Please note that the below policies and procedures hold jurisdiction over all Tennis Alberta events and protocols. They take priority over any external documents, including Tennis Canada’s Rules of the Court.
Competitive Structure documents outline the regulations for each of the Junior, Adult and Senior competitions overseen by Tennis Alberta. All tournaments will follow the guidelines set out in the 2019 Tournament Sanction Agreement (below).
Weather Advisory Guide
As per Tennis Alberta’s Junior, Adult and Senior Competitive Structures, relative to any sanctioned Tournament Format in Alberta, the Weather Advisory Guide is the standard for all sanctioned outdoor tournaments. This guidelines, along with the Competitive Structure documents, give Tournament Directors a structure to determine how to deal with rain, severe weather and air quality issues.
Tennis Alberta Bylaws
The bylaws of Tennis Alberta set out our objectives and how we run our affairs. For example, affiliation of organisations, election of Tennis Alberta board of directors, holding of general meetings, conditions governing players, the sanctioning of events.
Tennis Alberta Policy Manual
The Tennis Alberta policy manual outlines the jurisdiction Tennis Alberta has over disciplinary matters and the manner in which disciplinary functions are exercised and includes the following appendices (updated June 26, 2018):
Section 1: Board of Directors Code of Conduct
Section 2: Appeal Process
Section 3: Privacy Statement
Section 4: Abuse and Harassment
Section 5: Discipline and Complaints
Section 6: Member Not in Good Standing Policy
Section 7: Concussion Policy
Weather Advisory Guide
Tennis Alberta has produced a weather advisory guide to help our member clubs, tournament organizers, players, coaches, parents, official and spectators understand how to manage weather-related situations.
Discipline and Complaints
Tennis Alberta has a duty to deal with all complaints and concerns against persons within its jurisdiction. This appendix sets out procedures which establish a clear route within which complaints, problems and inquiries are handled.
The Safeguarding Tennis initiative supports the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) initiated and coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The goal is to create coach led, athlete focused, safe and fun sport environments for both players and coaches that reflect the values of excellence, professionalism, passion, service and integrity.