Club Rules and Court Booking

Club Rules and Etiquette


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Code of conduct
1. Show respect and courtesy to your opponent(s), your partner, and
others on or near the courts. Keep your voice down (including loud
grunting during points and screaming after points) and confined to your
court as much as possible so as not to disrupt players on adjacent
2. Bad language is not tolerated.
3. Verbal abuse of any club member, club committee or its officers may
result in immediate expulsion from the club.
4. Do not walk onto another court during a game, please wait for the
players to finish the game, or minimally the point, before walking
onto/behind their court. It is very distracting to have someone disrupt a
game in progress, so if you must cross another court, do so after the
game is finished, and go around the court, not through the middle.
5. Players generally re-take the point if a ball from another game lands on
their court. A first serve will apply in this instance.
6. If your ball rolls onto an adjacent court, wait for them to finish the point and
kindly ask for “a little help” to get their attention. Under no circumstances
should you run over onto their court in the middle of a point to retrieve the
ball yourself.
7. Respect your Partner and Opponent.
Do not criticize your partner or opponent, be positive and offer
encouragement your partner instead.
8. Line Calls
Line calls can be hard to see from the other side of the court so you
must call your own lines, ensuring your opponent can hear you. A ball
that touches any part of the line is good. Always respect the line calls of
your opponent because s/he is nearer than you.
9. Food/chewing gum is not permitted on courts.
10. No ball games except for tennis are allowed on court.
Tennis Attire:
 Proper tennis attire should be worn on the courts at all times. For
competition and league play predominately white tennis clothing should
be worn. Rugby and football jerseys and shorts are not permitted.
 Members should ensure that they wear proper tennis shoes
appropriate for the synthetic grass surface of our courts. Casual shoes
or road running footwear are not appropriate. Please ensure that you
wipe your feet on the mats provided before going on to the courts or
entering the clubhouse.

Court Booking
Senior members have priority over junior members to courts. Court booking is
a facility available to senior members only.
Courts can be booked online via Membergrip up to 7 days in advance, on a
rolling day basis. (Please note you will need to know your login details).
Only one booking per member per day is permitted..
A senior member who is playing with a junior member cannot book the court
in advance.
Bookings by telephone or text are not permitted.
Note: during league fixtures, some matches inevitably finish sooner than
others. As a courtesy to both teams, social games are not permitted on
vacant courts that are directly adjacent to a league match.
Cancellation of courts
Please keep in mind that when you book a court this reduces court availability
to other members. The online court booking system has a facility for a
member to put themselves on a waiting list for a particular court. Therefore if
you are unable to keep the booking arrangement please cancel the court and
allow the waiting list to be activated. If we continue to have courts booked
that are not used we will have to review the booking procedure and restrict the
booking facility.

Please Note:
From time to time club will organise events which require court usage that
members have previously booked. In such instances the system
administrators may have to overwrite bookings. The club and committee will
keep these instances to a minimum and if it is unavoidable, those whose
bookings have been overwritten will get a call from David or the club captain.
Please notify David Black, the Club Captain or Club Honorary
Secretary, if there are any other issues that need to be addressed.

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