ACTIONS are to be FOR, not against; POSITIVE, not negative or disrespectful!
Welcome and extend hospitality and good luck to opposing players, parents and fans.
Shake hands with your opponent(s) at the start and conclusion of each match.
Respectfully address and thank officials and coaches.
Acknowledge and respect all decisions and calls by officials.
Acknowledge and respect all line calls by opponents. Question and ask for clarification of line calls as necessary with respect and courtesy.
Show concern for injured players.
In viewing matches and supporting teammates, be respectful of the opponents by not applauding mistakes (i.e. double faults), yelling derogatory remarks or using profanity.
Exercise self-control and regulation on and off the court. Do not lose your temper, throw your racquet, or exhibit any behavior that discredits your team and school.
Be supportive of the efforts of your teammates. Be supportive and encouraging regardless of match outcomes.
Win with character and lose with character.
Honor all time commitments. Be on time and ready to play and compete for all practices and matches.
Give 100% effort every conditioning session, practice, and match.
There will be no tolerance for hazing or bullying of teammates or classmates.
Show respect for school grounds and property. Promptly pick-up balls and equipment and assist with storage of balls and equipment at the conclusion of each practice and match.
There is to be no congregation and roughhousing in the locker rooms. The expectation is to use the locker room to shower and change only. Please also remember use of cell phones in the locker rooms is forbidden.
Always prioritize academic requirements. Adopt good time management skills and study habits to ensure academic excellence.
Be smart about your postings and communications on social media. Do not post or comment on anything that you could possibly regret later or could reflect poorly on your reputation or reputation of the team.
Take pride in your membership and association with the team. Be appreciative of the opportunity to play tennis in representation of Fairfax High School.