Club Rules

Tennis Court Usage Regulations

1.  General

  1. Courts 1 to 6 are primarily designated as available for general play by Senior members including Off Peak Senior members during their permitted times of play. Off Peak Senior members’ permitted hours for general play are weekdays until 6pm and weekends 2pm until 6pm.
  2. Court 6 is designated a Youth court after 1pm on Saturdays and after 12 noon on Sundays. Senior members, or the coaching team, using Court 6 at these times must vacate it if Youth members wish to play.
  3. Courts 7 & 8 are primarily designated for use by coaching staff and also by Youth members. Mid-week coach-led sessions for members, currently on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, may use Courts 4, 5 & 6 sequentially. During these times, Court 8 must be available for general play. Court 7 remains a coaching court.
  4. On Saturdays during the summer months, coaching will have priority on courts 6, 7 & 8 from 8.30am to 2pm for both children’s group and individual coaching. Court 6 must be made free from 1pm if it is required by Youth members. If no Youths require Court 6 at this time, it may continue to be used for coaching.

2.  Club Mix-ins

  1. From 2pm-4pm throughout the summer, courts 1-5 are allocated for the Club Senior Mix-in, and Court 6 if it is not in use by Youth members. If Youth members wish to use Court 6, it must be vacated for them. Courts 7 & 8 are allocated to coaching, but may be used by the Mix-in if not required by the coaches.
  2. On Sundays from 10:30am and 12 noon throughout the year, courts 1-7 are allocated to the Club Senior Mix-in, and all other members and coaches must vacate these courts if required for Mix-in participants who have priority at this time. Court 8 is allocated to coaching at this time.
  3. On Wednesdays after 6pm in the summer months, as published on the Club website, Courts 1 to 6 are available for use by members in the Club Senior Mix-in/BBQ if required. Courts 1 to 3 will be allocated first to the Mix-in, but Courts 4, 5 & 6 sequentially must be vacated immediately by all other members and by the coaches if they are required for Mix-in participants who have priority at this time. Courts 7 & 8 remain designated for the use of the coaches during these times.
  4. On the first Friday of every month between 9am and 11.30am throughout the year or otherwise as published on the Club website, Courts 1 to 3 are designated for use by members participating in the Club Off-Peak Senior Mix-in. During such times Courts 4, 5 and 6 are designated for general Senior play only and Courts 7 & 8 remain designated for the use of the coaches.

3.  Matches

  1. Senior Inter Club and Club Tournament matches which have been validly booked in advance in accordance with the Club’s Court Booking Rules have priority at any time on Courts 1 to 6.
  2. Only one Inter Club match is permitted at any time and such matches may book a maximum of two courts during Club Mix-in times. Match captains when booking courts must check that no other team match has been booked at the same time.
  3. If an Inter Club match has been booked then only one other internal Club tournament match is permitted during Club mix-in times. This is to ensure that a minimum of three courts are available for Club Senior Mix-ins.
  4. Youth team tennis (formerly known as ‘AEGON’) matches which have been validly booked in advance in accordance with the Club’s Court Booking Rules may use Courts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. If at weekends, such matches may only take place after 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. During such matches, no coaching nor any other Youth play may take place on any courts. Courts 1, 2, and 3 are designated for general Senior play only at such times.
  5. A court may be booked for an internal box league match but not during the weekend Club Senior Mix-ins, nor on Wednesday evenings during the Club Senior Mix-in/BBQ. An internal box league match may be played before these times or after but if started and not finished, the court must be vacated immediately by 2pm on Saturday and by 10.30am on Sunday. It is important that internal box league matches do not take place during Senior Mix-in times.
  6. Courts may be temporarily booked on three dates for an external match for the short period between offering dates to the opposition and the opposition confirming their choice of dates. Match captains must clear the dates being held within the booking system as soon as possible after a date is agreed.
  7. For internal Club matches it is not possible to book more than one date for the same match, for example as a rain reserve booking.

 

4.  Youth Play, Tennis Camps, and Coaching Activities

  1. General play by Youth members is not permitted before 1pm on any Saturday or before noon on any Sunday throughout the year. Subject to this and to Match and Mix-in priorities as above, Court 6 is designated a Youth court at any time when coaches are using both Courts 7 & 8.
  2. The designated courts for Club Tennis Camp sessions held during school holidays are 4, 5, 6 and 7. These courts must be booked in the Court Booking system. At such times, Court 8 is designated for general Senior member play if required. However, Court 8 may also be used for Tennis Camp sessions at such times provided always that it must be immediately vacated on request by Senior members who then have priority for general play on that court.
  3. On Friday evenings between 5pm and 7pm during the months of April, May, June and July Courts 3 to 6 and Courts 7 & 8 are all designated Youth courts. During such times only Courts 1 & 2 are available for Senior members for general play.

 

Visitors

Visitors may play at the club if they have been introduced by and accompanied by a tennis member or if they are a client of one of our coaches. No visitor may play as a guest more than three times in any calendar year.
When bringing a visitor to the club please ensure that you pay the guest fee to the office (currently £5 per playing session).

Admission

Please park in Fife Road.

There are plenty of racks for bicycles.

Please wheel your bike past the small gate by the squash courts rather than ride it through this narrow passage.

Dogs on leads are allowed on the premises but may be asked to leave if they cause a disturbance

Clothing

We ask that members wear recognised tennis clothing on court with tennis socks and tennis shoes (no heels, studs or ribbing on the soles.
No black uppers or black soles in order to protect the courts).

Clothes which are wholly or mainly covered in stripes or floral patterns, Football/rugby tops, training vests, cut-down jeans (denim) beachwear and non-sports shorts etc are not acceptable.

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