Padel United Code Of Conduct

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Padel United Uk

Codes of Conduct

All members of staff and volunteers agree to:

· Prioritise the well-being of all children, adults and employees at risk at all times

· Treat all children and adults at risk fairly and with respect

· Be a positive role model to all. Act with integrity, even when no one is looking

· Help to create a safe fun and inclusive environment both on and off court

· Not allow any rough or dangerous behaviour, bullying physically and emotionally or the use of bad or inappropriate language.

· Report all allegations of abuse or poor practice to the club Welfare Officer

· Not use any sanctions that humiliate or harm a child or adult at risk

· Value and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs

· Keep clear boundaries between professional and personal life, including on social media

· Have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos

· Refrain from making physical contact with children or adults unless it is necessary as part of an emergency or congratulatory (e.g. handshake / high five)

· Refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol during club activities or coaching sessions unless permitted and in the designated areas.

· Ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and everyone has the required information and training

· Avoid being alone with a child or adult at risk unless there are exceptional circumstances

· No transporting children or adults at risk, unless in an exceptional circumstance and this will have to be confirmed with club manager.

· Not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interpreted as such

· Not have a relationship with anyone under 18 for whom they are coaching or responsible for

· Not to have a relationship with anyone over 18 whilst continuing to coach or be responsible for them

All children agree to:

· Be friendly, supportive and welcoming to other children and adults

· Play fairly and honestly

· Respect club staff, volunteers and Officials and accept their decisions

· Behave, respect and listen to your coach

· Take care of your equipment and club property

· Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, culture, religion or sexual identity

· Not use bad, inappropriate or racist language, including on social media

· Will play all matches and tournaments in the best spirit of the game and not bring the game into disrepute.

· To not bully, intimidate or harass anyone, including on social media or in an other forms

· To encourage and applaud good play and support in a positive manner. to understanding good etiquette when clapping on unforced errors.

· Not smoke, drink alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions or events.

· Talk to the club Welfare Officer about any concerns or worries they have about themselves or others

All adults agree to:

· Positively reinforce your child and show an interest in their tennis

· All parents to complete and sign parental consent forms online at

· Use appropriate language at all times

· Be realistic and supportive

· Never ridicule or admonish a child or an adult for making a mistake or losing a match

· Treat all children, adults, volunteers, coaches, officials and members of staff with respect and enhance positive reinforcement.

· Behave responsibly at the venue; do not embarrass your child

· Not use bad, inappropriate or racist language, including on social media or in any other forms.

· Not bully, intimidate or harass anyone, including on social media

· Accept the official’s decisions and do not go on court or interfere with matches

· Encourage your child to play by the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best

· Deliver and collect your child punctually from the venue

· Ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather conditions

· Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct

· All children under the age of 11 needs to be always supervised.

· All children under the age of 11 who are not engaged in a structured session can not be allowed on the courts or between the courts and near the court entrances at any time.

· Adhere to your venue’s safeguarding policy, diversity and inclusion policy, rules and regulations

· Provide emergency contact details and any relevant information about your child including medical history