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TENNIS

(Member Club: U.S. Tennis Association)

 

TRUSTEE: Beth Baccaro CHAIR: Catherine Weise

TENNIS DIRECTOR: Jay Nerenberg

 

Committee: Charlie Baccaro, Doug Emich, Kathie Parker, Rich & Sue Butz, Tom Heavey, Bob Weise, Barbara & Jack Odell, Stephanie Flynn, Heather Larson,Holly St. Claire, Hilary Seitz, Mark Morro,
Kathy & Bob Surgent, Lynn Clark, Stacey & Jade Landfried, Lorene Colon,
Denise McDonald, Chris Bryant

 

APPAREL AND CONDUCT

  1. All players are expected to wear neat, clean and appropriate tennis attire at all times, PREDOMINATELY WHITE, with limited color on trim and piping. NO bare midriffs or sleeveless shirts on men are permitted. Recognized logos are permitted, providing they do NOT dominate the article of apparel. Any questions about the permissibility of any article of attire can be referred to the Tennis Committee. Players in violation of the dress code may be requested to leave the tennis courts by any member of the Tennis Committee until such time as the player(s) conform to the aforementioned apparel descriptions.
  2. Footwear must be regulation tennis shoes, appropriate for clay court play and surfaces.
  3. Small children are permitted inside courts only with proper supervision.
  4. Proper tennis etiquette must be observed at all times.
  5. Members shall be expected to place all refuse in receptacles provided.
  6. Players shall be expected to enter and leave courts via respective gates outside ofthecourts. All gates shall be closed after entering or leaving the courts. Pets shall not bepermitted inside courts.
  7. Only the instructor, committee members, or club manager shall determine when courts are playable or unplayable. ONLY THEY hang the sign on the gate indicating the courts are closed. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  8. Guests must be registered by the sponsoring member prior to play. A guest sign-in form will be located on the bulletin board at courtside and must be signed prior to play. The $20.00 guest fee will be billed to the members account. It is the responsibility of ALL members to insure all guests are signed in.
  9. A member-guest ratio of 1:1 must be observed at all times, unless prior permission is granted by the Tennis Committee and/or Tennis Chairperson. Guest limit is 6 times per year.
  10. Parents are responsible for their children’s conduct and attire.
  11. Members are expected to cooperate and obey the rules and directions as written above.
  12. Officers, Trustees, Members of the Tennis Committee, adult Club employees and the Tennis

    Instructors have the authority and responsibility to enforce these rules.

  13. Violations of the above rules may be reported to the Tennis Committee who may deny or revoke tennis playing privileges.
  14. Frequent or flagrant violations of rules and/or unsportsmanlike conduct shall be reported to the Disciplinary Committee.

COURT RESERVATIONS AND CARE

  1. Reservations are for one hour per member only and limited to one reservation per day. (Except for Adult tournament matches) Courts 1 & 2 are for adult play; court 3 is designated as a teaching/junior court.
  2. Players who have reserved a court must commence play not later than fifteen minutes after the hour or forfeit the court. Players are asked to sweep the court and leave promptly at the end of the hour.
  3. Reservations may be made with a steward one day prior to play in person or by phone. Reservations may also be made at courtside on the day of play for courts that are vacant.
  4. A player making a reservation must state his name and the names of ALL persons who willplay on that reservation. The one hour per member reservation per day applies to all players on a reserved court.
  1. Courts may be reserved Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; (subject to revision with the Jr. Clinic and league schedules)
  2. Practice i.e.: Lessons and use of ball machine etc. is limited to Court 3.
  3. Courts must be swept after play by the member unless there is a steward present.
  4. Watering of courts will be scheduled each evening at 9 pm. special watering will occur between 12 pm -12:30 pm as dictated by court conditions. No play is allowed during watering operations.

ADULT OPEN TENNIS

  1. There shall be Adult Open Tennis as follows:
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 8:00 am to dark.
    • Monday (Courts 1 & 2 only) from 8:00 am to noon.
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday (all courts unless clinics are being held on court 3) from 5:00 pm to dark.
    • Wednesday mornings from 8:00 am to noon (except on the ten Wednesday’s when Ladies Team Tennis has home matches.)
  2. Ladies Team Tennis Home dates will be posted at the start of the season.
  3. The Ladies Team Tennis matches are played from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (or until completed)
  4. NO CHILDREN ALLOWED DURING ADULT OPEN TENNIS.
  5. Play will be limited to one set if there are other players waiting.
  6. Employ a 12 point tie-breaker at 6-6 if there are players waiting
  7. Players are asked to be considerate as to length of warm-up time.
  8. Groups shall claim courts in order of time of arrival or in order of preference.
  9. No players shall play consecutively while others are waiting.
  10. Doubles shall prevail over singles unless no one is waiting.

