Code of Conduct
Updated December 2017
The Squash Auckland Code of Conduct outlines the culture and behaviours that we have aligned to our sport. Squash is a competitive sport, however there are clear expectations and responsibilties for those that participate in the sport.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to encourage fair and respectful treatment of all persons that come under the umbrella of Squash Auckland.
All persons, by affiliating to Squash Auckland or by entering into a Squash Auckland affiliated facility, will agree to abide by the Squash Auckland Code of Conduct and acknowledge that any breach of the Code of Conduct, or any part of it, may result in disciplinary action.
- Play within the rules. Play to win but play fair.
- Respect your opponents.
- Respect the decisions of officials. They are the sole adjudicator of the match.
- Ensure language, presentation, manner, and punctuality reflect high standards.
- Be considerate in, and accept responsibility for, your actions.
- Thank the officials at the conclusion of play.
- Shake your opponent’s hand at the conclusion of play.
- Understand the possible consequences of breaching the Squash Auckland Code of Conduct.
- Respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do likewise.
- Do not openly criticize players/coaches/managers/officials in front of other people, either on court or off court.
- Never ridicule or yell at a player/child for making a mistake or losing a competition. Children learn best by example.
- Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from squash.
- Enforce the rules fairly and with empathy.
- Encourage Squash Auckland members and spectators (as appropriate) to abide by the code of conduct.
The full Code of Conduct outlines the different types of code breaches, how to report alleged breaches, the investigation process, possible disciplinary actions, and the appeals process.
Squash Auckland Code of Conduct