Code of Ethics and Etiquette
following rules are inspired from two documents published by Tennis
only a few
details specific to the club have been added.
the court 2018: http://www.tenniscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RULES-OF-THE-COURT-2018.pdf
Tennis etiquette 101: http://www.tenniscanada.com/tennis-etiquette-101/
In order to facilitate the organization of matches,
please show up ten minutes before match-time.
Players are responsible for all calls on their side of
- Call the balls “out” and “let”
immediately and in a clear way.
- Try to be fair, and in case of doubt, give the point to your
not call the balls until they hit the ground.
- Do not question an opponent’s
responsible for calling their own infractions, e.g.:
hit by the ball,
or letting the ball bounce twice,
touching the net
crossing the net,
The server is responsible for announcing
the score after each point and before each game.
A server who lets his second ball drop
when he serves should do so in a discreet way.
However, it is better to keep the ball in a side pocket.
- If the
opponent asks the server to not drop the ball, he must comply.
should try to ensure their security and that of the other players.
- Before serving, make sure that your opponent is ready to
- When a
ball from another court comes into your court, immediately stop play and
call “let” to avoid tripping on the ball.
retrieving a ball on an adjacent court, wait until the players have played
not distract other players. Do not walk/run, on or near the court when the
ball is in play.
should keep the atmosphere of leagues friendly.
a good sport.
fair and respectful.
balls to your opponent in a civilized manner.
hands with your opponent at the end of a game.
Don’t interrupt a ball in play.
before trying to cross a court. There isn’t enough room behind the baseline to do it safely when
the ball is in play.
- Do not
talk to players while a ball is in play.
- Do not
return a ball to another court while a ball is in play.
consider your safety and the safety of those around you, and wait until the
ball is no longer in play to make any moves.
bring more than three balls onto the court. Six balls are acceptable during a warm-up
of a doubles match. More than 6 is considered a safety hazard.
baskets are allowed during lessons supervised by a certified instructor or
solitary training as long as they do not disrupt other players.
lessons and solitary training, use courts 1 and 3 and hit towards side
hitting the ball in a careless or abusive manner.
10. DO be mindful of your volume.
yell and do abstain from abusive language; it is distracting and
11. Avoid using your cell phone on
should turn it off completely or set it to silent if it’s court-side.
12. DON’T eat a meal on the court.
snacks (e.g. protein bars or a banana etc.)
Beverages must be alcohol-free and in spill-proof, non-glass containers.
13. DO dress appropriately.
preferably tennis, shoes and shirt are mandatory.
14. DON’T throw a party.
you’re taking a group lesson with a certified instructor, keep it to four
players on the court at one time.
extras can rotate out as spectators
15. DO be respectful.
a spectator, be respectful to those playing.
includes not talking during a point or clapping when someone makes a
16. DON’T litter.
- Please don’t leave without your garbage.