TENNIS RULES AND GUIDELINES

  

ADULT TEAM RULES:

A-1. Adult teams may be considered full with 14 resident members for ALTA and 12 resident members for USTA teams. Mixed doubles teams may be considered full with 16 resident members. Senior teams may be considered full with 12 resident members. This is to ensure that each player can play in a reasonable number of matches. Teams may be expanded beyond these guidelines based on a vote of the team members. 

A-7. Poor sportsmanship or disrespect towards any player or the tennis staff will not be tolerated. Any violation should be reported to the Tennis Director and/or Tennis Committee. After three or more documented instances of inappropriate behavior, the player will be banned for one year from participating in any Falls events or team matches. A-8. The Tennis Committee has the option to bill each Falls resident playing league tennis an annual per person fee. This fee will go to the Tennis Committee fund to cover improvements to the tennis facility. A-9. Rules for new players: (1) Any new resident or non-resident player wishing to join a team must fill out a form that is available in the Pro Shop. This must be done for each season. (2) The Tennis Director will determine the level of play for the individual and place that player on the appropriate team. (3) A player whose rating will alter the level of the team cannot be added without a vote of the resident team members. (4) The Tennis Committee has the final decision on team placement. 

COMPLETE LIST OF TENNIS RULES AND GUIDELINES CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW: 

https://www.admin.foundationtennis.com/pages/gafallsautrymill/files/Final%20Tennis%20Rules%20revised%2008-2018.pdf

FAM 10 Commandments - Promote Good Sportsmanship on our Courts by... 
  • Understanding and following the "Rules of Tennis" and the "FAM Tennis Code of Conduct".
  • Not entering a court when play is in progress on adjacent courts.
  • Congratulating your opponents when they hit good shots.
  • Always announcing the score.
  • Always beginning a point with two balls if you are serving.
  • Always waiting to serve until your opponent is ready to return.
  • Not asking for balls that have strayed to adjacent courts when play is in progress.
  • Calling all shots "IN", unless the shot is clearly out.
  • Not shouting across adjacent courts for any reason.
  • By treating your opponent as you would want them to treat you.
  • Remember that in our neighborhood, tennis is a recreational activity, enjoyed by amateurs.  The priority is friendly competition and fun.
CAPTAINS/CO-CAPTAINS

Outside players may not captain or a team!

NON-RESIDENTS
In the event that existing teams do not have enough players to make a roster, outside players may be allowed to play on the Falls teams.