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Tennis Rules and Regulations

The tennis courts open in early May, weather permitting, and remain open to mid November.  Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
 
The rules and regulations for tennis are for the enjoyment of all members.  We respectfully request that you follow them.
  • Use of the tennis courts:
    • Restricted to members and guests playing with a member.  
    • Members may bring one guest per month free of charge. 
    • Guest fees are $5.00 per person, and $10.00 per couple. 
    • All fees are payable to the Tennis Chair.
    • Each player is responsible for brushing the court after play and replacing court and line brushes onto hooks on the side fence. 
    • Gates must be kept closed while playing.
  • Attire:
    • Proper tennis attire is required.
    • Tennis shoes must have smooth soles.
    • Junior playing in Club matches are encouraged to wear whiltes.
  • Conduct:
    • For your safety and the enjoyment of the players, do not cross in back of the court while the ball is in play.
    • Non-playing children and pets should be kept off the courts, relatively quiet and under control, while others are playing.
    • Do not play against the backboard during tournaments.
    • Take turns on the backboard.
    • Cars entering the parking area should show consideration for people playing by operating quietly or stopping.
  • Court reservations:
    • Courts may not be reserved more than 72 hours in advance of play.  To reserve a court for play, sign up on the weekly sheet posted at the courts. 
    • Organized men's and ladies' groups may have a standing weekly reserved court time if the notify the Tennis Chair, Kate Egan, in advance.
    • Pllayers must relinquish the courts promptly at the end of their time when others are waiting.
    • As a courtesy to other players, if you will not be able to use your reserved time, please remove your name from the sign up sheet.
    • Every effort will be made to note well in advance any matches or other club activities which reserve or impact the use of the courts.
  • Priorites on Court Use:
    • Tournament play and Greater Hartford League matches
    • Senior play reserved
    • Senior play nonreserved
    • Junior play reserved
    • Junior play nonreserved
    • Note:  Juniors (under 17) have court priority over seniors from 12 noon until 4 PM  Monday through Friday.
  • Additional Considerations:
    • The Tennis Professional has Court #1 assigned to her from 7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday for lessons and Junior tennis.
    • Responsibilty for closing the courts after rain will rest with the Tennis Pro or Assistant Tennis Pro.
    • Court lights must be turned off at the end of the evening.
    • Timers run the sprinkler system.  Please be careful not to tamper with them.
    • Tennis instruction is available Monday through Friday for members only.  Schedule lessons and clinics directly with the Tennis Pro, Maria Francesa, and pay fees directly to her.
    • Tennis members can play golf twice a month, not on weekend mornings or tournaments, with the payment of guest fees.
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