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Codes of Practice

What the Club would like from its Members


Code of Practice for Parents and Guardians

In supporting your child playing at and being a Member of the Club we encourage you to follow the following code of practice:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Help your child to recognise good performance not just successful results
  • Don’t force an unenthusiastic child to play
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Always publically 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 appropriate Mini Tennis colour stage. This will ensure that they enjoy playing the game, develop their skills and gain confidence
  • Purchase balls and racquets that match the stage your child has reached
  • Be patient, steady progression is unusual in children, they will often peak and plateau
  • Always ask ‘did you enjoy your match?’ rather than ‘did you win?’
  • At no stage should you communicate with your child or interfere with on-court helpers and referees during a match – enjoy the game and let the officials take care of the rules

Code of practice for young people

Junior members of the Club are expected to abide the following code of practice:

  • All junior 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 their ability or other personal characteristics
  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions, or inform their Coach or Team Manager if they are going to be late
  • Wear suitable kit for training and match sessions as agreed with the Coach
  • Pay any fees for training or events promptly
  • Junior Members are not allowed to smoke on Club premises or whilst representing the Club at competitions
  • Junior Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on Club premises or whilst representing the Club


Kings Norton Tennis Club
Grange Hill Road
Kings Norton, Birmingham

B38 8RE

Tel: 0121 458 2351

(answer phone)

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