Health, safety, and well-being for all participants in tennis


Hutt Valley Tennis aims to provide a safe tennis environment for all participants.  This is achieved through holding forums with our nine clubs so that potential risks are understood and scenarios are worked through to protect tennis players from any form of harm.  Hutt Valley Tennis undertakes police vetting for officers, contractors, volunteers involved in interclub, tournaments, and representative teams, and assists clubs to vet key personnel.  


Policies and Codes adopted by Hutt Valley Tennis


What is Police Vetting?

Hutt Valley Tennis is an ‘approved agency’ by the New Zealand Police. This entitles Hutt Valley Tennis to request a Police vetting check be carried out on any individual (with their consent) who is associated with Hutt Valley Tennis and its activities under the guidelines outlined in Tennis NZ Police Vetting Policy.  To contribute to a safe and secure tennis environment, Hutt Valley requires all HVT Committee members, coaches who currently operate at Mitchell Park, tournament organisers, or managers who have sole or joint responsibility for children to undergo a Police vetting check every three years.  Hutt Valley Tennis offers a vetting service for Hutt Valley Clubs and encourages clubs to become an Approved Agency' to conduct their own checks.

The purpose of the vetting service is to contribute to public safety and national security by assisting the Approved Agency in assessing the suitability of an individual, including contractor or volunteer, for employment, engagement, or service provision in a position of trust or in a specified field of endeavor.  Hutt Valley Tennis will only vet people whose role is related to this purpose and is more than incidental contact (direct or indirect ).  You may access more information about police vetting here.


National police vetting service coordinated by Tennis NZ

Safe Tennis Workshop, November 2021 PowerPoint