2021 TENNIS RULES AND REGULATIONS

We are pleased to welcome our tennis members for the 2021 season. A key for the driveway and tennis gates has been mailed to members. If you are the last to leave, please lock both the tennis court gate and driveway gate upon exiting. 

 

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: 2021 rules have been modified for safety, to enable social distance, and to comply with government and public health mandates. Rules may be added and/or changed as conditions evolve. Changes will be emailed to members and posted on the Sun Valley website and at the courts. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Sun Valley Swim & Tennis Club, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  

 

Spot checks will be conducted and member privileges may be revoked for non-compliance. 

 

FACE COVERINGS 

  • We strongly encourage everyone to follow state and CDC guidance regarding mask use 
     

Face-Covering Advisory for Unvaccinated Residents 
The Department of Public Health will issue a public health advisory effective May 29 that advises all unvaccinated residents to continue to wear face-coverings in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance. 

 

TENNIS COURT USE 

  1. Tennis courts are for tennis playing only. No stickball, street hockey, roller blades or bikes allowed. 

  2. COURT TIME MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE (see below).   

  3. ONLY MEMBERS MAY USE THE COURTS. NO GUESTS ALLOWED.  

  4. Tennis Courts 1, 2 and 3 are open for both singles and doubles play. 

  5. Follow CDC guidance regarding distancing while interacting with opponents, during warm-up, play, changing sides, dispute resolution, congratulations, and water breaks. Players should stay on their side of court and avoid changing ends. 

  6. Review and follow USTA’s guidance for Playing Tennis Safely and Safety Guidelines.  

  7. Bring your own tennis balls and racket. Use of lesson balls is not permitted. Sun Valley does not provide rackets. 

  8. Proper footwear (non-marking sneakers) must be worn on the tennis courts at all times.  

  9. All children under age 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when on Sun Valley property. 

  10. Hand sanitizer is available inside tennis courts. Please use before and after play (during as necessary).  

  11. Stay home if you are ill, experiencing symptoms, tested positive, awaiting test results or subject to quarantine. 
    Self report if you test positive for COVID-19. 

  12. COVID-19 waiver required to use the tennis courts. 

  13. Do not leave anything on the courts. Bring out everything you bring into the courts. 
     

COURT RESERVATIONS 

  • Unreserved courts or no-shows after 15 minutes of reservation start may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • To promote fair use, bookings may be made one week in advance only. 

  • Each person is limited to two court reservations on the calendar at any given time. 

  • Playing time is limited to one hour (if court is open after play you may make another reservation to extend play). 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS AND BALL HITTING 

  • Lessons permitted on Court 3 only. Ball hitting may take place on any court. 

  • You must schedule directly with the tennis pro (lessons) or tennis assistant (ball hitting). See website for details. 

  • Cancellations require 24 hours notice. 
     

TENNIS PRACTICE WALL 

  • Advance Reservations must be made for the practice wall as well.  

  • Each person is limited to two practice wall reservations on the calendar at any given time. 

GUEST FEES 

Tennis only: $5.00 per person. Live-in guests, tennis only: $20.00 per person per week. 

GENERAL PROVISIONS 

  1. All persons using the tennis facilities do so at their own risk.  Parents are responsible for their children at all times. All children under age 10 must be accompanied by parent or guardian while on Sun Valley property. 

  2. Sun Valley Associates, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any accidents or injury in connection with tennis facility use, or for loss or damage to personal property. 

  3. Ball machine encouraged for lessons.  

  4. A replacement key is available for $5.00. Please contact the Manager for a replacement key if you lose yours.  

 

YOUR HEALTH 

  • Stay home if you are sick (or if anyone in your house is sick) and avoid close contact with others. 

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible). 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 

  • Clean frequently touched items/surfaces with household cleaning spray or wipes. 

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands. 

  • Notify Sun Valley right away if you or a family member is diagnosed with COVID-19. 

 

THE GENERAL MANAGER CAN REVOKE COURT PRIVILEGES FOR THE HOUSEHOLD IF ABUSE OF RULES OR COURTS ARE SEEN OR REPORTED.

 

updated June 22, 2021 and subject to change

COURT RULES & ETIQUETTE

In addition to the official tennis rules, we would like to remind you that it’s also important to be mindful of court etiquette, a set of unofficial rules that signify good tennis sportsmanship. Please know and abide by the following rules which will ensure a better playing experience for all members.

  1. Please wear appropriate attire on court. Shirts must be worn, non-marking shoes only.

  2. Speak quietly while on court. No profanities, yelling or screaming at any time.

  3. Cell phones must be silenced.

  4. No food, drinks (other than water and sports drinks) or chewing gum on courts.

  5. Do not play with the brooms, squeegees or displace the chairs and whiteboard.

  6. Please keep the courts clean by picking up all balls and throwing away any trash.

  7. Never walk behind a court when a point is still in play. Wait until the point is over and ask permission, then cross as fast as possible.

  8. Do not retrieve a ball from another court while their point is still in progress. Please wait until they finish their point and let them know a ball is on their court.

  9. If you are around the tennis courts but not playing, please keep noises to an appropriate level and respect members who are playing.

  10.  Always be safe. Do not participate in any behavior that would risk injury to anyone else, such as throwing or hitting balls when not asked to, throwing your racquet or any other object on or off the court.

  11. Have fun! The entire objective of playing tennis, aside from being good aerobic exercise, is to have fun. You can follow these rules of etiquette and still have a good time on the courts - the players on adjacent courts will appreciate it.