Code of Conduct for Parents

Burton Tennis and Squash Club is fully committed to promoting the highest possible standards of   safeguarding and the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club must at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of all children involved in any activities at the club.

Any member, coach, parent, junior or visitor to the club  who may have any concerns about any aspect of the conduct of  any parent are encouraged to be open, honest and transparent in sharing these by contacting Martin Cain, Club Welfare Officer, on 0796 1959150 or by email on  This expectation also applies to all employees of the club.

All parents must also:

  • Encourage their child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage their child from unfair play and arguing with fellow players or officials
  • Help their child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Never force their child to take part in any activity
  • Declare any knowledge of any allergies, medical conditions or risks to the child on the membership application form and to their child’s coach
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performance of all participants
  • Never punish or belittle any child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept the decision of any official
  • Support their child’s involvement in activities at the club and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Use correct and appropriate language at all times
  • Sign their child in and out of coaching and activity sessions
  • Ensure that they provide their child with the appropriate drinks and food to meet the specific requirements of any activity, coaching session or tournament
  • Ensure that their child has had appropriate access to toileting facilities before any club related activity
  • Not leave any child under the age of 13 unattended on the Club premises unless they are engaged in a supervised coaching or playing activity
  • Not leave their child until the coach or activity leader has accepted responsibility for them
  • Ensure that the appropriate arrangements are made for their child to be collected at the appointed time at the end of any club related activity

References:     BTSC Safeguarding Policy  |   LTA ‘What’s The Score’ Toolkit