Code of conduct

Members & Guests

Footwear and tennis kit:

Appropriate and safe tennis shoes or non-marking trainers are allowed on the courts.  Only recognised tennis kit or sportswear is acceptable for playing.  Non sportswear, Bermuda shorts or denim are unacceptable.  Players must wear their kit at all time and not play without a shirt or top at any time.

Club shoe tags:

Issued to club members at the beginning of each membership year and issued to new members when joining. Please wear these whilst on court at all times, once issued they are not transferable. If lost please contact the membership secretary.

Guests:

Guests are welcome to play tennis with members however they will need to sign the "Visitor Book" located in the clubhouse, before play commences to ensure they are covered by our club insurance.

Three free taster sessions are offered to prospective members looking to join the club, taster sessions are available during club socials on Tusday evenings (6-9pm) and Saturday mornings (10-12:30).

Members of the public can always use the "pay and play" option using the online "Book a court" facility. Relevant fees for visitors and guests are posted on the notice boards around the courts.

Juniors:

Children under 12 - must be supervised by an adult (18+).

Juniors between the ages of 12-16 - may play on the courts providing a parent or guardian agrees to and accepts the clubs code of conduct, guidelines and sanctions policy and also accepts responsibility for them and their actions. The club insurance will only be valid if this procedure is followed.

Tennis balls for club social sessions:

Balls will be provided for club social sessions, please ensure these are placed back in the correct box at the end of each session.

Floodlights:

Members & non-members are able to switch on the court floodlights (courts 1, 2 or 3) using the dedicated token machines located next to the club hut entrance. Tokens can be purchased from membership secretary Sara Tennant who can be contacted on 07941745402. Tokens cost £2.00 per hour per court.

Please note; warning lights flash five minutes before the token runs out. If the lights do switch off before a new token is inserted there’s a 15-20 minute cool down period before the lights will work again.

Icy weather:

If the courts are icy, do not commence play or if in the event of weather changing during play and the courts become icy or slippery please vacate the courts. Appropriate safety notices are posted around the courts reinforcing the action to be taken if the courts are unsafe to use.  
The club cannot be held liable for any loss, damage or injury experienced by players and visitors in the event that the courts are unfit or unsafe to play on.

League games:

Consult team captains and the league secretary for any additional rules.

General Requirements

Swearing or abusive behaviour:

Is not allowed at any time by visitors or members at the club facilities.  Offenders will be asked to leave the club facilities and surroundings.

Loud calling and shouting:

That distracts other players is unacceptable behaviour.

Ball and racket abuse:

Or damaging any of the club facilities including hitting nets with rackets is unacceptable.

Appropriate etiquette:

Must be followed whilst playing including keeping noise levels to a minimum around court areas during play.  Visitors and players must not cross courts while play is in progress or about to start without the permission of the players on court.

Food and litter:

Must not be taken on to court and any food debris and cartons / rubbish must be disposed of safely and appropriately in the bins provided.  Members and visitors must comply with waste disposal (recycling) provisions at the club.

Areas around the courts and parking areas:

Must be kept clean and tidy at all times by members and visitors and they must use the club recycling facilities as appropriate.

Members and coaches:

Must ensure that if they are the last person to vacate the premises (including Courts and Pavilion) they must ensure that all facilities are safely locked and all appliances are either switched off or rendered harmless.
In the event of abuse of the above code of conduct or a need to ensure safety of the premises requiring a key holder to be present please refer to the list below.