Author - Sandra Eggers
The following rules of etiquette are mostly common courtesy, and should be respected.
Show respect and courtesy
To your opponent(s), your partner, and others on or near the courts. Keep your voice down and confined to your court as much as possible so as not to disrupt players on adjacent courts. Call balls out by lifting your hand instead of yelling out loud.
If you see players have been waiting more than 1/2 hr, please give them a turn.
Court Waiting Time:
- All players who have played for one hour or who have completed one set shall relinquish the court to waiting players.
- Doubles play has priority over singles play.
Players playing singles may finish their set or play for one half hour whichever is shorter.
Do not retrieve your ball from the other court
As with the above, it is common courtesy not to disrupt players on court during a match. If your ball rolls onto an adjacent court, wait for them to finish the point and kindly ask for your ball by saying “thanks for one”.
Always wear proper tennis shoes
Make sure you wear tennis shoes onto the courts. The proper shoes also give your feet the needed lateral support when running down balls, and making abrupt changes in direction. Men, please wear a shirt at all times!
Use the tennis courts for tennis
A great deal of money goes into maintaining tennis courts, and it is not for BMX racing with bicycles or roller hockey and rollerblading. These other activities can damage the court surface, leaving it unplayable for tennis players, and can result in a large expenditure for repairs.
Use appropriate gates to get on
There’s 4 entry gates please use the appropriate one to get onto your court.
Pick up after yourself
Don’t leave empty soda cans or old tennis balls out on the court when you leave. Dispose of any garbage you have in trash containers on or near the court – if there aren’t any, take it with you.
The entire objective of playing tennis, aside from being good aerobic exercise, is to have fun. You can follow these rules of etiquette and still have a good time on the courts - the players on adjacent courts will appreciate it.