End of an Era at Chelsea Academy
RBKC Code of Conduct
- Respect your opponent. Without your opponent there is no game. You need them, so treat them with respect and never underestimate them.
- Behave at all times in a sportsmanlike manner and give due regard to the rights of opponents, spectators and others.
- Do not verbally, visually or physically abuse your partner/opponent, the umpire, officials or spectators.
- Refrain from behaviour or mannerisms that might unfairly affect an opponent, may offend spectators or bring the game into disrepute.
- Do not use offensive language on court.
- Do not physically abuse your bat, the ball, the table, surrounds or any other equipment while on court.
- Bullying (verbal and/or physical) will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
- Arrive at the club with the appropriate equipment and clothing.
- If you feel unwell or have an accident you should report immediately to one of the responsible adults.
- Treat the club venues/equipment/facilities with respect and always leave kit bags neatly where they will not cause an obstruction to others.
- No player should take or in anyway interfere with another person’s property or belongings.
- Always follow any instructions given by one of the responsible adults.
- Always be aware of your personal safety as you would at home i.e. do not talk to strangers, do not get into a vehicle with a stranger.
Parents / Guardians
- Make sure your child arrives at the club with the correct equipment. Training shoes, sports attire, and a table tennis bat.
- Children will only be left unsupervised at the club with the organiser’s permission. If the parent or guardian plans to be absent during the session they must leave contact details and details of whomsoever will be collecting the child. All children must be collected at or before the end of each session.
- We cannot force children to remain on the premises. If a child insists on leaving the premises before their guardian arrives the club will take no responsibility.
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy all that table tennis has to offer.
- Encourage respect for the laws of table tennis, support and promote fair play at all times and the acceptance of umpires and officials’ decisions.
- Encourage recognition of good performances in others as well as themselves. Do not applaud opponents’ unforced errors (e.g. serving into the net) or their misfortunes.
- Be punctual when collecting or dropping off your child.
- Ensure that your child reads and understands the Code of Conduct for Players.
- Never exert undue pressure on your child to compete or get results. Be realistic about your child’s ability.
- Always use appropriate language and ensure your child does the same.
- Under no circumstances condone any rule violation or the use of prohibited substances.
- Ensure that your child understands that they should take responsibility for their own safety.
- Show respect and trust the coach who is working with your child.
- If you have any questions or queries please deal directly with the coach and not in front of your child.
- Do not compromise the relationship between the coach and player.
- Encourage your child to take responsibility for their own actions on and off the table e.g. not blaming others or seeking excuses for their own shortcomings or mistakes, and encourage their greater independence.