CVTC is introducing several changes for the 2021 season. Please review our policies below.
These policies are subject to change based on court capacity and in effort to ensure reasonable access.
We offer many opportunities that cater to our members different needs. Our courts are open for play between 7am-11pm daily until early November.
CVTC would like for all our members to have access to this great benefit. Please be considerate if your plans change & cancel your reservations as soon as possible.
We ask that you be fair and share!
CVTC will monitor court usage, as well as your feedback, and adjust our policies if necessary.
1. Each member can book 3 days in advance. or 4 days including today
2. Courts are released for booking on a rolling basis, e.g. for Saturday 10am-11am, you can book at earliest Wednesday 9am.
3. Each member can have 1 outstanding booking per day and 3 outstanding bookings over 4 days, with the following exceptions:
3.a past booking doesn’t count, even on the same day
3.b bypassing restrictions in 2 hours. e.g. if you reach the maximum quota above, but you wish to book a 7pm court available, you can do so after 5pm
3.c Event (Monday Social Robins), Pro Lessons, do not count into the quota above.
4. Cancellation within 2 hours will result in a penalty point, unless a valid reason sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. No-Show will result in a penalty
6. 3 penalty points result in a suspension for a week
7. Singles can book 1 hour – 2 players, and Doubles can book 2 hours – 4 players. Flexibility is also given to Ladder player on court #5 (up to 2 hours Ladder), and One person booking on court #1 (before 4pm or after 9pm)
When entering the court
When preparing to enter the court, please wait quietly at the gate until the players on the courts nearest the gate have finished a point. Then, quickly go to a free court, ensuring that you are not moving behind a court where a point is in play. Wait until the point is over then move quickly along the fence line to your own court. Make sure you completely close the gate so balls cannot roll out.
The rules of tennis call for “play to be continuous”. The server should be sure his or her opponent is ready before serving; while the receiver must be prepared to play to the pace of the server.
The server should always have two balls available before serving to avoid delays between first and second serves.
Players should not argue about the score. It is the responsibility of person serving to call out the score in advance of serving. Each player (or team) should call all balls that bounce on their side of the net.
One of the most fundamental principles of tennis when played without an umpire is that you must always give your opponent the benefit of the doubt . The rules provide that a ball is “in” unless it is clearly seen as “out”. If a ball has touched even a portion of the line, it is good. If you are in doubt as to how to call a ball because you have not seen it clearly, you may ask your opponent to help you on the call. If you do so, you must accept your opponent’s call. Never play a let because you are unsure of the call.
Do not offer calls on your opponent’s side unless asked for assistance by him or her.
A ball is in play until it strikes the ground or fence outside the court. Allow a ball that appear to be going long to bounce before calling it out or hitting, catching or otherwise touching it.
Never ask a person not directly involved in your match for assistance on a matter of ‘fact’. You may seek the advice of the Club Pro regarding the ‘rules’ of tennis but not for assistance with interpreting the facts of any given situation on your court.
Do not talk or shout to a player while a point is in play. And do not talk to players involved in a match on another court until their match is over.
Ball rolling onto other courts
If a ball rolls onto your court from an adjacent court and you are rallying (not yet playing a match) – stop rallying and return the ball immediately to one of the people on the next court. If the players from whose court the ball came are in mid-point, wait until they finish or gently roll their ball along the fence behind them. If the ball is from a court farther away, wait until play on any intervening court is stopped.
If a ball rolls onto your court from an adjacent court and you are in the middle of a point – either stop the point immediately, if the ball disturbs you or your opponent (in which case you must replay the point), or return the ball as soon as the point is over.
If your ball rolls onto an adjacent court, stop rallying, wait until the players on other court are not in the middle of a point, then tell them that the ball is from your court and ask for its return.
When your opponent is serving and the point is over, if there are any balls on your side of the net, pick them up quickly and return them directly to the server.
If your opponent has served a fault, quickly clear a ball that is interfering with play but otherwise do not go after it. Wait until the point is over to return balls to the server. If an extraordinary delay is created between first and second serves replay the first serve.
When leaving the court
When you have finished playing, always thank your opponent(s) and your partner, in doubles. In match play, shake hands with your opponent(s).
Wait until players on the court between you and the gate are finished a point before crossing their court. Then, move quickly along the fence line to the exit, ensuring to completely close the gate behind you.