Berkeley Rules & Court Etiquette

Berkeley Tennis Club By-Laws

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Berkeley Rules & Court Etiquette
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Members who are delinquent in the payment of dues by club opening are not entitled to play.

Tennis Attire

Men may wear sleeveless shirts with a finished edge. Women must wear shirts or

tank tops (no halter tops). Players must wear tennis sneakers suitable for clay courts.

Signup Procedure

Only a club member may sign up for a court. They must do so in person, and must stay at the club until time of play. Players must take any available court. With the exception of court 4, a single player may use a court for practice, but may not hold it if someone is waiting.

Signup must list all the players’ names and starting time. Incomplete signup may result in players being bumped.

Practice Wall

Players using Court 4 must move to any available court if a player wishes to use the

practice wall. If a person is practicing against the wall, he/she is entitled to 45 minutes of play.

Time of Play

Two or three players (singles) one hour. Four players (doubles) one hour. If no one is waiting they may sign up again for an additional hour. All four players must come off the court to sign up for additional play. Players may play until time is up or until they are bumped.

Court Etiquette

When entering or leaving a court, players must wait until they are invited to pass.

Please go on or off the court with your group. Walk briskly to the next court.

If a ball rolls on to your court, please roll it back to a waiting player or against the fence.

Please be sure to close the gate after you open it.

Court Maintenance

Courts will be maintained whenever possible between 12 noon and 1 pm daily.

Players who vacate courts for maintenance must sign up again.



Children must be supervised by parents or guardians at all times. Children are allowed on

the courts only when they are playing. Guest children are allowed in the club ONLY if accompanied by a member or the pro-manager. Children must wear proper tennis attire and sneakers suitable for clay courts.



Smoking is not permitted on club grounds.


Pets are not permitted on club grounds.



Members must sign in their guests in the guest book and pay the $15 fee before play.

Discount guest coupons may be purchased in packs of five for $50.

A guest may play a maximum of FIVE times in a season.
Guests are allowed to play any time during the week and after 11am on Saturday and Sunday.


Violations of club rules, gross misbehavior and unresolved disagreements between

members should be reported to any governing board member or to the pro-manager.

Our club has earned a reputation for being a very “friendly” place. Please think friendly.

Accommodate your fellow members.

© 2019 Berkeley Tennis Club
311 Tremont Place, Orange, NJ 07050


mailing address: PO Box 886, South Orange, NJ 07079

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