TENNIS - CODE OF ETIQUETTE AND PRACTICE

General Points
Turn up on time to play; RULE 23 requires that scheduled matches shall commence by 6.30pm.
Talk quietly if you are near tennis courts that are in use.
Do not walk behind a court during an active point. Pass as quickly as possibly after a point has finished.
Do not disturb people on any court until they have finished.
Before starting to play, ensure any equipment you are not using (spare rackets, clothing, drinks, etc.) are out of the way.
Do not criticise your partner or opponent, be positive and offer encouragement instead.
Line calls can be hard to see from the other side of the court so you must call your own lines, ensuring your opponent can hear you - pointing with an outstretched arm also helps. A ball that touches any part of the line is good, so you don't have to say anything, but you could say "Yep!" as an acknowledgement.
If you have a disagreement with your opponent, offer a let. This means you replay the point whether it's a first or second serve.
Apologise if you accidentally hit an opponent with the ball, it is only common courtesy.
Always respect the line calls of your opponent because they are nearer than you.

Home

Officers

Clubs

History

Rolls of Honour

League Rules

Tennis Code

Chairmans Report

Championship

Cup

Winter League

Historic Records

 

CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT TENNIS LEAGUE