Code of Conduct

Sportsmanship

  • Set a positive example
  • Introduce yourself to new members
  • Play fairly; acknowledge good shots; shake hands at the end of every match
  • Be aware that children and beginners are always nearby copying behaviour
  • Anyone yelling, swearing, or abusing equipment or any of the STC facilities will be warned once, and then asked to leave the courts
  • If further reprimand is necessary, membership may be revoked with no fees returned

Etiquette

  • Be considerate of others
  • Be patient awaiting your turn to play; let others finish their game
  • Be prompt in leaving the court at the end of an hourʼs play
  • Return balls to other courts only when others are prepared to receive them
  • Wait until play has stopped on another court to get your ball
  • Return balls directly to others
  • Refrain from practicing your service return on ʻoutʼ serves

Dress Code

  • Proper tennis attire is required
  • Rubber-soled athletic shoes showing the current STC shoe tag must be worn at all times. Players not wearing the tag may be asked to leave the court
  • No bare or stocking-feet, sandals, boots, roller blades/skates may be worn on STC courts
  • Tennis/athletic clothing must be worn. No cut-off shorts, bathing suits, or jeans may be worn on STC courts