Club Rules

A copy of the complete Constitution and Rules can be found on the Clubhouse Noticeboard but below are some points which members may find helpful:-

  1. Use of Court  
    Refer to “Court Availability” schedule
  2. Club Nights
    If members are waiting, no single games or long sets should be played. Members must take turns to play in the correct order and are expected to mix in. No private or friendly matches should be played on these evenings.
  3. Behaviour
    Disciplinary action will be taken by the Committee against any member who is reported for wilful damage to Club property, obscene language or unsportsmanlike conduct.  The Club Constitution empowers the Committee to suspend the member, request his resignation or to call a Members’ Meeting to vote for his expulsion.
  4. Clubhouse
     In view of the fire risk, SMOKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Members only (including visitors for the day), and members of visiting teams may use the clubhouse facilities.  The Clubhouse must be kept tidy and in the interests of hygiene no food left about or pots left unwashed.
  5. Keys
    All members are issued with a court key and Senior members with a Clubhouse key.  Members must ensure that the Clubhouse is locked if they are the last to leave.
  6. Visitors
    Visitors are only allowed to play on payment of £1 per day for Seniors and 50p per day for Juniors and are limited to playing 3 times per year.  They  must be introduced by a member who will be responsible for the fee.
  7. Tennis Balls
    These are not provided and members should bring their own.  Used match balls may be available from Paul Bradfield.
  8.  Club liability
    The club is not responsible for:

    • any article brought on to the the Club premises by a member or visitor
    • any damage, injury or loss caused by the acts or omissions of any member or visitor

Any member or visitor must indemnify the Club against liability for damage, injury or loss.

Code of practice for parents and guardians

Kibworth Tennis Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Julie Conboy, Chairperson of  Kibworth Tennis Club Committee.

As a member of Kibworth Tennis Club you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules of tennis and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept judgements made by officials.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Allow your child to play in the Mini Tennis colour stage that is appropriate to them. This will ensure they enjoy playing the game, develop their skills and gain confidence.
  • Purchase balls and rackets that match the stage your child is in.
  • Be patient. Steady progression is unusual in children; peaks and plateaus are common.
  • Your first question following any match should be: “Did you enjoy it?” not “Did you win?”
  • At no stage should you communicate with your child or interfere with the on-court helpers and referees during a match – just enjoy the game and let officials take care of the rules!

Code of practice for young people

As a junior member of Kibworth Tennis Club you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions, or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.