Conduct, safeguarding and inclusion

Duffield Lawn Tennis Club is a members' club and we welcome people from all sections of the community.

So that all our members have  a great experience when playing at the club, we have Codes of Conduct for adults, juniors, parents and coaches. We also have policies on Safeguarding, Anti-bullying and Inclusion, as well as procedures for Complaints and Whistleblowing  (see all links below).

We expect all those who use the club to behave with courtesy towards each other. Social and competitive matches should be played in a friendly spirit. Coaching is supportive and intended to enable everyone to reach their potential. Etiquette on court is governed by our Codes of Conduct.

Abusive language and unacceptable behaviour in the Clubhouse or on the courts is not allowed. Such behaviour will result in disciplinary action.

Members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns they may have with our Welfare Officer.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members. We have adopted the LTA Safeguarding Policy to help us to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.

Duffield Lawn Tennis Club aims to make tennis inclusive and open to a diverse range of people. Our Diversity/Inclusion policy helps us to ensure that these principles are embedded in our club’s culture and our behaviours.


We try to ensure that all young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience.

Our anti-bullying policy sets out how to help prevent bullying from happening  and how to make sure it is stopped as soon as possible

Our online safety policy sets out how the Club uses the internet and social media. It seeks to protect children involved with our organisation who make use of technology, as well as to provide staff, coaches and volunteers with the information they need to work safely and to respond to incidents

Complaints and Whistle Blowing

If you have not managed to resolve an issue relating to any aspect of club life and would like to take the matter further, please refer to  our Complaints procedure.  We also have a Whistle blowing policy if someone needs to raises a concern about the well-being of a child or an adult at risk.