SUNNYSIDE GARDENS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 
TENNIS CLUB RULES


COURT CONDUCT 
1. Players must conduct themselves according to accepted tennis etiquette, e.g. cursing, yelling, arguing, causing damage to the courts or disturbing other players will NOT be tolerated.  Shirts MUST be worn at all times on the courts. 

2. Court must be vacated exactly on the hour.  Unfinished games or sets may NOT be completed. 

3. Walking behind courts or in the areas adjacent to courts during play is distracting and should be avoided.  Do not enter adjacent courts to retrieve stray balls and return balls promptly to other players. 

4. NO food or smoking is allowed in the tennis court area. 

5. Players should not litter the courts.  Please put empty beverage containers, etc. in the trash. 

6. No spectators are allowed on the courts. 

7. Parents of the children in lessons, clinics or youth programs can watch from outside the fence adjoining court 1. 

8. Only FLAT SOLED CLAY COURT TENNIS SHOES may be worn on the courts.  Running shoes or shoes with ridges/grooves of any kind are prohibited. 

9. Courts must be brushed after play as a courtesy to the next players. 

10. When courts are dry, players should water them before play to prevent damage to the surface. 

11. If courts appear wet and or have puddles after heavy rain, they should not be played on.  Check with park director or tennis manager before you enter the courts.  


GENERAL RULES      
1. Reservations may be made by designated “CLUB” members ONLY.  All other park members may play on “court available” basis at the posted hourly rates. Teen Premium category may NOT make reservations for prime time, i.e. weekends, holidays or weekday evenings.  Teen Premium category can play on “court available” basis ONLY unless they are playing with an Adult Premium member. 


2.  Phone reservations will be accepted ONLY between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm the night before play.  Reservations made after this time must be made in person at the park.  ONLY Adult Premium and Adult Off Peak categories can make phone reservations.


3.  “In person” reservations may be made on the day of play or between 7:00 pm and 8:00 PM the night before play ONLY on tennis reservation sheet on the wall next to the Park Director’s  office.   

4.   All reservations must start on the hour and end on the hour according to the park clock. 


5.  Only ONE hourly reservation may be made by a “club” member each day.  During “Prime Time”* hours, members are not allowed to play singles with a non-member guest. 

  
6.  A reservation is lost if the court is not claimed by the person making the reservation by 10 minutes after the hour. 


7.   Reservations must be made in your own name only.  Reservations made for other Tennis Club members are not acceptable and will be subject to losing your right to make reservations for the balance of the season.  


8.  Reservations may be cancelled up to one hour prior to play without penalty.  Any member making a reservation and not using it (except in the event of rain or closing) more than three (3) times is subject to losing their right to make reservations for the balance of the season. 


9.  No tennis club member or park member is allowed to bring the same non-park member as a guest more than three times in a tennis season.  (This is also a Park rule.) 


10.  Non Tennis Club players who use our courts (all tennis guests, walks-on, students taking lesson or clinics, children participating in the youth programs) must pay a $15.00 registration fee and sign a waiver with park director or tennis manager before entering the courts. (Fee will be deducted from the hourly rate or lesson.) 


11.  All hourly rates for Park members, guests of Park members, guests of tennis club member or walks-on must be paid to the Park Director or tennis manager before using the courts.  NO EXCEPTIONS


12. All guests paying hourly rate MUST vacate the court at the end of the hour and brush the court. You will be automatically charged for the second hour if you continue to play past 15 minutes into that second hour. 


13. Courts MUST be vacated when park closes.  NO EXCEPTIONS

PRIME TIME HOURS: 5PM – CLOSING – Monday through Friday                                                 

                                   10AM THROUGH 2PM – Weekends And Holidays  


THE TENNIS COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND ANY MEMBER WHO HABITUALLY ABUSES THE RULES.  CLUB DUES WILL BE REFUNDED ON A PRO-RATED BASIS. 

Rev. 2/15/13
 

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