RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CLUB 2019-20

Disciplinary Code

  1.  The Club and all members agree to be bound by and subject to the Rules and Disciplinary Code of the Lawn Tennis Association Limited (‘the LTA’) for so long as it is the governing body of the game of lawn tennis and also by the General Rules and Constitution of the Kent Count Lawn Tennis Association (‘Kent’), in so far as the same are relevant to the activity of the Club and including amendments hereafter
  2. All Directors once elected or appointed agree to be bound by and subject to Rules and Disciplinary Code of the LTA and the General Rules and Constitution of Kent.
  3. So far as is reasonably practicable all unlicensed and unregistered coaches along with any non members using the facility will be required as a condition of such use to agree to be bound by the Rules and Disciplinary Code of the LTA and the General Rules of the Constitution of Kent.
  4. All persons mentioned in the paragraphs 1 to 3 above shall accept that the Contract( Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 applies to the agreement between themselves and the Club and that the LTA and Kent may enforce any breach.

Club Play

Monday:
Team coaching from 7 15 – 8.15pm provided by the club.
Mens 1 and 2 and Ladies 1.
Team coaching 8 15– 9.15pm provided by club
Mens 3 and 4 and Ladies 2
(£3 for lights/balls, subsidised by club but run by coaching team)

Wednesday:
All standards 6.30-9.30pm

Friday:
All standards 7 – 9.30
Often a meal is arranged after which members are very welcome to join. Everyone will need to contribute to this. For any question please contact Ron or Julie Cooper mob 07832 220859 or 0208 316 4265
Ladder matches can be played if courts available.
Friday evenings are a good time for ladder matches
The children’s competitions are from 5-7pm each Friday.

Sunday:
All standards 2-4 pm . An American for all members will be held on the last Sunday of every month 2 – 4 pm. the cost will be £5. There must be a minimum of 12 players signed up for it to take place.Please check website for details and posters inside the club house. You must sign in to take part. Please do not turn up on the afternoon unannounced.

NOTE: MATCHES ALWAYS TAKE PRECEDENCE.

Midweek members may only use the courts Monday – Friday until 5pm. Matches will take preference.
Members are expected to mix in during club play sessions.

Tennis balls are provided for club play sessions only (and matches). Members must provide their own balls at other times
Junior members are requested to give way to senior members waiting to play if no courts are available after 6pm.
Private matches may not be played during club sessions without prior agreement from Directors

Fees and charges

  1. All playing members may introduce a guest on payment of a £5 (adult) day member fee provided that the day member’s book is signed, and the day member does not play more than 3 times in one season. Juniors £2 and Students £3. This must be done to ensure the day member is covered for insurance purposes by the club.
  2. Match fees are charged at £3 per player per fixture for seniors and £2 for juniors. The Team Captain is responsible for the collection of the match fees, which must be paid to the Treasurer.
  3. Floodlights: Each player must pay £1 per club session. Separate arrangements to apply for coaching sessions.

Court Etiquette

  1. Appropriate tennis clothing and footwear (non-marking soles) must be worn on court. At no time must people
    play without a shirt.
  2. No foul/abusive language may be used whilst playing in accordance with the Etiquette of Tennis.
  3. No food, particularly chewing gum to be taken on court.
  4. No glasses or glass bottles to be taken on court at any time.
  5. Members to remove any rubbish from court and place in the bin(s) provided. Please remember that failure to do so
    means someone else has to do it!

Club House & Grounds

  1. Keys are issued with full adult membership. Replacement keys will cost £5 each.
  2. The club regrets that it cannot be held responsible for any personal belongings left in the clubhouse or its
    grounds.
  3. The last member to leave the clubhouse must switch off all the lights and heaters and ensure the Club House
    is locked. Members are also responsible for not leaving dirty cups and plates. Please wash them up!
  4. Members to ensure all rubbish is placed in the bin(s) provided
  5. With no paid officers of the club, ALL members are expected to help with the general maintenance and
    cleanliness of the club. Working parties for maintenance are occasionally required and ALL members
    are expected to participate.
  6. Smoking or vaping is not allowed on the club premise.

Medical conditions

It is the responsibility of all members to ensure they are fit and healthy enough to play tennis. If the Directors raise any concerns, then a member may be required to produce a doctor’s letter to clarify the situation.