RHLTC Rules and Regulations
- Member Identification - your proof of membership is your current year tag which must be placed on the tag board. All paid up members will receive a tag with a current year sticker. In the event you or anyone in your party are playing on the courts without a tag on the board, you forgo you membership privileges and must vacate the courts when asked to do so by the monitor or a member/s who have tagged the board. The public are entitled to use the courts when they are not being used but they are restricted to the designated public courts/time slots posted at the courts. All paid up members of the club are able to ask any non-member to vacate the courts during member hours if they have tagged the board. See court schedule posted in the notice board at the clubhouse.
- Dress Code Proper non-marking court shoes with shoe tag and approved tennis clothing must be worn. Shirts must be worn at all times.
- Etiquette - Please wait until play is finished before walking across a court to get to your court. Use maximum 3 balls for play unless in a lesson. Be prompt in sending back any stray tennis balls from adjacent courts. Do not leave empty tins, tin tops, plastic waste or other refuse on the courts. Finish on time and please close the gate when entering and leaving.
Code of Conduct
- Swearing on the courts is not acceptable.
- Throwing rackets is not acceptable.
- Loud outbursts demeaning individuals is not acceptable.
- Loud arguing about points of the game is not acceptable.
The penalties for infractions: 1) a warning, 2) removal from the court and 3) suspension of membership.
Line Calls - When in doubt, don't call it out, give your opponent the benefit of "your" doubt.
Scores - If you find yourselves unsure of the score, go back to the last score you can agree on and play from that score onward.
Tennis Canada Rules of the Court (2009) Click Here
Discipline Committee - members who have violated the Club rules and have been issued a suspension or termination notice will have the opportunity to present their case to the Clubs discipline committee. After presenting their case, the ruling of the committee is final.