Patrons and their guests must treat everyone with respect. HKGTA has zero tolerance of inappropriate actions, behaviour, comments or physical contact, which may cause offence. Inappropriate actions include:
  • Racquet throwing;
  • Swearing;
  • Please only take practice swings inside the bays or at the hitting stations.
  • Being abusive or aggressive;
  • Intimidating behavior;
  • Questioning another person’s integrity over line calls or other actions;
  • Causing danger to other players through your play.
  • Criticism of partners or opponents; encouragement is far more constructive.
  • Walking behind players whilst a game or a rally is in progress.
Unless absolutely vital, all mobiles phones and other communication devices should be switched off.
Patrons are also reminded to wear suitable attire for training and match sessions


Parents must adhere to the Academy’s rules, as well as respecting the judges, coaches and players. Parents should also be encouraging, and let youngsters mature at their own pace.
  • Deliver and collect the child punctually to and from coaching sessions/matches, and contact the coaches if rescheduling is required.
  • Encourage your child to learn and play by the rules of tennis.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials. Recognise fair play and applaud good performances.
  • Help your child recognise good performances, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept judgments made by coaches and officials.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their chosen sport.
  • Purchase balls and rackets that match the stage your child is at.
  • Be patient. Steady progression is unusual in children; peaks and plateaus are common.
  • The first question following any match should be ‘Did you enjoy it?’ rather than, ‘Did you win?’
  • Never communicate with your child or interfere with the on-court helpers and referees during a match


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