you have any concerns re another club or any individual from another
club please read this before embarking on any official dispute
Five point plan re possible disputes:
- Before involving a third party such as
the BSF Tennis Committee, have you eliminated the possibility of
discussing your concerns/problems with the other club? Ask to be
invited to one of their meetings or consult the secretary.
- If you have to involve a third party.
Keep it impersonal. Talk about the club or member (s) of the clubs.
Names are not always needed unless requested.
- Check what you have written. Would you
be happy for the other club to read it?
- Check what you have written again.
Around 20 committee members may end up with it on their computers.
Of course its confidential. So are items leaked from parliament.
- If you have 'cocked up' and you need
to apologise, make it unconditional. "If I am wrong, then I
apologise." is not an apology, it is quite the opposite.
Acknowledgements to Readers Digest for