Court Allocation Policy (summer)




Summer (April – September)

1. Booking Courts

All courts will be bookable by members unless allocated to a specific event (as detailed below) or designated as a non-bookable court. Bookings should be for a maximum of 11/2 hours.

In order to maximise availability of courts :

a) Evening sessions should be from 6.30-8.00pm or 8.00-9.30pm; and

b) Courts should NOT be booked starting at either 9.30am or 11.00am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Courts over and above those allocated cannot be booked for coaching. All coaching courts are to be allocated by the Head Coach. If additional courts are required for coaching or tournaments these must be agreed by the Head Coach with the Club.

2. Junior Squad Coaching/Mini Tennis Coaching

Two astro courts 3.30pm – 6.30pm on Monday-Thursday; two clay courts 3.30pm -6.15pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and two courts 9.00am – 2.15pm on Saturday. These are in addition to the Coaching Court (see below).

3. Private coaching

One court allocated all day, every day for private coaching purposes, which will include adult training groups with the exception of the following:

> A second coaching court between 3.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday and Friday

> No coaching court after 7.30pm on Friday evenings

4. Summer League Matches (Seniors)

Three courts from 6.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, as required.

5. Summer League Matches (Juniors)

A maximum of five matches to be played over the weekend; each match will be allocated two courts for 2½ hours, starting at 2.15pm and 5pm (2 matches) on Saturdays and 12 noon and 5pm on Sundays.

6. Club Nights (Seniors)

Four courts from 6.30pm on Wednesday and Friday evenings, seven on Wednesdays and eight on Fridays from 7.30pm.

7. Club Nights (Juniors)

A maximum of five courts on Friday afternoons between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

8. Men’s Morning

Three courts 9.30am – 12.30pm on Sundays.

9. Ladies’ Morning

Three courts 11.00am to 1.00pm on Tuesdays.

10. External/Internal junior tournaments

A maximum of one tournament per month on Saturdays or weekdays during school holidays (3 courts). Prestbury Open Tournament (senior/junior) – staged daily over one week in August (6 courts maximum). Courts 7 and 8 will be bookable and available for general play by club members during tournament week.

11. Junior Tennis Camps

Courts 1, 2 and 3 between 10.30am and 4pm, plus Court 8 and the Kidzone between 9.00 and 4pm on weekdays during school holidays, as required.

12. Senior Team Practices (Men)

Three courts from 6.30pm on Sunday evenings, during April, August and September.

Any additional requirements for court allocations must be agreed, in the first instance, by the Tennis Secretary. If these are thought to be sufficiently contentious, they will be referred to the General Committee.