ARTICLE VIII - TENNIS
Play on the tennis courts is governed by United States Tennis Association (USTA) Rules, with the exception of any local rules which take precedence when printed or posted. Such rules, regulations, procedures and policies shall supplement these Rules and Regulations.
The Director of Tennis (or his or her designated personnel), acting under the supervision of the Club Manager(s), has responsibility for all matters relating to play on the tennis courts. The Director of Tennis may refuse privileges to anyone who, in his or her judgment, violates the rules of play, etiquette or dress code. A violation of a tennis rule may result in a fine and/or a violation letter written to the Member by the Club Manager(s).
Members are required to familiarize themselves, their families and their guests with the rules and etiquette of tennis as outlined in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) handbook. Failure to abide by the USTA rules is considered a violation of these Rules and Regulations.
If Club Management deems it in the best interest of the Club, it may reserve the use of any court for tournaments, exhibitions, special matches or any other appropriate purpose.
8.2 COURT RESERVATIONS
Reservations for a court may be made no more than two (2) days in advance.
At the time of making a reservation, the Member must give the Club the names of all players, including guests, who will be playing.
Two (2) hours of court time are allowed for singles or doubles play.
If players fail to appear within ten (10) minutes of the reserved time, the court reservation will be forfeited.
Sign-ups for unreserved courts are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception that those Members who have not previously played that day have priority over Members who already have played.
8.3 GUEST PLAY
A Member having tennis privileges may sponsor a maximum of four (4) guests on any non‑holiday weekday. A Member having tennis privileges may sponsor and must accompany a maximum of three (3) guests for doubles and one (1) guest for singles on any weekend day or holiday.
Guests are limited to twelve (12) visits per year for tennis play with a maximum of one visit each month. Participation in member/guest tournaments and inter‑club team play competition will not apply toward the once every month limitation.
Guest fees will be charged at the Tennis Pro Shop prior to play. Failure to register or to pay guest fees may result in a violation or loss of tennis privileges.
House guests of a Member with tennis privileges may play tennis without regard to any limitations on the number of tennis matches permitted, for a period of up to two (2) weeks as specified in Section 6.6.
8.4 TENNIS DRESS CODE
Proper tennis attire is required and consists of proper tennis shoes and tennis clothing. Proper tennis attire is that which is designed specifically for tennis. Gentlemen must wear shirts with sleeves. Warm-ups and sweat shirts are allowed in colder weather. Items NOT allowed are:
Black soled shoes other that those specifically manufactured for tennis
No denim (so called “blue jean” material) cut-offs
Work out tops
For a copy of the dress code for the enter club, please click here.
8.5 REGISTRATION FOR PLAY
Members, family and guests are required to register at the Tennis Pro Shop prior to play. A driver’s license or other proper identification may be requested of all guests. Tennis players will be advised as to court assignments upon registration.
8.6 PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
(a) No food or beverages, other than water or sports drinks, are permitted on the courts.
(b) Glass containers are prohibited on the tennis courts.
(c) Trash is to be placed in the provided containers.
(d) Smoking is prohibited on the courts.
(e) No game other than tennis is to be played on the courts.
(f) Excessive noise, racquet throwing, and profanity is strictly forbidden.
(g) Persons not playing tennis are to remain outside the fence for their own protection.
(h) Children three (3) years of age and older are not permitted in opposite sex locker room areas.
(i) Cameras, including cell phone cameras, are prohibited in the restroom and locker room areas.
8.7 TENNIS INSTRUCTION
Members, family or guests are not permitted to bring a tennis instructor from outside the Club for instructional purposes.