Friday 20 April 2018

Butterfly Tennis Club Code of Etiquette

As well as our Club Rules we’d like to remind members of our concise but important Code of Tennis Etiquette. 

We are a small, unique and friendly club. Sportsmanship and consideration has always been part of the Club ethos, and members are expected to be friendly, polite, considerate at all times. 

Please note:
  • Often a ball from another court will end up on your court. To return a ball simply roll it safely to the back of the court, and not direct to a player unless he/she requests it. Please also wait for a break in play before asking for a ball back. 
  • Please respect the other court's space, whether playing a match or using the practice wall, try not to encroach into the next court while a point is being played. Be considerate while using the practice wall to not interfere with the play on Court 1. 
  • Keep noise to a reasonable minimum. 
  • Do not walk behind a court during an active point, pass as quickly as possibly after a point has finished. 
  • Even if their time is up, allow the players with a booking before yours to finish a final game, within reason. 
  • Wear proper tennis trainers with a non-marking sole, as other shoes may damage or mark the court. 
  • Please lower the nets at the end of the day. 
  • Please pick up balls and leave them in the yellow balls bin for recycling if you no longer need them. 
  • Please take rubbish home with you - there are no bins on purpose and members should take all rubbish home with them. This applies especially to the ball can ring pull tops as they are often left around the courts and can cause injury (if a child where to pick one up). 
  • Please try not to swear, whatever the language, we are a diverse and international community. 
  • Please cancel bookings in good time if you don't need them to free up the courts for others.