In the event of any incident, either on or off the court, which has in any way brought or might bring the game of Tennis into disrepute, either by contravening the provisions on . Conduct. in the Laws of Tennis or in these Tennis Tournament Rules and Procedures, or by any other manner, the Tournament Organiser and/or any other member appointed by the Tournament Committee to handle disciplinary matters, or any other party who feels offended by the incident, should:
- Report the breach or incident (hereafter called 'the complaint') to the T&RA Chief Executive as soon as possible
- Investigate the complaint and forward a detailed written report with statements from all the relevant witnesses and a statement by the respondent, to reach the Chief Executive by mid-day on the eighth day after the incident.
- On receipt of the report, the Chief Executive may make further enquiries and shall then forward the report, together with his own findings and recommendations, to the T&RA Tennis Committee Chairman.
- The T&RA Tennis Committee Chairman may decide to deal with the complaint himself, or refer it to the Tennis Disciplinary Committee.
- If the T&RA Tennis Committee Chairman decides to deal with the incident himself and finds the complaint justified, he may censure the respondent.
- A respondent found guilty and censured by the T&RA Tennis Committee Chairman may appeal through the T&RA Chief Executive to the Tennis Disciplinary Committee against the finding and/or sentence. The outcome of such an appeal shall be final and he/she may not subsequently appeal to the Council Appeal Board.
- If as a result of interviewing the respondent or the Tennis Committee Chairman decides by any other means that the complaint is more serious, he may refer it straight to the Tennis Disciplinary Committee.
- A respondent found guilty and punished by the Tennis Disciplinary Committee, other than a respondent found guilty and punished as a result of an appeal to that Committee, may only appeal to the Council Appeal Board against the finding and/or sentence.