Tennis Rules and Regulations

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Playing Time

 

Weather and court condition will dictate the hours of play. Court opening is at the discretion of the staff under direction of the Management.

Members must respect decisions by the staff and stay off the courts when closed.

*Mondays: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (last booking 8pm)

*Court availability on Mondays is subject to change depending on the health of the surface

Tuesday–Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm (last booking 8pm)

Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 pm – 8:00 pm (last booking 7pm)

 

Section Times:

 

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (both courts), Mixed doubles Tuesdays – one court for Seniors – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Women’s doubles

Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (both courts), Men’s doubles

Saturdays – one court for Seniors – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Court Bookings

Only active section members in good standing may book a court for themselves and their playing partners (or guests). All court bookings must be recorded on the GigaSports system.

Tennis Attire: Appropriate tennis attire is expected for all play. Shirts must be worn at all times.

Footwear: Appropriate tennis shoes must be worn so as not to damage the grass when playing tennis.

 

Membership

 

Membership fees will be billed in May. To remain an active member, fees must be paid in full by June 1st.

Without arrangements satisfactory to Club Management, non-payment of fees and any outstanding charges by July 1st will result in cancellation of the section membership.

This is a reminder that accounts must be kept in good standing. High Park Club by-laws state:

If a member fails to pay any debt to the Club within 60 days of its due date, the Board may approve the suspension of all credit privileges until the account is brought current or other arrangements have been made to the satisfaction of the Treasurer and/or the Board.

Section membership is limited to 90 active members.

When the section is full, a waiting list is established for those wishing to become Tennis Section members. Applicants are accepted based on space availability and by the date of their application.

Suspended membership. A member may choose to suspend his/her membership due to injury or other reason for one year. During this suspension, the member may opt to become a house member. They will have no playing privileges but will be able to enjoy the club facilities and take part in club events, as well as continue to have an open account at the bar. Their name will be placed at the top of the waiting list for the next year.

Should the member choose not to become a house member, they will have no playing privileges and will not have access to the club facilities. Should they choose to rejoin the following year, their name will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list.

In both instances, the member will not have to pay the initiation fee again.

Members who have suspended their membership but have NOT paid the the house membership fee may play as a guest as long as the guest rules are adhered to.

Mid-season injury. Should a member experience a mid-season injury that prevents him/her from playing for the remainder of the season, he/she can request a partial refund for their fees. This request must be made in writing to the Board of Directors outlining the reason for the request. The refund is at the discretion of the Board.

 

Fees. Fees for the 2019 season are $500 + $10 OTA fee + HST. In addition, there is a $30 social fund fee (no HST).

House Member fees are $145 + HST.

New Members

New membership is granted:

 

Curling Members Joining Tennis Section

 

Priority will be given to curling members who wish to join the tennis section based on the following:

A curling member must be a full member of the club (i.e. they cannot be a House Member or Friend of High Park).

The initiation fee for curling members wanting to join the tennis section will be 50% of the regular initiation fee (Currently the regular initiation fee is $1000, so curling members would pay $500).

Curling members will be placed in the queue based on the year that they became a curling member. For example, if a curling member joined in 2005, they would automatically go to the top of the waiting list as the list only goes back to 2008. If they joined a curling section in 2009, they would be placed in order (therefore people who have been on the tennis waiting list since 2008 would get priority over a curling member who joined in 2009).

 

Guest Policy

The following rules apply to guests using the courts and club facilities:

Abuse of guest policy will result in loss of guest privileges and possibly membership.