Tennis South Africa (TSA) would like to alert parents, coaches and players to an important message regarding our Code of Conduct.
TSA would like to strive to ensure that the environment in which tournaments are played is positive and not toxic, as seems to have been the case over the last couple of months.
It is for this reason that TSA would like to remind all parties concerned about the importance of fair play and the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is not there to punish players. It is a mechanism to be used by officials to ensure that acceptable standards are maintained both on and off the court by all stakeholders.
The current way officials are often spoken to by parents, coaches and players is totally unacceptable. As a result, officials have been instructed to ensure that a “Zero Tolerance” approach is taken from immediate effect, even if it results in “soft” defaults or coaches/parents being asked to leave the court area or venue.
Further information relating to this can be found via the following link: http://www.tennissa.co.za/w/rules-officials/code-of-conduct/tsa-code-of-conduct-update
If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].