Club Rules and Child Safeguarding

PLEASE NOTE

Only fully paid up members are allowed access to the courts for play, except for schools and local community groups by prior arrangement.

Courts can be booked in advance on the website.

All players should ensure Carrick Tennis Club has their up-to-date contact details (phone and e-mail).

Please ensure the gate is locked after play and in the spirit of fairness do not give the code to any non-members.

General conduct, complaints

Carrick-on-Shannon Lawn Tennis Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well being and the good name of its members. Every individual in the Club shall, at all times, show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of others  and conduct themselves in a way that follows principled and civilised behavior.

For complaints or comments please use our contact form located on the contact page of the website.

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Carrick-on-Shannon Tennis Club is committed to safeguarding children, and by working under the guidance of Tennis Ireland Safeguarding Policies our staff, both volunteers and employed, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop within sport. The following set of principles should be adhered to:


• Importance of childhood –
The importance of childhood should be understood and valued by everyone involved in tennis.


• Needs of the child –
All children’s sport experiences should be guided by what is best for children. This means that adults should have a basic understanding of
the emotional, physical and personal needs of young people.


• Integrity in relationships –
Adults interacting with children in tennis are in a position of trust and influence. They should always ensure that children are treated
with integrity and respect, and the self-esteem of young people is enhanced.


• Fair Play –
All children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play. The principles of fair play should always be emphasised, and organisers should
give clear guidelines regarding acceptable standards of behaviour.


• Quality atmosphere & ethos –
Children’s sport should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere.


• Competition –
Competition is an essential element of tennis and should be encouraged in an age and level appropriate manner. A child centred ethos will help to
ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place.


• Equality –
All children should be valued and treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of ability, age, gender, religion, social and ethnic background or
political persuasion.

 

Anti-Bullying Code

Our tennis club is a place where:

  • every member can feel secure.
  • it is known that bullying is not acceptable behaviour.
  • name calling is not tolerated.
  • no one suffers abuse of any nature.
  • no one is victimised.
  • members are supported and listened to.
  • it is each member’s responsibility to ensure that everyone is treated equally.

On the court

Food and drinks are allowed on the court but please do not leave any packaging, bottles or plastic containers behind. 

For safety reasons bicycles should not be taken into the courts.