Club Rules and Etiquette
ELIGIBILITY OF PLAY
Only members and their registered guest are entitled to use the courts and other Club facilities.
HOURS OF PLAY
Tennis will commence daily at 7:00 a.m. (or when court maintenance is complete) and will continue until dark. Courts 7 -12 are available for play until 10:00pm.
LENGTH OF PLAY
When players are waiting, play is limited to one hour.
PRIORITY OF PLAY
At all times, when courts are fully used, the following priority rankings are in effect:
1. Full Member Doubles
2. Full Member Singles
3. Family Doubles (Must include two adults.)
4. Associate Doubles
5. Associate Singles
6. Junior Doubles
7. Junior Singles
Tournament, match or league play, previously announced and posted, have priority over all other play.
Junior and Women’s Clinics have priority on weekdays. Clinic times will be posted.
Junior and Associate members have priority equal to that of full members from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When courts are fully in use, doubles have priority over singles. However, those playing singles, who have not used their hour, must be invited to play doubles before four others can take their place.
The Chairperson of any club-sanctioned tennis event shall reserve three (3) tennis courts for general membership play. No tournament shall commence until 10:00 a.m. In the case of tournaments having a large draw which requires all of the courts, such information will be posted for the membership.
Members may use the ball machine, which will be set up on Court 13, by reserving it in the Pro Shop, or if it is not in use. When all courts are in use, doubles and singles play has priority over use of the ball machine, even if the machine was previously reserved.
TENNIS PARTY RESERVATIONS
Up to three courts may be reserved by a member for tennis parties from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, at no charge, but non-member participants must be signed in as guests, and guest fees will apply. Members must make these reservations with the Social Events Chairperson or the business office. Please refer to the rules regarding the rental of the clubhouse.
1. Only proper white tennis clothing is acceptable. Colored cover-up are permitted.
2. No T-shirts are allowed, except those with the URTC logo.
3. Regulation clay court tennis shoes are required---no basketball or running shoes are permitted.
4. Tennis hats or visors must be white.
Playing time and priorities are the same as for tennis, except that play may continue under lights until 10:00 p.m.
When one foursome has completed its use of the court, it must relinquish it to a new waiting foursome. No substitutes of players to extend the use of a court are permitted.
Three courts may be reserved for Paddle parties on Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings at no charge. Call the Social Events Chairperson or Business Office for reservations. Please see the rules on rental of the clubhouse.
Clubhouse facilities may be used by members and their guests who wish to play tennis, paddle bridge or other activities, without a reservation.
The upstairs lounge may be rented for non-club social events if there are no conflicting club activities scheduled. Contact the Social chairperson or Business Office for further information.
GUESTS AND CLUB REGULATIONS
a. Full Member, Associates and Juniors may have guests. Associates and Juniors whose parents are not members are not permitted to have guests.
b. Host must sign for guests before play in the Pro Shop during operating hours, or in the lounge, where a guest fee box is available during non-pro-shop hours. A guest may play a total of six times per year, even when there are different hosts for the same person, and applies cumulatively for both tennis and paddle.
c. Guest fees
Fee is $10 per guest if paid at time of play. Envelopes are located in the Clubhouse lower lounge. Checks are preferred. The fee for Junior guests is $5.
Fee is $30 per guest if billed by the Club and must be paid within 30 days of the billing date.
A $1 (monthly) late charge for each guest will be added after 30 days and for each month thereafter. Unpaid guest fees are grounds for membership revocation.
2. Loud play is never permitted.
3. Children under ten years of age on the court grounds must, at all times, be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult.
4. Dogs in the vicinity of the courts and clubhouse must be on a leash at all times.
5. Members are requested to use no more than three tennis balls when an adjoining court is being used. This regulation does not apply to the Pro Court(s).