Court Priority Guidelines
Scheduled team matches have priority. Every effort will be made not to arrange matches that clash with club sessions. Play on adjacent courts during matches is not a problem, but coaching or hitting practice with the ball machine is distracting.
During club events and club sessions (social tennis*, juniors and match practice), those taking part are entitled to use the courts of their choice. If a court is already being used, session members are entitled to politely request non-session players to use another court.
Courts not required by session players, and all courts outside club sessions, are available on a first come, first served basis. If all non-session courts are in use and players are waiting, non-session players are to play one short set (6-5) or use a court for no more than 30 minutes before going to the back of the queue. An exception to this last rule is tournament matches, which may be completed.
No set of rules can cover every eventuality. The Committee looks to members to be flexible and reasonable in their efforts to resolve any court priority problems.
CLUB SESSIONS TIMES
In the club house, on the notice board, there are notices that show court priorities on each day of the week.
Adult - Social Tennis Sessions are:
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Note afternoon teas served at 4pm Saturdays)
Mondays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Tuesdays 10.00am to 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Priority Mondays to Thursdays inclusive (except Bank Holidays) 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm Friday Junior Night (supervised) 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Match Practice Sessions
Monday evening Men’s Team practice 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Wednesday evening Ladies Team practice 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
* Social tennis is one of the special features of our club, so it would be appreciated if members of appropriate ability who are present during a social tennis session join in.