When you become a member of Helen’s Bay Tennis Club, you (and your parent/guardian) sign to say that you have read the following Tennis Ireland Code of Conduct, and agree to abide by the guidelines set out in the code.

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 safe
  • Be listened to
  • Be respected
  • Privacy
  • Enjoy your sport in a protective environment
  • Be referred to professional help if needed
  • Be protected from abuse by other member or outside sources.
  • Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability
  • Experience competition and the desire to win
  • Be believed
  • Ask for help.
In addition Helen’s Bay Tennis Club believe ICT in this area should be used responsibly:
Children/young people will not use social media or the internet in a manner which could be considered threatening, offensive, upsetting, bullying, illegal or the invasion of anyone’s privacy.