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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.

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