Tennis Rules

  • Nobody may play single for more than 1 hour or doubles for more than 2 hours in any one session (irrespective of the person booking the court). However, this rule is not applicable if the court is NOT booked for the succeeding hour AND/OR no-one is waiting or subsequently arrives and wishes to play.
  • If a booking is not taken up within 10 minutes of the time reserved, the booking lapses and the court becomes available to the first member claiming it.
  • If members are waiting to use a court they must make themselves known to the players already on the court.
  • During weekdays (Monday – Friday) no member (or guest) shall play on more than two evenings in any week during the period 6pm to 9pm.
  • Guests
    a) Guests may only use the courts while playing with or against members. Members are responsible for paying the guest fee prior to playing:
  • Summer tennis guest fee: £10 per guest (1 April – 31 October) Winter tennis guest fee: £5 per guest (1 November – 31 March)
    b) No guest shall play tennis more than 4 times in any year.
  • All players using the courts shall wear appropriate dress and footwear. Trainers are not suitable. Please wear tennis shoes or plimsolls only.
  • Members are reminded that bookings and cancellations by telephone should only be made during ordinary office hours.
  • Members who have booked courts and subsequently do not intend to use them are urged to ensure they are cancelled promptly in order that other members may know that the courts are available for use.

The club committee has formulated a set of rules governing the use of the tennis courts. These are set out below, but members are advised that the rules should be obeyed not only in their letter but also in their spirit.