Tennis Courts Rules and Courtesies
The tennis courts are primarily for the use of the community. The courts are for tennis, pickle ball or other net sports. No other activity. Please, NO ANIMALS and NO WHEELS—no skateboarding, strollers, wagons, tricycles or bicycles, roller blades, or dog running.
TIME LIMITS AND GENERAL USE
- Wear tennis shoes only.
- Loosen nets when play is done.
- First come, first serve. Players will occupy the courts for one hour unless no one is waiting for the second hour.
- Doubles games will last one hour. Singles players may play doubles the next hour if two new players so invite them, and the new players are correctly in turn (one new player with three players from the previous hour may not take precedence over two new players).
- At least one person who is waiting for a court must be physically present in the immediate vicinity of the courts (not pool or basketball courts). Two players take precedence over one using a court.
- Authorized tennis lessons or tournaments take precedence.
- Adults (18 and over, or adults playing with non-adults) take precedence as follows:
- DURING PUBLIC SCHOOL YEAR: Weekdays after 5:00 p.m.; Weekends and holidays before noon.
- ALL OTHER TIMES: Weekdays after 4:00 p.m. (Authorized children’s lessons take precedence between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) Weekends and holidays before 2:00 p.m.
TENNIS COURT COURTESIES
- Wait quietly. If small children accompany you, they should behave so as not to distract the players.
- When going to the far court, do so quickly and quietly, but never during play on the near court. Do not distract other players.
- Retrieve balls only when play has stopped.
- Do not ask for extra time. Those who dry court should be given extra time and consideration. Control your temper and your voice.
- Please keep the courts clean. Pick up after the game.