Interclub Code of Conduct
Team Trials and Selection
If player skill is unknown at registration, the junior must play with one of the coaches (or designates) before the team is set to make sure they are placed in an appropriate level team.
Attending trials is mandatory for all players who have not played inter club at Ngataringa before. Trials generally take place in Term 3 and several dates advised early in the term to accommodate other sport commitments that are going on.
Team selection is done by the team coaches. Parents must understand we will do our best to accommodate any requests but there is no guarantee we can place players in the team of their choice especially when there are big skill gaps.
Conduct during the inter club season
On rare occasions Parents have been putting unwanted pressure on their kids or other kids in the team and on other parents or club co-ordinators. The club has zero tolerance for this behaviour. Parent and/or player will be removed from team if this is found to be happening.
As a parent of a Ngataringa Tennis Club junior, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis and play with them
Discourage unfair play and arguing with their opposition
Recognise fair play and applaud the good performances of all
Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
Use correct and proper language at all times
Your first question following any match should be: “Did you enjoy it?” Not “Did you win?”
At no stage should you coach or interfere with your Childs game whilst they are playing.
Be a positive Role Model.
As a junior member of Ngataringa Tennis Club, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
Conduct yourself in a professional sportsman-like manner at all times. Your language, presentation, manners and punctuality should reflect high standards.
Be respectful of the rights, dignity and worth of all players, parents and spectators regardless of age, race, sexual identity and religious beliefs.
Be courteous to your opponents and do not sulk, complain or sledge.
Do not ask for help from spectators, especially parents or other team members in making calls or keeping the score.
Care and respect all your equipment and the courts.
Play to your best ability every point.
Show good sportsmanship, including praising your opponents good shots, and shaking hands at the end of a match.