Sunday Social Concession Scheme
The concession scheme was introduced to address a situation whereby some Members were unable to continue to come to Sunday Social due to financial hardship. At the April 2014 Tennis Sydney Committee Meeting the Committee discussed the concession scheme currently offered with a view to:
1. Ensure the scheme, and how it is administered, is understood by members.
2. Ensure that the scheme is applied fairly;
3. Improving communication about the scheme; and
4. Improving the process of applying for a concession.
Who is eligible for a concession?
You are eligible for a concession if you are in receipt of a Health Care Card, Low Income Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card (“HCC/PCC”).
How to apply for a concession
The Committee has decided on the following process for assessing and approving a claim for a concession rate at Sunday Social:
b) Provide a copy of your HCC or PCC to the organiser of Social Tennis on a Sunday.
Those Members claiming a concession will have their name noted in the Sunday Social book for that year, which enables the person running tennis on any given Sunday to check who is claiming a concession without having to ask the Member when they pay for tennis.
This process will ensure the privacy of Members and means you only have to claim the concession once for the year.
Tennis Sydney Formal Complaints Process
Formal complaints by Club Members will be addressed expeditiously and go before the Committee for discussion. The primary aim of the warning process upon a player is not to punish that player. Rather, the main purpose of issuing the warning is to discourage or deter that player, and all other players, from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
The following process is to be followed in order for the Committee to consider a complaint:
2. A formal letter of complaint must be submitted to the Committee for it to be discussed at a Committee meeting. Complaints will only be considered when the author is directly involved in the issue. Verbal, anecdotal and here-say complaints will not be considered.
3. If the complaint is about a Committee Member, that Committee Member may not engage in the discussion or be included in the decision around how to proceed.
4. The Committee will address any complaints at the next available Committee meeting, and a majority vote will be taken as to how to proceed.
5. On all occasions (except when the complaint pertains to the President), the President will reply in writing to the complainant.
Tennis Sydney Formal Warning Process
Formal warnings commence at the First verbal warning stage as outlined below at point 2. Formal warnings should ideally occur in the presence of the President, and one other Committee Member.
All formal warnings (excluding point one – Informal verbal reminder of the code of conduct) must be noted in competition, Sunday Social or tournament reports provided to the Committee.
1. Informal verbal reminder of the code of conduct – an informal conversation with the Member to indicate that the Member has not adhered to the rules of the event (e.g.GLTA tournament rules), or the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct, dated 30/05/2014. The Member is politely asked to follow the rules for the event, or asked to review the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct so they understand the Club’s expectations regarding player conduct, available at http://www.tennissydney.org.au/about-us/codeofconduct
2. First verbal warning – a Committee Member notifies the President and discusses. The President is either present or gives permission to give a first verbal warning, with an explanation of how the Member has contravened the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct.
3. First written warning – President sends offender an email or letter explaining that they have continued to break rules regarding the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct. Letter gives explanation of how the Member has contravened the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct.
4. Final written warning – President sends email or letter explaining that they have continued to break rules regarding the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct, and accordingly any further breach will result in immediate expulsion from the Club.
5. Expulsion from the Club – If, after the full warning process above has been undertaken, a Member who contravenes the Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct again will have their Membership revoked and will not be welcome to participate in any Tennis Sydney events for a period of one (1) year from the time their Membership is revoked.
This Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct (“Player Code of Conduct”) is intended to outline appropriate behaviour by all Tennis Sydney Members at social, competition and tournament tennis events, and give Tennis Sydney structure around how to deal with issues relating to formal complaints by Club Members about other Club or Committee Members, including the correct channels to make complaints.
Members contravening the Player Code of Conduct will face a review and disciplinary process, with the possibility of exclusion from Tennis Sydney as the final outcome.
Tennis Sydney will not tolerate any form of discrimination, whether it is based on race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, gender or cultural background. Any formal complaints made of this nature will be taken seriously, and dealt with under the Player Code of Conduct.
All actions by Club Members (including Committee Members) should reinforce the Club’s charter of inclusion, self-expression, fair go, and to provide a ‘safe place’ for LGBTI players and supporters who live in Sydney, as well as for those who we welcome from around Australia and the world. Tennis Sydney is not an exclusively LGBTI Club, and warmly welcomes players and supporters from all walks of life to join in our events.
Tennis Sydney Committee Members are volunteers, and will, to the best of their ability, make decisions for the Club based on the best possible outcomes for all Members.
Tennis Sydney Player Code of Conduct
Tennis Sydney aims to provide a positive sporting environment for the benefit of players and supporters. The Tennis Sydney Committee and Members will aim to provide for the health, welfare and well-being of its players and supporters at all times.
All Members, players, officials and supporters participating in any Tennis Sydney event including tournaments, competitions and social play have a responsibility at all times when playing at or representing Tennis Sydney to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, consistent with the Code of Conduct below. Abusive language or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Tennis Sydney Members, players and supporters agree to:
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1.1 Statement of intent
The purpose of this privacy statement is to provide you with details of how Tennis Sydney Inc will collect, store and use the personal data you supply to it. Personal data is information which relates to identifiable living individuals.
It is the stated policy of Tennis Sydney Inc that it will act in accordance with current legislation and aims to meet current best practice with regard to the processing of personal data.
1.2 Collection of personal data
1.3 Use of personal data
Tennis Sydney Inc shall only use your data for the purposes for which it is provided or for purposes to which you have consented.
1.4 Storage and correction of personal data
Tennis Sydney Inc. will retain the personal data it holds unless and until you send us notice that you no longer wish us to retain this data. We are obliged to supply you, on request, with a copy of the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact Tennis Sydney Inc. using the details set out in the previous paragraph for more details. Should you discover any inaccuracies in such personal information, please notify the Tennis Sydney Inc. as soon as possible at the same address. Tennis Sydney Inc. will then correct its records.
Waiver of Liability
By participating at Tennis Sydney Inc. organised tennis tournaments, competitions, social play and related activities and events, participants agree to waive any and all rights and claims for bodily or emotional injury; injury to their reputation; or any other damage or harms that they might suffer; or any other claims of any nature they or their legal representatives may have against Tennis Sydney Inc., the GLTA and its officers, all tournament sites, tournament sponsors, or any organisation, facility or individual associated with these tournaments, competitions, social play and related activities and events.
Participants agree to participate at their own risk and the above organisations, facilities and individuals will not be responsible for any harm, injury or damage that they might suffer. They also release and waive any and all rights to claim damages or remuneration which may arise as a result of references to, photographs, images or likenesses of them which may appear in any publication or other media coverage.
Tennis Australia and Tennis NSW have been working in partnership to deliver a new membership model with a zero per player cost. This model will contribute to their knowledge of people playing tennis across NSW and in each local area. As part of this model, players will be covered by personal accident insurance and the Club will be protected by Public Liability as well as Directors and Officers Insurance. The Current Certificate of Insurance is available HERE
Further details about the insurance and how players can register for free Personal Accident Insurance is available HERE
Tennis Sydney plays its competitions and Sunday Social at Parklands Tennis Centre at the corner of Anzac Parade and Lang Road, Moore Park (Centennial Park Side). There are two Tennis Centres there - please note that we are NOT PLAYING on the courts at the corner of Anzac Parade and Cleveland Road.
The map below shows the approximate location of the courts and the relative positions of both Centres:
How To Get There:
By bus - # 373, 377, 394, and 396 from / to Circular Quay
# 372, 393 from / to Central Station