Court Booking Rules

Court Booking Rules

  1. All eight (8) courts are reserved for the use of Whiteoaks Park Tennis Club members according to the posted schedule. Only members can book courts. Members without a shoe tag cannot book courts.
  2. The club clock is the official time for booking and changing courts and members are not allowed to change the time of the club’s clock. Each court booking is for 30 minutes.
  3. Courts 1-4 rotate on the hour and half hour. Courts 5-8 rotate on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
  4. The sign-up board must be used at all times. The tennis courts are available on a first come, first served basis.
  5. Players using a court cannot be bumped out when other courts are available. If nobody is waiting, players can continue to play until someone else takes over the court.
  6. A single player cannot book a court and cannot remove existing players from a court. Doubles do not have priority over singles.
  7. The names must be readable on the board (“J+3” or “M+J” are not allowed). Bookings created with alternate names are invalid.
  8. Players currently using the courts are not allowed to wipe off the existing booking and sign up for following bookings. Any member can only be included in one reservation at a time on the booking board and only if they are not currently using the courts.
  9. If a booking includes members not yet present at the club it is not valid. Other players are allowed to book that court.
  10. Players who fail to take the court within five minutes of the changeover will forfeit their booking to other waiting members.
  11. Reservations can only be made for the next changeover time. No booking ahead is allowed. Please book first the courts where players have been the longest.
  12. At or after the changeover time, a court booking cannot be changed to include additional or substitute players. On the court substitutions to the players that initially booked the court are not allowed. If a court reservation is not used by the members indicated on the board, it is invalid.
  13. When a booking becomes invalid, it should be erased and becomes available to other players – those waiting the longest have priority.
  14. All bookings are subject to validation by the club’s representative who will also monitor and decide for fair amount of tennis court usage.
  15. Schedule for public holidays is the same as for Sundays.
  16. Tournaments, inter-club matches, round robins or lessons as approved by the Executive have priority on court. Check the website for updates on rescheduled events due to rain, or deviations from the official timetable.
  17. After 6:30 P.M. juniors may only play if an adult member is on the court with them, except when there are other courts available.
  18. A player not following the court booking rules or any other club rules as stipulated on the boards may be subject to termination of membership.
  19. Please notify the tennis club management of any irregularity in following the above rules by sending an email to info@whiteoaksparktennis.com or using the form located at http://www.whiteoaksparktennis.com/contact