Tennis

Brittany club offers opportunities for tennis players of all ages and abilities to play. It sponsors club tournaments throughout the year and there are ALTA & USTA teams for members to join as well. The club tennis rules are designed to help all of us enjoy our facilities and allow everybody equal opportunity to use the courts. Whenever you observe rules being violated, it is your responsibility to bring the violation to the attention of the offender(s). If there are questions, suggestions or problems, contact the Tennis Chairperson or any member of the Board of Directors.

General Rules

  1. It is expected that proper tennis ethics will be observed by all players. This includes consideration and respect for those on adjoining and nearby courts.  Your use of the tennis court should not interfere with nearby players.
  2. Help keep the courts clean. If you don’t dispose of your trash (especially can tops) properly, another member will have to do it.
  3. Clean shoes before entering courts 1-4. Sand and dirt will significantly increase deterioration of the court surface.
  4. Only smooth-soled regular tennis shoes may be worn on courts. No jogging shoes, basketball shoes, etc. are allowed.
  5. Shirts are required.
  6. No wheels are allowed on the courts with the exception of a handicapped player participating in wheelchair tennis.
  7. All six courts are off limits to all gatherings or activities other than playing tennis. This specifically includes groups of children playing various games, especially rock throwing.
  8. Dogs are not permitted on the courts.

Court reservations

  1. Any member may reserve courts by creating an account on reservemycourt.com using access code 3359.
  2. Each FAMILY may reserve only 2 hours of court time per day, but may play more than 2 hours if the courts are unreserved by others.  Courts may be reserved up to 6 days in advance.
  3. Teams are allowed a maximum of two courts for two hours once each week for use as lessons or practice, or both simultaneously.
  4. No more than four courts can be used simultaneously for team practices.  Team captains will be given a unique access code so that they may reserve courts for their team's practices and matches for the season.  Whenever necessary, the Tennis Chair will attempt to resolve conflicts amicably.
  5. Courts 3 through 6 may be reserved only by and for adults (18 or over) during prime time, which is after 7 p.m. daily and all day on weekends and holidays.
  6. Reserved courts are forfeited if not claimed within ten minutes after the starting time.
  7. If an official match (ALTA, USTA, T2, etc.) is being played, a full 2 hour block must be reserved and the match may be completed even if the 2 hour reservation as ended.  Subsequent reservations must wait or try another court.
  8. In consideration of fellow members, delete your reservation as soon as you discover you cannot use the court.

Guests

  1. Residents of Brittany, Cambridge Park, Oglethorpe Estates or Hampton Hall or other subdivisions listed in Article VII, Section 3 of the Brittany Club bylaws who are not club members or on the membership waiting list may not use the courts.
  2. Guests on the membership waiting list are free to use the courts under certain conditions as long as they are accompanied by a club member.  Non-core applicants can play twice a week.  There are no restrictions on the play of core applicants other than club rules.  Both, of course, must be accompanied by a club member.
  3. Guests living outside the above areas must be accompanied by a member and may use the courts no more than an average of six times per month.
  4. House guests are entitled to use the courts when accompanied by a member.
  5. Member hosts are responsible for the conduct of guests.
  6. At least one member must be playing along with guests.

Lessons

  1. All Brittany members and tennis teams (adults and juniors) are free to contract with tennis professionals to provide lessons on our courts.
  2. The number of courts available for teaching is one court for individuals and small groups and two courts for team lessons.
  3. Courts 1 and 2 must be used for lessons, with one exception explained below, because of the center net that separates the two courts and keeps balls from rolling between courts. These courts are available for lessons to individuals, small groups (three or fewer players), and teams. Only two of these groups can take lessons simultaneously. If lessons are taken by a team and one of the other groups simultaneously, the team will be assigned to courts 3 and 4 and the individual or small group can use either Court 1 or 2, leaving the other court for regular play. Lessons are defined as any teaching by a professional that involves more than three balls (usually a bucket of balls).
  4. There must be at least one Brittany Club member, either teaching or receiving a lesson, on the court at all times. 
  5. Non-member pros are restricted to two sessions of teaching per week on our courts unless the Tennis Chair waives this restriction.
  6. Under no circumstances can there be more than three pros teaching at the same time
  7. Professionals who are members of our club can teach members more than once each day but are restricted to teaching non-members only once each day and must otherwise follow all tennis rules.
  8. To be eligible to teach on Brittany courts, all professionals must be members of a tennis professional organization and show proof of insurance. They must also register with the Tennis Chair by name, telephone number and address before any lessons are given. In addition, they must also have read our rules and be willing to follow them. All members receiving private instruction, team captains and members taking team lessons are responsible for ensuring that this rule is followed.
  9. Pros are expected to abide strictly by club rules and generally accepted rules of court behavior. Pros must be aware that they are teaching at the discretion of the club. Failure to follow these standards could result in non-member pros losing their right to teach at Brittany.

Team play

  1. League play is authorized for club members, and all necessary courts will be provided for home matches. This includes ALTA, USTA and any other league program approved by the Board of Directors.
  2. Each team is responsible for its own organization but the Tennis Chair will work with the teams if necessary to make sure that all teams are equitably prepared for league participation.
  3.  Each team may include two non-members on their rosters, with a $50.00 fee (made payable to The Brittany Club, Inc.) collected from each player. A request for additional non-members must be submitted to the board. If any non-member plays before the fee is paid, they can no longer play on the team. The requests must be submitted to the Tennis Chair and the fees should be dropped into the Brittany Club mailbox next to the parking lot entrance.
  4.  Captains must submit to the Tennis Chair each season a copy of their rosters (the original and add-ons) and their schedules. Rosters should be submitted within two days of registration. Team schedules should also be submitted two days after receipt. It is absolutely the responsibility of captains to ensure that courts are reserved for their matches.
  5.  When rainouts occur, players should immediately reserve courts for their makeup matches. Under no circumstances can they take courts already signed up without permission of the Tennis Chair.
  6. Only two courts for each home match may be reserved by teams, and they are not authorized to reserve additional courts. On game day, especially when rain is threatening, additional courts can be used if they are not reserved by others.
  7.  Club members, upon their resignation or membership termination, are not eligible to continue playing on a club tennis team.
  8.  Brittany members who play on league teams at another location are not allowed to use our courts for practice sessions or makeup matches involving players on their teams.

Court care

  1. Please remove cans, bottles and other trash when you leave the court. Players (or persons) who vent their anger or frustration on court fixtures or equipment (this includes trash cans, nets, and seating) will be responsible for replacement of the broken equipment.
  2. Use Aussie Sweeps on courts 5 and 6, sweeping cross-court.