Tennis Etiquette:

Good tennis etiquette won't give you a bigger serve, but it will make you more fun to share a court with. Click here to learn more.

General Club Information:

Lights: Lights must be turned off by 11:00 p.m.. Members must ensure clubhouse door is closed (it will lock automatically) with all lights turned off.
Front Door Combination: Accessible via Members Corner link from your account
Parking: For the safety of all players and guests,  you must park in designated parking spots only. Do Not Park on the sidewalk or grass.

Weather Rules:

Please respect Mother Nature. If thunder or lightening is heard or observed all play and junior lessons shall be suspended.  There is a whistle located in the clubhouse hanging from the bulletin board. Use this to communicate to all courts. Check here for safety precautions outdoors.

  1. If the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity.

  2. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter.

  3. The main lightning safety guide is the 30-30 rule. After you see lightning, start counting to 30. If you hear thunder before you reach 30, go indoors. Suspend activities for at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.

  4. If no shelter is available, crouch low, with as little of your body touching the ground as possible. Lightning causes electric currents along the top of the ground that can be deadly over 100 feet away.

  5. Stay away from concrete floors or walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
    Although you should move into a non-concrete structure if possible, being indoors does not automatically protect you from lightning. In fact, about one-third of lightning-strike injuries occur indoors.

Casual Play Rules:

  1. Maximum court time is 60 minutes for all play (doubles and singles). If there are no

    players waiting, play may continue beyond the maximum court time.

  2. All members must sign up on the chalkboard outside the clubhouse prior to entering a

    vacant court by entering the actual time they entered the vacant court. Members

    cannot change their start time while they are playing on the court.

  3. If a member arrives at the club and all the courts are full, that member shall add their

    names and time to a waiting list when all members of their group have arrived. At that

    time they can check the signup board to determine which court has been in use for the

    longest time and hang a racquet on the hook outside the door of the court. This will

    indicate to the members using the court that they must finish play 60 minutes from the

    time they registered on the board.

  4. As a point of good etiquette, members are asked to promptly finish play and leave the

    court after 60 minutes when a racquet has been hung on the hook on the door outside

    of their court. They must then wait 30 minutes before adding their name to the waiting

    list if the courts are full.

  5. You cannot ask members to leave a court after one (1) hour if another court is vacant.

  6. Members who have failed to register their court and start time on the chalk board can

    be immediately asked to leave the court by waiting members.

  7. Members shall accommodate the provision of private lessons on Court 6 (except Sunday

    mornings from 07:00 to 12:00). Private lessons may run continuously for more than 1

    hour and for multiple sessions. While private lessons are in progress, Court 6 will be

    excluded from all other Casual Play Rules.

  8. Please be respectful of players while waiting for a court.

Code of Conduct:

  1. The Sarnia Tennis Club is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Members, Guests/Spectators and participants shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of the Club which include fairness, integrity, mutual respect and good sportsmanship.

  2. During the course of all Club activities and events, members shall avoid behaviour which brings the Club or the sport of tennis into disrepute, including but not limited to abusive use of alcohol, and use of non-medical drugs. (NO Alcohol or non-medical drugs are permitted on premises as required by agreements with the Province of Ontario and the City of Sarnia.)

  3. Members and Guests/Spectators of the Club shall refrain from comments or behaviours which are disrespectful, humiliating, demeaning, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist. In particular, behaviour which constitutes bullying, harassment or abuse will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with.

  4. Conveners are usually the first contact during league events and understand how to proceed during any incident that may be considered a breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct.

    Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action. 

Dress Code:

Every player shall dress and present himself/herself for play in clean and customarily acceptable tennis attire.