T&RA Guidance

Professionals & Volunteers T&RA Guidance

What is to be expected of the Club’s Coaching Professionals and Volunteer Assistants?

They will:

  • Abide by the Club and T&RA’s safeguarding and protection policies
  • Treat everyone equally regardless of age, ability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, social status or sexual orientation and accept that everyone has the right to be protected from abuse
  • Ensure that young players are properly supervised at all times
  • Report any concerns concerning safeguarding they may have to the club’s Child Protection Officer
  • Be positive and encouraging in their approach
  • Discourage the use of bad language, aggressive or dishonest behaviour on and off court
  • Understand the risks of infatuation

They will NOT:

  • Engage in any form of inappropriate physical contact
  • Not allow allegations made by a young player to pass unchallenged, unrecorded or not acted on by the Club’s Child Protection Officer, and Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Cause potential lack of self-esteem by embarrassing or humiliating an individual
  • Treat some young players more favourably than others
  • Ridicule or shout negatively at young players for making an error or not winning
  • Expose young players to extreme heat or cold or an unacceptable risk of injury
  • Smoke or consume alcohol in the presence of young players
  • Use foul, sexist or racist language or gestures
  • Give young players alcohol, cigarettes or drugs