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Charter For Fair Play

Sports associations, clubs, officials, competitors, players and spectators are all representatives of their sport and must set a good example of FAIRPLAY. The Leeds Tennis League expects everybody connected with Leeds Tennis to follow this charter.

PLAYERS should:

  • Abide by the rules and spirit of Tennis.
  • Never cheat nor attempt to gain an unfair advantage – if there is any doubt replay point(s) in dispute.
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with good grace.
  • Exercise self control at all times.
  • Treat opponents and team-mates with respect – before, during and after the event.
  • Dress in a manner appropriate to tennis – sportswear and tennis shoes please.
  • At home matches act as host – look after your visitors and treat them with courtesy.
  • At away matches remember you are a guest at another club – respect their hospitality and customs.
  • Never encroach on the other side of the net unless invited to do so.
  • When watching matches, just watch. You are not part of their game so don’t get involved.
  • Never use bad language, even when directed at yourself.
  • Never throw your racket, hit balls wildly or abuse any other equipment.

Above All Remember:

Tennis is a game and your opponents are part of that game. They are just as entitled to enjoy it as you are. Make sure your match is a pleasant experience for everybody. That’s what sport is for.