Shake hands with the other team before and after the game.
Support teammates by saying "good shot" or "good try." Never criticize a teammate for trying.
Accept calls and don't argue with officials.
Treat the other team with respect and never tease or bully.
Follow the rules of the game.
Help another player up who has fallen.
Take pride in winning but don't rub it in.
Accept a loss without whining or making excuses.
By being a good sport, you learn respect for others and self-control. These skills can help you manage many other parts of your life. They're also key to becoming a mature, respectful, and successful adult.