JUNIOR TENNIS

  1. When there are NO lessons, Court #3 is designated as the Junior court on Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. When there are league matches scheduled on Wednesdays, court #3 is designated a junior court from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Reservations are required for these times except for Jr. Clinics. Junior members must wear white tennis apparel at all times.
  2. Juniors may play on Courts #1 and #2 when they are free provided no adult claims the court

    prior to fifteen minutes after the reservation time.

  3. Juniors may play with adults on Courts #1 and #2 at any time provided a ratio of 1:1 is maintained except during Adult Open Tennis times. The same ratio shall hold for adults playing with juniors.

MRYC WOMEN’S TEAM TENNIS

  1. MRYC women’s tennis teams B and C participate in the Jersey Shore Tennis League for 10 weeks, June - August.
  2. League matches are played on Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM or until completion.
  3. By League rules, individuals are paired “to field the best possible competition.” Lineups in positions relate to experience, non-official USTA individual ranking, availability, and coach/ captain selection.
  4. Each team is limited to 25 players who in turn select the team captains.
  5. Inquiries for League rules or more detail may be directed to the respective team captain(s). To be determined at the start of the season.

TENNIS TOURNAMENTS

  1. Sign-up sheets will be included in a mailing prior to the Spring Cocktail Party and also located on bulletin board at courts.
  2. Sign up deadlines shall be noted on sign-up sheets and will be adhered to.
  3. A $15.00 entry fee per person per event will be billed to your account.
  4. Registration must be received 48 hours prior to draw party.
  5. Seedings and pairings shall be announced at the draw party. Time and place of draw party will be announced in the Newsletter.
  6. All tournaments must be played by the posted deadlines or entrants may be disqualified.

  1. Reservations for tournament matches must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Court #3 may NOT be reserved for tournaments. Courts may not be reserved during Jr. Clinics.
  2. All club matches shall be the best of three sets except the Filial tournament which will be determined by a 12 point tie-breaker if there are split sets. A ten minute rest period may be requested by either player after the second set. A 12-point tie-breaker shall be used in case of a 6-6 tie.
  3. Rules pertaining to age brackets shall be consistent with those established by the U.S.T.A. for juniors, 18 years of age (as of their birthday) and under.
  4. During tournament finals non-tournament play shall NOT be permitted on any court immediately adjacent to the tournament court.

 

MRYC 2018 TENNIS SCHEDULE

 

DAY

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Sat.

04/14

Spring Clean Up (rain date: 04/22)

9:00 a.m.

Sat.

05/12

Opening Day Tune Up

9:00 a.m.

Sat.

05/26

Spring Cocktail/Dinner Party

5:00 p.m.

Fri.

06/08

Tournament Draw Party

5:00 p.m.

Sat.

06/09

Women’s Doubles Derby

8:30 a.m.

Mon.

06/25

Jr. Programs Begin

 

Sun.

07/01

Exhibition Match

5:00 p.m.

Tues.

07/04

Red, White & Blue Day at the Courts

9:00 a.m.

Sun.

07/09

Breakfast at Wimbledon

9:00 a.m.

Fri.

07/27

Women’s Member Guest

8:30 a.m.

Sun.

08/05

Swinging with the Stars

2:00 p.m.

Sat.

08/11

Junior Tennis Finals Day

1:00 p.m.

Fri.

08/17

Jr. Awards Night

6:00 p.m.

Thurs.

08/23

Adult Tennis Finals

4:00 p.m.

Fri.

08/24

Adult Tennis Finals

4:00 p.m.

Sat.

08/25

Adult Tennis Finals

8:00 a.m.

Sun.

08/26

Adult Tennis Finals

8:00 a.m.

Mon.

08/27

US Open Bus Trip

8:00 a.m.

Sat.

09/22

Men’s Member Guest

8:30 a.m.

Sun.

09/23

Davis Cup

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sat.

09/29

Mixed Member Guest

8:30 a.m.

Sun.

10/28

 Davis Cup Dinner

*Junior/Adult Tennis Clinics

Tues./Fri.

Pee Wee (age 4-6)

9:00 – 9:45 am

10:00 – 10:45 am

Mon./Wed.

Juniors Groups 1, 2, 3 & 4

12:30 – 5:30 pm

Mon./Fri.

Adult

8:00 – 9:00 am

Wed.

Adult

5:00 – 6:00 am

 

Note: Juniors Program is separated into four groups:

  1. 7-9 year olds QUICKSTART. Develop stroke technique, hand eye coordination and rally skills. 10 and under balls will be used.
  2. Group A of 10-12 FUTURES. Teach the fundamentals of all shots, with an introduction into point play through games.
  3. Group B of 10-12 CHALLENGERS. Higher Skill Level with continued teaching of technique, but more emphasis on point play.
  4. 13 and up VARSITY. Focus on live ball drills and point play situations. This class is expected to be involved in interclub matches.