Research has shown that a parent’s support and interest is crucial to a child’s continued participation and success in tennis. The following information is for parents of junior players to help understand and navigating the player development pathway and junior competitive landscape. Tennis Alberta, together with parents, works to support a positive and healthy competitive environment.
Guidelines for Parents.
Tennis Alberta has a ZERO tolerance policy for any abusive or disrespectful behaviour, contact or communication issued on the part of any member, player and or tennis parent towards Tennis Alberta officials/staff, board member, participant, or any other Tennis Alberta member. We encourage all stakeholders, including parents and guardians of junior, athletes to review the following document available here.
Junior Competitive Structure
Tennis Alberta’s technical guidelines outlining sanctioned junior tournament structures including U9/10 Circuit, National Pathway, Provincial Pathway and Club Pathway. The document is available here.
Tennis Alberta’s Weather Advisory guidelines for all sanctioned outdoor tournaments is available here.
TENNIS CANADA’S TIPS FOR PARENTS
Find information for parents of competitive junior players to assist in understanding and navigating the player development pathway and junior competitive landscape.
There are 8 key information sections: Safe Sport, Fair Play, Being a Sport Parent, Getting Started, Understanding the Competitive Environment, Navigating the Player Pathway, US College and Canadian University Tennis, and Careers: Coaching and Officiating
For Tennis Canada’s Tips for Parents, click here.
RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT PROGRAM
The Respect in Sport Parent Program is an effective and informative course for parents and caregivers of active children. This program encourages positive sport behaviors, and provides insight into the roles of coaches and officials. The program is a prerequisite for all parents of juniors entering Tennis Alberta sanctioned competitions. To access the program, click here.
Safeguarding tennis aims to create safe and positive environments for participants to enjoy and prosper in tennis. Safe and positive environments are those within which participants can play, train and compete without fear of bullying, harassment or abuse. Learn more about safeguarding tennis.