Code of Conduct and Fair Play
Updated on 8th October, 2009 by Paul Heneghan
Players' Code of Conduct
- Play for enjoyment - aim to have fun, improve your skills, and feel good.
- Abide by the rules and spirit of the game - never take unfair advantage of an opponent.
- Never argue with decisions of match officials- let your captain or coach ask any questions.
- Win with humility, lose with dignity.
- Control your temper - no foul language or racket abuse.
- Be a good sport - applaud good performances, both by your own team and by opponents, and thank your opponents and match officials.
Spectators' Code of Conduct
- Applaud good performance and sportsmanship by both players.
- Never question the judgement or integrity of match officials.
- Do not use abusive or profane language, and condemn violent or unfair play.
Parents' Code of Conduct
- Never criticise a child for making a mistake or losing.
- Recognise a child's efforts rather than the outcome of a game.
- Encourage your child to learn and play by the rules of the game.
- Recognise and appreciate the efforts of coaches, volunteers and officials.
- Help your child to develop their skills, and do not force a reluctant child to participate.
- Whenever possible, help children to learn skills and sportsmanship by example.