Riverside Tennis Club recognises that parents and guardians have a major role to play in their children’s enjoyment of tennis and would like you to follow these guidelines:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis and participate within them.
  • Discourage challenging/arguing with the coaches/officials.
  • Publicly accept the umpires/referees/coaches decisions.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, find positive feedback even in defeat.
  • Set a good example of recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of everyone.
  • Never force your child to take part in tennis.
  • Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink.
  • Keep the club informed if your child is unable to attend sessions or matches.
  • Keep the club informed of any changes in your child’s health.
  • Share any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the club through the Co-ordinator, Carolyn Barry on 01722 501557 or the chairman, James Hunter Smart on 01722 410252.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes.
  • Always collect your child promptly at the end of a session.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their tennis.
  • Please ensure that all your children respect the club’s equipment and property; we have spent a lot of money on a smart new club house and would like to keep it that way!