Tennis Rules

General Rules

  1. Tennis members must display membership cards next to the bulletin board.
  2. Proper tennis attire is required at all times.
  3. Only tennis sneakers are allowed on the courts.
  4. Players must stop play 5 minutes early to sweep the entire court after playing. Instruction for sweeping and caring for the courts can be found here.
  5. “Prime time” will be before 10:00 am and after 5:00 pm during the week: all day on weekends and holidays.
  6. Playing time shall be limited to 1 hour, for singles and 1 ½ hour for doubles.
  7. Tournaments and interclub matches scheduled by the tennis committee take precedence over all other play.
  8. Play may begin at 7:00 am during the week and 8:00 am on the weekends. Please use courts 3 & 4, the lower courts, first.
  9. If the courts are wet, or even damp, but soft enough that you can make an indent in the clay when you press with your thumb, please do not play, as you will damage the courts.

Membership Cards

  1. Please see the Membership Cards page for more information.


  1. Those under 18 and those college students whose parents have a family membership are considered juniors.
  2. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult when playing.
  3. Juniors should designate their status on the sign-up board; please write Jr.
  4. Juniors under 16 must give way to seniors during Prime Time unless playing with an adult. Juniors under 16 years old, playing with an adult during Prime Time shall limit play to 30 min.


  1. Lessons and clinics are for tennis members only.
  2. Other than at the restricted times mentioned above, lessons take precedence over play, except tournaments.
  3. The Club provides a Tennis Pro throughout the season. Members may not hire outside Pros to provide tennis lessons at the club


  1. Sign in all guests in the guest register before playing.
  2. Guest fees are $5 for each adult or child using the courts.
  3. Guests may use courts only when accompanied by a member. Please have your guest wait for your arrival to get on the court.
  4. Each member of a family is allowed a guest or guests six times per month.
  5. Failure to sign in a guest will result in a $15 fine.

Court Change-Over

  1. Courts will change over after 60 minutes of play (90 minutes for doubles), after which players must relinquish their court to other members who are waiting.
  2. People must record the time they begin to play on the board inside the glass cabinet outside the courts. People arriving to wait for a court should sign up on the board. When a court opens up, the person whose name is at the top of the waiting list can take the court. Please note:
  3. If you do not record the time you begin play, it will assumed that you started on the hour and you must give up your court on the next hour. If all courts are to turn-over at the same time, people should graciously offer the courts to the players waiting. If they don’t, waiting members will approach the court of their choice.
  4. After completing one hour of play, a player may not sign the wait list for at least one hour.

Sprinkler Times

  1. Times for the sprinklers change often.
  2. There is usually one watering early in the morning and one late at night.
  3. The most important one to know is the one in the middle of the day. It is usually between 12 and 2pm for 2 to 5 minutes.
  4. In the summer if it is too hot, another cycle may be added at 4:00 or 5:00 pm. This can change from day to day. It is adjusted depending on the weather.


  2. The hourly rule and time allotment is for the benefit of all players.
  3. Remember, these rules work only if we all honor them. No one likes to be the one to enforce the rules. Please do not make it necessary.

Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation.

– The Tennis Committee

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