Tennis Court Rules

The basis for the rules that follow are:
CONSIDERATION -- for other players.
COURTESY -- towards all.
CONCERN -- for our courts and equipment.
A. Member Players: Member players must carry a tennis key at all times in the court area as designated. 
B. Guests: A Burke Centre tennis member may extend the use of the courts to no more than three (3) guests at one time. The member must be present on the same court when such guests are playing tennis. When a guest(s) is present, the tennis member must post a guest list with his/her membership I.D. card in the area designated.
C. Junior Players: Junior players and their guests may use the courts at any time, but on request, are required to cease playing and surrender the court to Senior players after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, year-round. Junior players may play tennis with Senior players at any time.
D. Time Limit: Players using the courts while others are waiting are limited to one hour for singles play, and 1-1/2 hours for doubles play. The next player(s) waiting will be determined by respective time of arrival at the unreserved courts.
E. Attire: Tennis shoes are mandatory.
F. Decorum: Non-players must stay out of the court areas at all times. Loud talking or shouting, hitting tennis balls against the fence and any other practice that can be considered annoying to players are prohibited. Parents are strictly responsible for the conduct of their children. No pets, food or alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed on the courts at any time.
The following activities are prohibited on Burke Centre tennis courts: skateboarding, roller-skating, street hockey; bicycling; ball playing; roller-blading; and any other non-tennis activities.
G. Cleanliness: Brooms and squeegees are available and stored in the court area. These items should be kept in the area where they are normally stored when not in use. Trash receptacles are located next to the court entrances. All unwanted containers should be deposited into these receptacles.
H. Reservations:

1. General - The tennis courts may be reserved by tennis members for one-hour periods for singles play, or for 1-1/2 hour periods for doubles play, from May 1-September 30. Each member may make up to two reservations per week. From October 1 through April 30, all courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The following courts require reservations: Courts 1 & 2 at the Ponds Community Center; Courts 1 & 2 at the Oaks Community Center; Courts 1 & 2 at the Landings Community Center; Courts 1 & 2 at the Woods Community Center; and Courts 1 & 2 at the Commons Community Center. Reservations are to be made between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. (Please note: the Ponds Community Center and Commons Community Center courts are not lighted.)
The BCTA has been granted the use of various courts for practices, matches and tournaments. Those times will be posted at each of the courts being used by the BCTA for those activities.
Only the tennis pros that have entered into a mutual agreement with the Burke Centre Conservancy will be allotted certain blocks of times for lessons as determined by the Executive Director.
2. Group Reservations -- Any resident of a recognized group within Burke Centre, as authorized by the Board of Trustees, may reserve the courts, provided that at least one person holds a current tennis membership.
Group reservations are subject to availability. The reservation maximum time limit shall be for no more than 4 hours between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.
A group reservation request must come from a tennis member and identify the organization making the request. Group reservations must be made at the Conservancy office two weeks prior to the event to allow for planning.
3. Reservation Procedures -- Reservation lists will be posted at each court on Monday mornings. All reservations are forfeited if the reserving party arrives more than 10 minutes after the scheduled reservation.
I. Enforcement:

Any violations of the tennis court rules may result in the denial of access and/or tennis membership privileges by action of the Board of Trustees. Violations of the rules must be reported to the Burke Centre Conservancy, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA 22015-3702, Attn: Community Services Department. Office: (703) 978-2928; e-mail: [email protected] or After-hours: 1-866-878-2430
J. Questions and Comments: 

If residents fee at any time the courts are not being maintained or operated in the best interest of the Burke Centre community, please contact the Burke Centre Conservancy at 703-978-2928.
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