• New and existing members must complete a membership application form and pay joining fees within two weeks of the season start (by 14th September). To assist members in budgeting, the club can arrange a payment-instalment schedule, which must be agreed in advance with the Club Treasurer.
• New and renewing senior and intermediate members have until mid October apply for membership
• Juniors must be registered by 14th September to be included in the Term 1 coaching intake. Juniors who miss the Term 1 coaching intake must wait until the Term 2 Coaching intake in February.
• Upon payment of or agreement of a payment schedule, members will receive their tennis shoe-tag (and a court key, according to membership level opted for).
• The shoe-tag MUST be worn on shoes or clearly displayed on members’ tennis cover or bag to identify them as members.
• Members not displaying their shoe-tag may be refused use of the courts.

Club etiquette:
• Members and guests must be suitably attired at all times and wear appropriate tennis clothing.
• Members are not permitted to play shirtless.
• Court shoes only must be worn on court; black soled or heavy-treaded trainers, basketball shoes, jandals, casual trainers or bare-feet, among others, are not permitted.
• Members and visitors are asked to refrain from using offensive language at the club.

Members’ guests and fees
• Guest players contribute to court wear and tear. It is reasonable they contribute to the courts’ upkeep.
• As a privilege of club membership, key-holding members may bring guests to use the club’s facilities provided a $15 fee is collected from each playing guest per session. This fee is to be given to a club committee member at the earliest possible opportunity.
• Guests are subject to the Club’s policy around clothing and permissible footwear. Members must ensure their guests meet the Club’s dress standard.
• The Club expects transparency, honesty and commitment from members in executing their responsibility to collect and reimburse guest fees.

Interclub protocol
• Members representing the club at interclub competition level are reminded that they are representing both The Club and the local community. They should at all times be attired and behave appropriately, to represent the Club and local community in a favourable and positive light.
• The Interclub team captain will brief team players on the protocols in place around Interclub. Members playing Interclub should familiarise themselves with Interclub rules.

Food / Drink
• Alcoholic drinks are not to be consumed on court.
• Food should not to be consumed on court, excepting fruit/energy bar type products.
• Litter, plastic bottles/caps and food/refreshment waste is to be removed from the courts.

• The court gate must be locked behind members on entry to ensure members’ use only.

Mobile phones
• As a courtesy to other players, all members, guests and spectators are politely requested to turn off or silence cell phones at court-side or while playing, to minimise disturbing other players.
• Members or guests needing to make calls should do so away from the courts.

Personal property
• Members and guests’ belongings are stored in the club house at owners’ risk and the club shall not be responsible for loss or damage of any personal equipment left in the clubhouse or on the courts.

Clubhouse and equipment
• Members using club equipment must put all equipment back tidily.
• Members using the clubhouse facilities should ensure all dishes, glasses and cups are washed, dried and put away.
• Interclub members must clean-up both upstairs and downstairs areas after hosting visiting interclub teams.

All members (from junior to senior) and guests are subject to the same rules.

Suzanne Florian
President - Te Atatu Tennis Club