Sportsmanship is an aspiration that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for virtues such as fairness, ethics, respect, and self-control. Sportsmanship includes a sense of fellowship with one’s competitors, and maintaining self-control if dealing with others, and respect for both authority and opponents.
A sore loser refers to one who does not take defeat well, whereas a good sport means being a “good winner” as well as being a “good loser.” Sore loser behavior includes blaming others for the loss, not accepting responsibility for personal actions that contributed to the defeat, reacting to the loss in an immature or improper fashion, making excuses for the defeat, and citing unfavorable conditions or other petty issues as reasons for the defeat.
Ideally a person can lose a game, and/or a match, shake the hand of their opponent and say ‘nice match.’ One should be able to lose with grace, and, win with grace. The winner should remind the person who they beat of good shots they made, etc. At the end of a match both players should feel good about the match in the areas of sportsmanship and competitiveness.
Anyone not adhering to the high standards will be subject to the discipline section and may eventually be asked to take a break from league.