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TENNIS COURT RULES

Courts are open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Starting time on Courts 3, 4, and 5 is 8:00 a.m.  Bel Air Ridge has an open court policy.  Members may play on any Court that is not reserved.  Club tournaments and special events have priority over individual play.

Tennis Lessons
Lessons are to be given only on Courts 1 and 2 solely by the Bel Air Ridge Tennis Staff. Outside tennis pros are not permitted. Court 1 is always reserved for the Bel Air Ridge Tennis Pro. Court 2 may be used for lessons subject to the continuing approval of the Tennis Committee.

Reservations
Reservations and Court use rotation commences on the hour. Reservations may be made two days in advance. Since the Tennis Shop is closed on Mondays, Wednesday reservations may be made on Sundays.

Phone reservations for weekday play are accepted Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Weekend reservations are accepted by phone between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and in person after 11:30 a.m.

Court reservations may be made for two hours for either singles or doubles except during prime time, when singles’ reservations are limited to one hour. Prime time hours include 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on weekends and holidays (inclusive). 

Members may reserve another Court on the same day only after completing their first reservation.

No more than two members of the same family may make an advance reservation on the same day. There is a ten (10) minute grace period for holding a reservation.

Guests
A Member must accompany guests. Members are responsible for the behavior of their guests. Members are limited to no more than three (3) guests per Court.

Courtesy & Clothing

Please, be considerate and courteous to other players and those on adjacent Courts.

Glass beverage containers are prohibited on the Courts. Please pick up litter.

Only shoes with non-marking soles are permitted on the Courts. Shirts must be worn on Courts 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

Pets, bicycles and skates are not permitted on the Courts.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Tennis Courts and the surrounding areas.

Juniors
Children under ten years of age must be supervised by an adult. Junior players (10 – 16 years of age) may reserve Courts to play until 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. on weekends.          

 

(Amended June 2012)


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