Photography and Recording Policy
Parents, Carers and Spectators
The Club encourages you to use photographic equipment to capture your child or friend playing tennis.
You are required to ask permission at an event (including club sessions) if you wish to use any photographic equipment. The event organiser will ask anyone not registered to stop using photographic equipment and delete any images that may have been taken.
If you have concerns about inappropriate photography, this should be reported immediately to the event organiser, official or welfare officer.
Competition Organisers, Officials and other Professionals
If you wish to take photographs at an event or publish images following an event you must ensure you have consent from parents, carers or the individual (if over 18) prior to the event and that you are registered with the event organiser.
If you see any individual taking photographs which you deem to be intrusive or inappropriate you must address this in line with safeguarding procedures.
It is okay for a photographer to take photos when you are on court, as long as your parent or carer has told the photographer it is alright.
If you see someone taking photos or filming that makes you feel worried, tell your parent or carer, or the event organiser or welfare officer straight away.
Please refer to our separate policy on this issue.
In order to take photographs or videos, prior to any event, you should ensure you have obtained consent from:
• The event organiser; and
• Parents, carers of all children involved.
In order to obtain permission, you must explain why you are taking the images and what they will be used for. This ensures that parents or carers are giving informed consent.
Photographing and Videoing in Public Spaces
There is no law prohibiting the photography of individuals (including children) in public places. Subject to the below, individuals are permitted to:
• Take photos of children without the consent of the parents/legal guardians, using a normal lens; and
• Keep photos taken, however, if the person wishes to publish a recognisable image of the child, they are required to gain consent from the parents/legal guardian.