The LTA guidance on Fair Play Guidance  underpins all aspects of playing tennis:

ENJOY
Tennis is your sport so enjoy it. Love the game.
Be a good sport when you win, lose and watch matches.
Be a role model, behave as you expect others to.
Create a safe, fun and fair tennis environment.

RESPECT
Tennis is a game for everyone, respect others.
Take responsibility for your actions.
Learn and follow the rules and the Fair Play values.
Call the score and lines loudly and fairly; leave it to the official to resolve problems.

Scone Tennis Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members.  We believe that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with any of the Committee.

For further information on the LTA guidance on Equality & Diversity go to  https://www3.lta.org.uk/equality

Code of Practice for Parents and Guardians
As a member of Scone Tennis Club you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • Learn the Rules – Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis and play within them
  • Unfair Play – Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Performance not Just Results – Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • No Force – Never force your child to take part in sport
  • Fair Play – Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
  • Losing – Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Officials – Publicly accept judgements made by officials
  • Support & Enjoyment – Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Language – Use correct and proper language at all times
  • Mini Tennis – Allow your child to play in the Mini Tennis colour stage that is appropriate to them. This will ensure they enjoy playing the game, develop their skills and gain confidence
  • Balls and Rackets – Purchase balls and rackets that match the stage your child is in
  • Patience – Be patient. Steady progression is unusual in children; peaks and plateaus are common
  • Did you enjoy it? – Your first question following any match should be: “Did you enjoy it?” not “Did you win?”
  • Do Not Interfere! – At no stage should you communicate with your child or interfere with the on-court helpers and referees during a match – just enjoy the game and let officials take care of the rules!

CHILD  PROTECTION

All our coaches comply with the LTA approved Child Protection Policy which the Club has adopted. Full details are posted on the notice board in the Club House, or can be viewed by clicking on this link – STC Child Protection Policy.

Our Child Protection Officer is Ian Hunter . Please e-mail him on ihse04272@blueyonder.co.uk if you have any queries.