The following rules of etiquette are mostly common courtesy, and should be followed whether you’ re playing tennis at the country club or at public courts. Most of us know the right thing to do, we just need a gentle reminder every now and then.
Show respect and courtesy
To your opponent(s), your partner, and others on or near the courts. Keep your voice down and confined to your court as much as possible so as not to disrupt players on adjacent courts. If you get into a loud dispute with your opponent, take it off the court and away from other players.
Do not walk onto another court during a game
Wait for the players to finish the game, or minimally the point, before walking onto 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.
Do not retrieve your ball from the other court
As with the above, it is common courtesy not to disrupt players on court during a match. If your ball rolls onto an adjacent court, wait for them to finish the game 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 game to retrieve the ball yourself.
Always wear proper tennis shoes
This isn’ t because of the country club dress attire, it’ s because black-soled shoes leave marks on the courts that are difficult to get off. Make sure you wear tennis shoes onto the courts. The proper shoes also give your feet the needed lateral support when running down balls, and making abrupt changes in direction.
Use the tennis courts for tennis
A great deal of money goes into maintaining tennis courts, and it is not for BMX racing with bicycles or roller hockey and rollerblading or dog walking. These other activities can damage the court surface, leaving it unplayable for tennis players, and can result in a large expenditure for repairs.
Close the gate behind you
Whether you’ re coming onto the courts, or leaving, it is common courtesy to close the gate behind you. This will keep the balls inside the confines of the gate and they won’ t roll outside. Please use the closest entrance to the court in use.
Pick up after yourself
Don’ t leave empty soda cans or old tennis balls out on the court when you leave. Dispose of any garbage
you have in trash containers on or near the court – if there aren’t any, take it with you.
Monitor children on the courts at all times
Everyone who plays tennis wants to encourage kids to play the game as well, but the kids must also follow these rules. Since kids can tend to get distracted, it’ s up to the adults with them to assist. Stray balls, running around and yelling are actions that need to be managed.
The entire objective of playing tennis, aside from being good aerobic exercise, is to have fun. You can follow these rules of etiquette and still have a good time on the courts - the players on adjacent courts will appreciate it.
We understand that unplanned issues can come up, and you may need to cancel a lesson or withdraw from an event. If that happens, we respectfully ask for cancellations to be made at least 72 hours in advance.
All teaching staff wants to be available for your needs and the needs of all our clients. When a client does not show up for a scheduled lesson/event or cancels on the day of a lesson/event, another client loses the opportunity to play. This has caused us to strictly enforce the policy of charging full price for no-shows and cancellations not made within 24 hours. Refunds will be made as a credit on Court Reserve, which can be used for future programs. We will only be providing refunds due to injury/illness or a major cause.
One-time sessions will be refunded as a credit on your court reserve account if the cancelation has been made less than a week before the class.
If the program has already started and you withdraw from the remaining classes due to an injury, you will get a credit on Court Reserve.
If you miss a class (4-week, 8-week program, summer camp), we suggest you talk to the coach to see if they have any other spot available at any other day/time. A refund/credit WILL NOT be offered.
We wanted to inform you about some lost and found items that have been accumulating at our club.
These items have been left behind in various areas of the club, and we are eager to return them to their owners. To facilitate this process, we kindly request that all club members review the attached photos carefully. If you recognize any of the items as belonging to you or a fellow member, please contact us.