Brampton Tennis Club Rules

Court Etiquette (Abbreviated Rules)
  1. No singles when courts are crowded - unless on court #1
  2. No offensive language, disorderly conduct, damaging of court property
  3. Children under age 9 are not allowed in clubhouse unsupervised
  4. No Juniors allowed in clubhouse after 7:30 P.M.
  5. No Junior play after 7:30 P.M. when adults are waiting
  6. Maintenance crews only to groom courts
  7. No playing on courts when closed until approved by manager or grounds crew

Court Play
  • Singles shall not be played when all courts are full and players are waiting, unless there is a sanctioned tournament in progress, or unless being played on court #1.
  • The booking blackboard shall be used at all times by all players.
  • The names of each player on each court shall be noted on the booking blackboard and the starting time.
  • Double booking is prohibited – no player may be placed on the booking blackboard for one court while playing on another. The player can only be placed on the booking blackboard at the end of existing play.
  • A player cannot be placed on the booking blackboard unless present at the club.
  • When all courts are full, the length of play shall be restricted to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes.
  • Up to seven (7) courts may be reserved by an Officer, with the Board, for league matches, special tournaments and club tournaments.
  • Juniors are entitled to use four (4) courts Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. until the end of the school in June. See court schedule posted in the clubhouse.
  • Ladies ICTA league team to have the six (6) courts every Wednesday morning (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) from the opening of the club until mid-August in each year.

Court Priorities
  • Pre-juniors may only use court #4 and the half court
  • Juniors and pre-juniors may not use any courts after 7:30 PM except when receiving instruction from the club instructor on court #4.
  • Junior under the age of 9 years and pre-juniors must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Use of the clubhouse is restricted to senior and intermediate members after 7:30 p.m.
  • The groundskeeper shall have priority for the maintenance of the courts at all times. Maintenance shall be done preferably between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Only three courts at a time shall be allowed to be closed by the groundskeeper during maintenance.
  • Only the groundskeeper, or designate is allowed to groom the clay (Har-Tru) courts. Club members are “not” allowed to groom the clay courts at any time unless supervised by the grounds person.
  • The grounds person, or his designate, is to post a “Courts Closed” sign if courts are not playable after a storm. The grounds person also determines when the courts are playable again.
  • NOTE: If after a storm the courts are wet and no signs are displayed please do not play on them. If you are unsure please contact the groundsperson or the chairman of grounds. (phone numbers are in the clubhouse).

Supervision of Children
Children under 9 years of age shall not be allowed into the Club at any time unless accompanied and constantly supervised by an adult.

Disciplinary Action
Please refer to Clubhouse binder under Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures and By-Law Number 5.

Apparel
  • Proper Footwear
  • Tennis Wear

The Brampton Tennis Club is unique in the area because of its clay courts. However, they do require additional maintenance on the part of the groundskeeper as well as the general membership.

It is very important that all players wear the proper type of tennis shoes. The key feature is a type of shoe that generally has a flat sole rather than treads.

The shoe on the left illustrates the correct type, while the one on the right would definitely damage the clay surface and must not be worn.

Players wearing improper shoes will not be permitted on the courts.

All members shall wear proper tennis attire and smooth-soled tennis shoes must be worn at all times on all courts.

Examples of proper tennis attire would be:

  • Tennis shorts and skirts
  • Shirts with pictures, logos, or printing on them are allowed, but the pictures, logos or printing must relate to tennis or a sporting goods manufacturer of tennis products. Any size lettering is permissible.

    NOTE: For more information concerning tennis attire, please refer to the poster and binder in the clubhouse

Tennis Canada Rules

Rules of the Court (2017)