We have a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere so whilst the rules are not constantly policed they will be appropriately enforced. The best situation is that everyone follows them.
A key is issued to members on payment of their subscription and a $25 service fee. The key will open the club house doors and operate the tennis court floodlights and the squash court lights. Keys are not transferable and must not be lent to any other person. Lost keys should be reported to the office, which has replacement keys available at $25 per key.
This is one of the most important rules in the club. If someone is booked on the court after you, you must get off at their start time. Sometimes the players coming on might give you an extra minute to finish a vital point, but that decision is theirs. To be clear, the players before you finishing late does not provide you with a reason to finish late. There are various clocks around the club, but the one that we go by, the master clock if you like, is the time on the foyer computer.
Members are asked to look after our club as if it was their home. Please report any damage to the office.
On court players must wear sports clothing. Men's shirts must have sleeves ... singlets are not permitted. Shoes must have non-marking soles. Proper squash shoes for squash, proper tennis shoes for tennis. Tennis shoes must not be worn on the squash courts because they carry the sand in and damage the floors.
A reasonable standard of dress is required in the lounge at all times. Squash players in particular should shower before staying in the bar (it is OK to pop in and out, say between your game and marking, but that is it).
Members are responsible for their visitors who must meet the required dress standards and pay the visitor's fee which is $10 per person per game, payable at the office, proshop or bar, or deposited through the posting slot in the office wall using an envelope system.
All court bookings are online for both tennis and squash and may be made up to one week in advance. Booking rules are published on the front page of the CourtBook system.
Squash: 40 minute periods starting from 6:20 am to 10:00 pm.
Tennis: 60 minute periods for singles or 90 minutes for doubles. Floodlights operate on all courts each evening (except Sunday) until 10.00pm. Lights are activated by members' access key from the lighting control box . Members wishing to practice alone or casual players may do this by borrowing a spare key from the office or bar.
NB. Members may not enter neighbouring properties at night to retrieve balls.
The gym is out of bounds for junior members. All seniors using the gym are asked to follow some pretty standard gym rules - have a towel handy so that you are not leaving sweat over the equipment, and wiping the equipment down with the spray and cloths available.
The bar and lounge area is open to all members. Juniors must respect that the senior members use the bar to relax, it is not a play area. Our club enforces all laws relating to licensed bars and encourages a responsible attitude towards drinking. Drinking games are prohibited and shot rounds are discouraged.
The following times are approximate and on non-interclub nights the bar may close much earlier:
Monday to Friday - 6.00 to approximately 10pm
Saturday/Sunday - for organised event days
A (roughly) weekly email called "Good Hitting" is the main method of communication with members. It has items of tennis or squash interest and what is happening around the club.
Please advise the office of any change of email, address or phone number (especially mobiles) so that our computer lists can be kept up to date.
Resignations should be made in writing and keys returned to the office.
The office will generally be open 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. In the late afternoons and evenings Proshop and Bar staff may be able to assist.
A master switch controls all lights and is located at the main door. Please turn this switch off if you are the last person to leave the building, or on if you are the first to enter.
Because the club is located in the middle of a residential area, noise must be kept to a minimum. Keep vehicle noise down in the carpark and observe parking and traffic signs.
It is expected that children will be either personally responsible or otherwise kept under control and supervised at all times within the club buildings and grounds.
Our club is completely SmokeFree - all buildings and all parts of the grounds.
Please do not park in carparks marked for specific purposes.
While we try to provide a safe and secure environment, all property brought to the club remains the responsibility of the owner.
We want everyone to enjoy playing and reckon a few simple court etiquette rules help.
No walking onto the court or in the case of tennis surrounds while a point is in play
No walking behind squash courts 1 & 2 while a rally is in progress - wait for a break
No walking onto a tennis court or surrounds that is being used before your allotted time
Vacate a court as soon as your time is up if another member is waiting to play
Use the appropriate/nearest gate to your tennis court. For example, do not enter the tennis courts at gate 1 to go to courts 3 to 6
No retrieving tennis balls from an adjacent court while play is in progress on that court
Return tennis balls that have come into your area to the appropriate court
Children are welcome at our club but should be supervised so as not to cause a distraction to players
Noise on adjacent courts should be kept to a reasonable low level avoid distraction to other players
Respect the club property including the nets, fencing, grounds, ceilings etc
Do not deliberately attempt to hit an opposing player
If you have any further queries about the club please contact the Club Administrator or any of the Executive Committee members.