Haynes Landing Tennis Rules

GENERAL RULES

  1. The tennis courts are available for play year round, weather permitting, between the hours of 7:00AM and 11:00PM.
  2. Only association members in good standing and their guests may use the tennis courts and facilities. Excessive visits by any one guest may cause the privileges of the guest to be revoked.
  3. Children under the age of eight (8) must be accompanied by an adult while playing tennis.
  4. Children who are not playing tennis shall not be allowed on the courts.
  5. Absolutely no pets allowed in the fenced court area.
  6. Court gates shall be kept closed at all times for safety.
  7. The courts are for tennis only. Absolutely no bikes, skates, skateboards, scooters or other activities are permitted on the courts at any time.
  8. Violations of the rules and regulations may result in expulsion from the tennis courts for a prescribed time. In the case of a child, parents will be notified in writing.
  9. Due to the fact that we only have 2 courts, only 2 teams in each league will be allowed to form at any given time (USTA and ALTA). Existing teams have court priority over any new teams.
  10. No Haynes Landing resident can be refused admission onto a Haynes Landing team.

 

LEAGUE/TEAM RULES

  1. There will no longer be teams allowed to play at the same level or near the same level during a given season.
  2. Captains need to rotate within the roster every season. It was recommended that we adopt co-captain becoming the captain for the next season.
  3. No team can carry more than 30% of outside members on their roster. Any exceptions to this number must be approved by the HOA tennis rep.
  4. Team captains from each season will have tennis admin privileges to the website to allow them the ability to block off the additional hours needed for their matches.

 

COURT CONDUCT

  1. Proper tennis attire is required. Only flat sole tennis shoes may be worn on the courts. No black sole shoes are allowed at any time.
  2. Players must exhibit proper sportsmanship while playing (no profanity, throwing of rackets, etc.).
  3. No one, other than players and officials, shall be allowed inside the fenced area. Those waiting to play, spectators, and children must stay outside the fenced area.
  4. No food or food containers are allowed inside the fenced area. Beverages are permitted in non-breakable containers.
  5. Jumping and swinging on the nets is prohibited.
  6. No littering is allowed. Trash containers are provided for your use.
  7. No smoking is allowed inside the fenced area or on the wooden deck.
  8. As a courtesy to all players, walking behind a court while a point is in progress should be avoided.
  9. It is understood that any member causing property damage shall be held financially responsible.
  10. Members shall also be responsible for any damage done by their guests or children in their household.


COURT RESERVATIONS


  1. A tennis player may sign-up for a court no more than 7 days in advance. Court times will be provided on the hour and half hour, allowing 1.5 hours for singles and 2 hours for doubles. Provided no one is waiting, players may continue to use the courts after their time is up.
  2. Players are allowed a 15-minute grace period in which to begin play. After that time, the court reservation is forfeited. (Note: The 15-minute grace period does NOT extend the playing time).
  3. During team seasons, ALTA and USTA practice and match times are reserved and captains are responsible for blocking off the necessary times.
  4. Please be considerate. If unable to keep a reservation, a player should cancel the court time so that it may be available to others. Players who consistently sign up for time and do not show up, may have court privileges revoked.
  5. Between ALTA and USTA seasons, consideration needs to be given to individuals playing other leagues.  No team should be reserving the courts for team activities or private lessons during this time.  In the event, of teams or individuals, abusing this rule, the tennis representative has the power to override existing reservations.


CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES


  1. Tennis team rosters must be submitted to the Board tennis representative one week prior to the start of the season.  Outside team players shall be assessed $25 per season.
  2. Captains and teams are responsible for emptying courtside trash cans after each match or practice session.
  3. Captains are responsible for rescheduling ALTA and USTA matches. Captain’s first option is to use their scheduled practice time to make up matches.


OUTSIDE MEMBERS


  1. Outside members dues should be collected by the captain and submitted with a current roster to the Board tennis representative. Unidentified checks (without a roster) will not be accepted.
  2. Either the captain or co-captain has to be a Haynes Landing resident.  Match reservations can only be made by a Haynes Landing resident..