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2024 TENNIS RULES AND REGULATIONS

We are pleased to welcome our tennis members for the 2024 season on our NEW post-tension concrete courts. The slab was poured in October 2023 and cured over winter. The next step is to apply the sport-court surface this spring. We are working to open the courts as soon as possible but it is dependent on the weather as it must be WARM AND DRY (day and night) for a full week for proper surface adhesion. The contractor's latest update on March 1 based on long range weather forecasts is that we may be able to open the courts as early as mid-April. Keep in mind this could be delayed to late April or early May if the weather doesn't cooperate. We will keep you updated. 

The tennis practice wall and basketball court will be open for use starting April 1. The driveway gate will be locked so you will need to walk-in from Fairlawn Lane.

Digital padlock access will be granted to all tennis members when courts open for season.  

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: When unlocking the padlock, please re-lock the shackle to the chain right away. Leaving the padlock shackle in the open position drains the battery and can damage the lock in wet weather conditions. If you are the last to leave, please lock both the tennis court gate and driveway gate upon exiting.  

 

Spot checks will be conducted and member privileges may be revoked for non-compliance. Rules are subject to change. 
 

HOURS FOR PLAY ON COURTS AND PRACTICE WALL 

  • Weekdays: 7:00 am until dusk 

  • Weekends/Holidays: 8:00 am until dusk 

No play allowed before opening times listed above or after 8:30 pm

 

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

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

  5. All children under age 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

  6. Stay home if you are ill 
     

GUEST FEES 

  • $10 per visit, up to five visits per season (houseguests: $30/week) 

  • Pay at the pool check-in desk  
     

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 

  • Reservations not required.

  • Proper footwear is required.

  • Please limit your time to one hour if others are waiting.

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 SMART FOB is available for purchase for $5.00 if you do not wish to use your smartphone or smartwatch to unlock/lock the gates. Please contact the Manager to request FOB. The $5 is returned if you return the FOB.

 

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

 

updated March 1, 2024 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.

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