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ITF Policies, Procedures & Protocols

The ITF Code of Conduct:

THE FAIRPLAY PROMISE FOR ITF PLAYERS
Good sport is about positive attitude. Play your part - play fair.
To the best of my ability I will:

• Play by the rules
• Never argue with an official
• Work hard to do my best at all times
• Turn up to practice
• Be a good sport and recognise good players and good plays by all involved
• Remember to thank my coach, the officials, the opposition and supporters
• Help others in my team when I can
• Avoid putting people down or bullying them
• Give it heaps and not get ugly

THE FAIRPLAY PROMISE FOR ITF COACHES AND MANAGERS
Good sport is about positive attitude. As a coach you set the standards.
Play your part to help make each game a success - play fair. To the best of my
ability I will:

• Set personal behaviour standards for myself and those I coach to follow
• Give each player the same amount of my attention and time
• Provide every player with the same opportunities to play the game
• Never argue with the referee, encourage cheating or make excuses for losing
• Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule players
• Respect players' efforts regardless of whether we have won or lost
• Encourage respect for the opposition and officials
• Keep winning and losing in perspective with personal challenge and enjoyment
• Give it heaps and not get ugly

THE FAIRPLAY PROMISE FOR ITF PARENTS
Good sport is about positive attitude. You can set the right tone, and help
make the game a success. Play your part - play fair. To the best of my ability I
will:

• Encourage my child, and other people’s children, in their efforts in sport
• Insist that my child plays within the rules and by the principles of Fairplay
• Respect my child's efforts the same regardless of whether s/he has won or lost
• Display self-control on the sideline. Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule
players
• Watch my child play and let him/her enjoy the game
• Show my appreciation to people who volunteer their time so my child can play
• Remember that my child plays sport for his/her reasons not mine
• Be a positive role model for my child
• Never place undue pressure on my child to play or perform
• Make an effort to understand the rules of the game

THE FAIRPLAY PROMISE FOR ITF SUPPORTERS
Good sport is about positive attitude. You can set the right tone, and help
make the game a success. Play your part - play fair. To the best of my
ability I will:
• Respect that people are involved in sport for fun and enjoyment
• Support good play and applaud good performance from all competitors
• Attempt to understand the rules of the game
• Learn the difference between supportive and abusive comments and rule out the
latter
• Accept the decisions of officials and coaches
• Display self-control on the sideline. Always be positive. Never shout at or ridicule
players
• Show my appreciation to people who volunteer their time to make sport happen
• Remember that we are all capable of making mistakes

THE FAIRPLAY PROMISE FOR ITF OFFICIALS
Good sport is about positive attitude. You can set the right tone, and help
make the game a success. Play your part - play fair. To the best of my
ability I will:

• Control the game in a fair and positive manner
• Be consistent and fair in my decisions
• Modify my approach to suit the participants level of ability
• Help players understand the rules by explaining decisions where appropriate
• Do what I can to make sure that everyone enjoys the game - including myself
• Encourage Fairplay and not tolerate foul play of any kind - always be firm and
friendly