Tennis Rules

These rules govern the use of the NCCSPA’s two tennis courts.

General Rules

  1. Reservations and Use: The tennis courts may not be used for any other purpose other than playing or practicing tennis. The tennis courts must be reasonably dry prior to use. Only tennis players may enter the tennis enclosure; anyone who is not playing tennis must not enter the court enclosure (an exception shall be made for one or more family members or friends who wish to observe from the courtside bench provided they are also wearing tennis shoes (see item 2 below). No dogs or other pets are allowed in the tennis court enclosure.
  2. Attire: All players must wear tennis shoes. Street shoes, running shoes, or other shoes with treads that mark or damage the courts, including all shoes with black bottoms (or similarly dark soles) or any shoes with wheels or other similar non tennis shoe devices, are prohibited. No one is permitted to play barefoot.
  3. Damages: Repairs for any damage (or loss) caused to the tennis court surface, nets and posts, or any and all other equipment within the tennis court enclosure (such as brooms and furnishings) shall be the responsibility of the member causing the damage or loss. The member causing the damage or loss shall be directly responsible for the reasonable cost to repair such damage or replace the loss, including any damage or loss caused by their guest(s).
  4. Court Maintenance: Members must remove any trash or debris from the court(s) they use and are requested to do so even if the trash or debris is present when they arrive. Members are also requested to use the tennis court brooms to clean the court(s) before and after they use the court(s).
  5. Backboard Use: Use of the backboard is limited to times when there are no single or doubles tennis players waiting to use a tennis court. Single and doubles players who have not reserved a court should use Court 2 if it is empty, otherwise the person using the backboard must give up the space to the waiting tennis players. The courts may not be reserved for the use of the backboard.

During Pool Season (Pool Operating)

The courts are available to all members in good standing and guests playing with a NCCSPA member. At least one member must sign in at the desk prior to play.

  1. Hours of Play:
    Weekdays: 7:00 am to dusk
    Saturdays and Holidays: 8:00 am to dusk
    Sundays: 9:00 am to dusk
  2. Courts may be reserved online in advance of play on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are made in half-hour increments for a maximum of 90 minutes per day per member. We encourage singles players to limit their time to 60 minutes when possible.
  3. Players reserving a court must arrive within ten minutes of their reserved time or forfeit the court.
  4. Guest fees will be enforced during the pool season. The guest fee for tennis is the same as that for swimming and shall be due and payable prior to using the tennis courts.
  5. The Tennis Committee may also organize tennis tournaments during the pool season. The dates and procedures for entry will be posted on the website and at the pool.
  6. All questions concerning tennis play or interpretation of the tennis rules should be addressed to the chairperson of the Tennis Committee at help@nccspa.com.

During Fall, Winter and Spring (Pool Not Operating)

All tennis rules and regulations during the time when the pool is closed for the season will be the same as those listed above, with the following exceptions:

  1. The reservation system may be in effect during months of reasonable tennis weather. Unreserved courts may be used on a first come first serve basis.
  2. There will be no guest fees during the fall, winter and spring when the pool is not operating.
  3. Players should lower nets after play during months of December through March to prevent damage to courts caused by tension on net posts during freezing temperatures.