Tennis Court Rules and Etiquette

TPC Court Rules and Etiquette

Tennis is a unique sport, one that is often played without supervision, referees or officials. As a tennis player, it is important that you know and follow the rules and practice the courtesy of good sportsmanship and etiquette on court. Please know and abide by the following rules which will ensure a better playing experience for all members.

  1. Read and follow “The Code” of tennis for un-officiated matches.
  2. Please wear appropriate attire on court. Shirts must be worn, non-marking shoes only and no cut-offs or jeans.
  3. No profanities, yelling or screaming at any time while on court.
  4. Cell phones must be silenced.
  5. No food, drinks (other than water and sports drinks) or chewing gum on courts.
  6. Show respect to all players at all times.
  7. Please keep the courts clean by picking up all balls and throwing away any trash.
  8. All juniors have same court booking privileges as adult members. If you wish to occupy a court, please book it with your partner(s) at the front desk.
  9. If you need to cross a court that is occupied to access yours, please only cross in between points.
  10. Do not retrieve a ball from another court while their point in still in progress. Please wait until they finish their point.
  11. No skateboards/scooters allowed. Only tennis is played on the courts!
  12. If you are around the tennis courts but not playing, please keep noises to an appropriate level and respect members who are playing.
  13. Before starting play, ensure the court is free from hazards (extra balls, cans or other debris).
  14. Always be safe. Do not participate in any behavior that would risk injury to anyone else, such as throwing or hitting balls when not asked to, throwing your racquet or any other object on or off the court.
  15. Have fun! 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.

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