if they have concerns about the standard of coaching
Any misdemeanours and breach of this code of conduct will be dealt with immediately by a Ballycastle Tennis Club official. Persistent concerns or breaches will result in the parent/guardian being asked not to attend games if their attendance is detrimental to the child’s welfare.
The ultimate action should a parent/guardian continue to breach the code of behaviour may mean the
Ballycastle Tennis Club officials regrettably asking the child to leave the club.
Ballycastle Tennis Club Code of Conduct for Children / Young People
The Tennis Player Will:
Play fairly and have fun
Abide by the rules set down by team managers when travelling to away events
Behave in a manner that avoids bringing the game of tennis into disrepute
Respect officials and accept their decisions
Talk to the children's officer if you have concerns
Respect opponents and always shake hands at the end of a match
Use his/her best efforts in competitive matches
Refrain from the use of bad language and inappropriate gestures
Refrain from ball / racquet abuse
Refrain from the use of coaching during competition
Never use unfair or bullying tactics to gain advantage on or off the court
Never use bullying tactics to isolate another player
Never pass on gossip about another player or adult
Never make false allegations about another player or adult
Never keep secrets about anyone who has caused you harm
Win with grace and lose with dignity.
Child/Youth Members Have The Right To:
Be listened to
Enjoy your sport in a protective environment
Be referred to professional help if needed
Be protected from abuse by another member or outside sources.
Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability
Experience competition and the desire to win
Ask for help