Respect Play Time of ALL Members
- Play time for one hour is 60 minutes
- To respect the play time of others we ask you are done playing at the end of your hour (or paid for period) so the next players start on time.
- Sweeping of courts is not required unless you would like it done prior to play.
- Thank you for respecting the time of other members.
- Appropriate tennis attire is required.
- Tennis shoes must be worn.
- Please observe common rules of tennis etiquette listed below.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the DNTC property
- Children under 12 years and under must be supervised while on the premises unless involved in an on court program.
- Food is not permitted on the courts unless DNTC has a social event.
- Grooming of your court is required after you play; brushing clay on court and cleaning lines
- Use appropriate garbage container on court and place recyclables in containers supplied.
ETIQUETTE ON COURT
• Please do not bring mobiles, iPads or similar on court with you
• All drinks must be in a sealed plastic container.
• No food allowed on courts
• Please complete playing 5 minutes prior to your hour ending so you have time to sweep and clean the lines for the next players.
• For all on-court timekeeping purposes please refer to our tennis clocks placed at court 6 and between court 2 and 3.
COACHING ON COURT
Please note that no coaching is allowed at the DNTC with the exception of the DNTC Coaching Staff. "Coaching" in this context is defined as feeding balls from a basket and giving instructions to other players on the court. In addition to coaching activities, the DNTC is not to be used by outside coaches to engage in paid coaching services. Participants in such activities will be removed immediately with no refund on court fees. This does not preclude parents from playing and practicing with their children.
The above regualtions and procedures are set in accordance with the policies and mandate of the Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre. Anyone found willfully diregarding these regulations and procedures may have their Membership, booking and/or playing privileges suspended.
Common Rules of Tennis Etiquette
Tennis is a challenging sport. But it is also a social game that involves politeness and consideration.
Here are some unwritten rules that may help you increase your pool of players:
- Wait until a point is over before walking behind a court where a match is in progress.
- Talk quietly when standing near tennis courts that are in use.
- When a ball lands on your court from an adjoining court, stop play immediately and call a "let".
- If your ball rolls into the adjacent court, don't run after it. Wait for the players on the adjacent court to retrieve the play for you and then say "thank you". If the players do not see the ball it is good practice to yell "let" if you believe the ball is in a dangerous place on the court and the players may stumble on it.
- Retrieve balls for your partner and your opponent; notify the server that you are sending him/her the ball and send it directly. Do not make them chase the ball.
- Make call of "let" or "out" immediately, and make them lound and clear.
- Provide your share of new tennis balls.
- Be sure to say the score prior to serving to alleviate any questions as the game progresses.
- Relinquish the court when your time is up.
- Observe all court rules and encourage others to do the same.
- At the end of your session, shake hands and thank your partner and opponent for the game.
- Be sure to groom your courts at the end of your hour. It only takes a few minutes.
If you are unsure what your current level of play is, consult the USTA player rating guide.