MDTC Member Protection Policy
At its last meeting, the MDTC Management Committee voted to formally adopt the Tennis Australia Member Protection policy as Memorial Drive Tennis Club policy, with immediate effect. The aim of this Policy is “to protect the health, safety and well-being of those who participate in the activities of tennis.”
The Policy is very comprehensive. It prohibits a broad range of undesirable behaviours, including harassment (sexual or otherwise), bullying, abuse, unlawful discrimination, vilification and victimisation, and it provides safeguards and procedures for child protection. The Policy also specifies mechanisms for lodging formal complaints and procedures to ensure that all complaints will be managed in a timely and impartial fashion.
One way to lodge a formal complaint is by sending an email to the Club President. This can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should specify that it is for the Club President’s attention.
It is important to note that the Policy applies not just to members of MDTC. It applies to any individual or organisation with a formal connection to Tennis Australia. This includes, for example, members and officials of affiliated clubs, registered coaches, and all employees of tennis clubs or associations.
The Policy can be downloaded from: https://www.tennis.com.au/doc/tennis-australia-member-protection-policy.
Of course, we all hope that no MDTC member will need to take action under this Policy, but we nonetheless urge you to take the time to read it at least once, just in case!