What is Player Welfare?
- Player welfare is the protection of the physical, emotional and social health, safety and rights of players.
- Every tennis player deserves to participate in tennis in an environment where they are treated with respect and are safe from non-accidental violence (harassment and abuse) delivered by any method.
Why is Player Welfare important?
- Player Welfare is vital to the health and future of all tennis participants and organisations.
- For a player to progress to the highest levels of tennis, an enormous commitment and dedication must be sustained over many years.
- A positive, ethical tennis environment at every stage of the player journey enhances each player’s participation, development, health, fulfilment and on-court success.
The Tennis Europe Player Welfare Programme Provides:
- A Player Welfare Policy comprising regulations that govern respectful behaviour of all credentialled persons on-site at Tennis Europe sanctioned tournaments
- Clear reporting procedures for any activities which are against the Player Welfare Policy
- Resources, including animations and information for players to learn their rights and responsibilities to be safe when traveling and competing (see IPIN for more information)
Every player deserves a safe, positive and respectful tennis experience.
If something does not feel right, or you feel unsafe, REPORT to: the local authorities, the tournament organisers, your National Federation and/or Tennis Europe: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Player Welfare Programme information does not constitute legal, psychiatric or medical advice. In cases of emergency, contact your local authorities, such as the police, emergency services and/or child protection services; your qualified medical practitioner or your National Federation.