Safe Tennis

If an individual is in immediate danger, please contact the Police on 111.

Tennis Central believes that everyone has the right to be safe, protected, free from harm, and have fun while taking part in any aspect of tennis.

We are committed to safeguarding players through the adoption of Tennis NZ's safeguarding policies and resources designed for organisations and individuals and specifically relate to safeguarding children (under 18) and vulnerable adults. The resources:

  • Help everyone understand their mandatory safeguarding responsibilities
  • Include guidelines for best practice safeguarding initiatives
  • Explain Tennis NZ’s National Police Vetting Service

CLICK HERE FOR all policies and resources

Tennis NZ Participant Protection Policy

Tennis NZ have developed and adopted a Tennis Participant Protection Policy and have asked all tennis entities in the country to do the same. Tennis Central have adopted the policy. A thorough document, based on Tennis Australia's Member Protection Policy, the purpose of the TPPP is to protect the health, safety and well-being of those who participate in the activities of Tennis NZ, Tennis Regions, Tennis Associations, Affiliates and member Clubs. It is important that all entities are aware of this policy, its purpose and their procedural obligations relating to this policy.


Tennis Participant Protection Policy

National Police Vetting Service

National police vetting request and consent form

Tennis New Zealand General Code of Conduct

Member Protection Declaration Form


Individuals who wish to make a complaint

To make a formal complaint or start the process of discussing a matter that may become a complaint about something that has happend or about something witnessed in Tennis Central , please email in confidence

Contact Tim Shannahan, Chief Executive Officer for more information.

Tennis Central Agency Police vets

Tennis Central Region is an ‘approved agency’ by the New Zealand Police. This entitles Tennis Central to request a Police vetting check to be carried out on any individual (with their consent) associated with Tennis Central Region and its activities under the guidelines outlined in Tennis NZ's Police Vetting Policy. To contribute to a safe and secure tennis environment, Tennis Central Region requires all coaches who currently operate at the Renouf Tennis Centre, Tennis Central staff/board along with travelling team coaches or managers who have sole or joint responsibility for children to undergo a Police vetting check every three years.

Tennis Central strongly urge clubs and associations within the region to either use the National Police Vetting Service or apply directly to the NZ Police to become an 'Approved Agency' to conduct their own checks.

Vetting Service Request & Consent Form

Tennis Code of Conduct & Declaration Form

To submit your Police Check to Tennis Central, please complete both the Request and Consent Form and the Code of Conduct/Declaration Form along with two picture forms of ID to:

Vetting Check Applications: Mel Jansen, Participation Manager

Vetting Check Outcomes: Tim Shannahan, Chief Executive Officer





Tennis NZ Facilities Guidelines

Tennis NZ Roles & Responsibilities Review