Attenborough Lawn Tennis Club

Rules and Regulations

The aim of these rules is to ensure that the Club is a safe, pleasant and welcoming place for everyone.

  1. These regulations are enacted and enforced by the Club’s Committee, and may be changed at any Committee meeting. A copy will be available on the Club’s website and on the Club notice board.
  2. The Club is affiliated to the LTA and the rules of the LTA and the Notts LTA shall also apply.
  3. By joining the Club, all Members agree to be bound by, observe and comply with the Rules, Policies and Procedures of the Club.
  4. All the Club’s fixtures, re-scheduled matches, tournaments and social events are to be posted on the club website and on the Club notice board.
  5. Reserved court times for coaching, men’s match practice, ladies match practice and other similarly approved sessions by the Club’s Committee are also to be shown on the Club’s notice board.
  6. A Junior member may be appointed Junior Captain. This is to encourage the social and development potential of the juniors and to give them certain responsibilities.
    This post is to be at the discretion of the Club Coach /Tennis Development Officer of the Club’s Committee.
  7. Damage, Injury and Loss: Neither the Club nor any Committee Member can be held liable for any damage, injury or loss caused by any act or omission of a Club Member. All Club Members must comply with the Club’s Health and Safety policies and procedures. Members must accept responsibility for their own safety.
  8. Dress: On the courts, all members must wear appropriate sportswear and non marking trainers.
  9. Behaviour: Club Members and their visitors shall at all times whilst on the Club premises, conduct themselves in a manner which reflects favourably on the game of tennis and the Club, particularly when in the presence of Juniors. Persistent audible obscenities, swearing, abuse or misconduct of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Members should follow any Code of Conduct set out in Club policies such as the Safeguarding Policy.
  10. Order of Play:t is expected that members will make up sets by mixing in with preference, on a Saturday afternoon, given to mixed doubles. If the courts are in demand, then doubles should take preference over singles and, if people are waiting to play, those on court should play for no longer than one set or 8 games to give others a chance to play.
  11. Courts: TWhenever conditions allow, members must brush the courts after use in order to maintain them. Before playing, members must decide whether courts are safe to use. The Committee may suspend or prohibit play if court/s are deemed unfit.
  12. Tennis Balls: Throughout the year, good quality balls will be placed at the Club by the ball steward. Members must return all balls to the clubhouse after play.
  13. Junior Members: Juniors have priority use of the courts on Saturday mornings for coaching and Sunday (until 10.30 am) mornings for Junior social play. On Saturday afternoons Juniors may join in with adult social play on the recommendation of the Club Coach. These Juniors may also join in with Men’s and Ladies’ nights (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Other Juniors are welcome to use court 4 when it is free, i.e. not being used for coaching, matches or adult play. Junior members under 12 must be supervised by an adult.  We recommend that parents/guardians know where their children are at all times.
  14. Visitors: Each visitor and accompanying member is to sign the visitors’ book on arrival. No visitor may be the guest more than six times a year.  Daily visitor’s fees are displayed in the club house.  A visitor’s fees box has been provided in the Club House.  Visitors’ fees should be placed in the box immediately after signing in the guest or posted through the letterbox with a note explaining what they are for. It is the responsibility of the Club Member to ensure that these Visitor rules are followed and that their Visitors are aware of the Rules, Policies and Procedures of the Club.
  15. Match Practice: Courts 1, 2 and 3 are used for match practice on Wednesday and Thursday evenings by the men and ladies respectively.
  16. Club Welfare: Club House furniture, crockery, glasses etc must be left tidy after use.  There must be no smoking anywhere on the club premises.  The last users of the premises must see that the Club house is properly locked and the chain is put over the entrance.
  17. Children: Parents/Carers must see that their children behave correctly and safely when on the Club premises.
  18. Prams and Bikes: These are not permitted on the courts.
  19. Animals: No animals or pets are permitted in the Club House. Pets brought to the Club must be on a lead and under control at all times. In the event of any concerns for the safety or well being of any person, the Committee reserves the right to require the Member or Visitor to remove their pet from the premises.
  20. Social Play: Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Bank Holidays or whenever there is a free court, having allowed for Men’s match practice, Ladies Match Practice, coaching sessions, summer camps and matches.
  21. Parking: Members should park safely and with consideration for other members and neighbours.