Code Of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Children

  • Play fairly and have fun
  • Abide by the rules set down by the Competitions Committee in all club or Open events.
  • Behave in a manner that avoids bringing Cavan LTC and 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.

Code of Conduct for Parents / Adults

Cavan Lawn Tennis Club believes that as parents you should:

• Be a role model for your child and maintain the highest standards of conduct when interacting with young people, other parents, officials and organisers.
• Always behave responsibly and do not seek to unfairly affect a player or the outcome of the game.
• Never intentionally expose any young participant to embarrassment or disparagement by the use of flippant or sarcastic remarks.
• Always recognise the value and importance of the officials and volunteers who provide sporting and recreational opportunities for your child. Do not publicly question the judgement or honesty of referees, umpires, coaches or organisers. Respect conveners, professionals, coaches, referees, umpires, organisers and other players. Parents are welcome to attend events and coaching sessions but should not interfere with the coach or organiser while working with the player.
• Encourage your child to play by the rules of tennis. Teach your child that honest endeavour is as important as winning and do all you can to encourage good sportsmanship.
• Set a good example by applauding good play on all sides. Encourage mutual respect for other junior members, teammates and opponents.
• Support all efforts to remove abusive behaviour and bullying behaviour in all its forms.
• This Club has a communication policy that includes sending general information via text messaging and/or email. Any information sent by e-mail to members under 18 will be copied to a parent/guardian. Any text message will be sent to the general list. Adults should not reply to individual members under 18, save to acknowledge the receipt of a message. Children are encouraged to say if any communication is upsetting. Any use of inappropriate language or incidents will be investigated through the disciplinary process.