Rules of Membership

As sanctioned by club committee on 10/01/2011.

Membership Categories

Full Annual – courts available at all times except when allocated to matches or coaching.
Mid-week – courts available on weekdays until 6.00pm.
Improvers – courts available when not required by full members or for coaching.
Students – same as Full Annual
Social – club facilities excluding tennis courts.

Coaching Priorities

1 Court reserved for coaching at all times except Wednesday evening and Saturday/Sunday afternoon social tennis sessions.

Social Tennis times

Wednesday       7pm – 10 pm

Saturday           3pm – 6.00 pm

Sunday              3pm – 6.00 pm

Organised by a committee member.

Balls are supplied by the Club

When others are waiting, a short knock up to be followed by a short set.

(tie break at 5-all).

Floodlit Tennis

Switches for the floodlights on each court are located in the Clubhouse hallway near to the drinks machines. Please turn off after use if no-one is waiting to play.

Non Social Tennis – Vacating Courts

When other players are waiting play may take place for 1 set or 30 minutes at which time the players should either make up doubles or vacate the court.

Tennis Clothing and Footwear

Essential that non-marking tennis shoes are worn at all times on court.
Exclusions: football and cycling wear.
When representing club in matches recognisable tennis clothing must be worn.

Visitors and Appropriate Fees

Cost £4 senior £2 junior.
Visitor to be introduced by a member for a maximum of 6 visits.
Potential members may play a maximum of 3 social tennis sessions before joining.

Reservation of Courts

All reservations must be made through the office.
Match fees – when representing the club at home & away matches, players must pay a fee of £3 to the captain.

Use Of Bar/Kitchen/Office

Bar should be kept locked and opened only by committee members.
The club office is solely for the use of club officials.

Members Responsibilities

Last person leaving the club is responsible for ensuring the clubhouse and entry gate are secured and the alarm has been activated.

Care should be taken when using club facilities.

Court Etiquette

Warm up exercise should be undertaken before going on court.

Members should be considerate to others by not walking behind the courts when rallies are in play.  This applies to members whether they are on or off court.

Players should be aware of play on adjoining courts when returning/collecting balls and only do so in between rallies.

Members must walk round the nets at changeover to avoid damage to the net.

Players should not interrupt or interfere in matches and should refrain from making loud conversation on an adjoining court.

On/Off court behaviour disciplinary code

Within the club, whether on or off court, members must show respect for others and refrain from using behaviour or language that offends.

When playing against other clubs, whether at home or away players are required to conduct themselves in a manner that will uphold the good reputation of Wilton Tennis club.

Where a player has, in the opinion of other members seriously or repeatedly infringed the required code of behaviour the committee will have the power to:

Warn or severely warn the member that their behaviour is unsatisfactory and require the member to show the necessary improvement

Suspend the member from playing and/or from the club for a period considered to be appropriate to the seriousness or persistence of the offence

Terminate the person’s membership of the club

The member will have the right to appeal against any decision.