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Code of Practice

Code of Practice for Parents and Guardians

Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its competitors. The Committee believes that it is important that players, coaches, administrators, parents and guardians associated with the Tournament should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, parents and/or guardians of competitors are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Tournament with:-

Kris Dymond – Tournament Referee – [email protected]
Lorna Holden – Club Welfare Officer – [email protected] – 07949 474074

At the Tournament parents and/or guardians are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
• Encourage their child or children to learn the rules of tennis and play in accordance with them;
• Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials;
• Help their child or children to recognise good performance, not just results;
• Never force their child or children to take part in tennis;
• Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all competitors;
• Never punish or belittle a competitor for losing or making mistakes;
• Publicly accept judgements made by officials;
• Support their child or children’s involvement and help them to enjoy playing tennis;
• Use correct and proper language at all times;
• Ask: “Did you enjoy it?” not “Did you win?” when their child or children leaves the court; and
• At no stage communicate with their child or children, or interfere with officials during a match.

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