Court rules

  1. Courts will not be reserved for club tournament games unless permission has been granted by the Superintendent of West Ham Park.
  2. A City of London Officer may stop play whenever it is considered necessary to protect the surface of the courts or for safety reasons if the courts are deemed to be unplayable.  If play is already in progress and has exceed 30 minutes of play, no money can be refunded, however, if play is stopped during the first 30 minutes of play, a full refund will be given.
  3. A court cancellation should be made with more than 24 hours’ notice prior to the court booking time commencing.  Cancellations made within 24 hours of the court booking will be charged the full court fee.
  4. In adverse weather conditions the City of London may close the courts due to safety reasons.  The booker should contact West Ham Park t: 020 8472 3584 Alternatively you can visit www.playtenniscityoflondon.com to check if play is possible dependent on weather and court conditions or other court closure.  The City of London will make a final decision.  If the courts are unplayable the City of London will apply a refund to the original payment method.
  5. No cash refunds will be given. A refund will be applied to the card which was used at the time of booking (it may take up to 10 working days for this refund to show on the payment method.)
  6. Player’s footwear must have soft-soled non-marking tennis shoes with rubber or cord soles and without raised heels.  Black soles are not permitted on the courts.
  7. The access code is for your use only; do not let others tailgate in
  8. Except for a reasonable number of players’ friends, the general public are not allowed inside the court enclosures.  Non-players may not go on or between the courts. 
  9. Animals and bicycles or the playing of other sports is not allowed inside the tennis court enclosures.
  10. Any dispute relating to the booking or use of the tennis courts must be referred to the Superintendent of West Ham Park e: parks.gardens@cityoflondon.gov.uk
  11. A registered player infringing the regulations will be liable to have their registration suspended or cancelled and be excluded from re-registration for a period of up to 12 months.
  12. A no-smoking rule will be adopted on the courts.
  13. Litter bins must be used for the disposal of waste.
  14. Whilst the City of London makes every effort to ensure that the playing surfaces are safe and without obstruction, tennis players should check carefully that the courts are free from debris of any kind before commencing and report any damages to City of London staff.
  15. The City of London accepts no responsibility or liability for any personal injury or loss of property whilst using the tennis courts.
  16. A number of courts will be used throughout the year for sports development opportunities and may be unavailable for booking; permission for this will be granted by the Superintendent of West Ham Park in conjunction with City of London Officers.
  17. All written correspondence should be addressed to the Superintendent of West Ham Park, Upton Lane, London E7 9PU
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