Do not damage the court surface by leaving chewing gum, sticky drink spills or other foreign substances on the surface.

Wear non-marking shoes at all times. Do not leave metal caps from ball cans, ball cans, unwanted balls, paper cups, drink bottles or other litter on or around the court. Use litter or recycling bins when they are provided. Ensure any equipment you are not using on court (spare racquet, bag, drinks, clothes etc.) is placed out of the way and will not present a hazard to players changing ends or moving for a wide ball.

Close the gate behind you when you enter or leave the courts. RESPECT PLAYERS ON THE COURT (OR ON ADJACENT COURTS). Talk quietly if you are near courts that are in use. Do not cross behind a court while a point is underway. When the point is over, move quickly across the back of the court. Spectators should not applaud players‚ errors, heckle players or call balls in or out (even if asked to do so).

Players should avoid grunting or making other loud noises.

DON’T TRY TO WIN THE WARM UP. A player should make a special effort to hit his shots directly to his opponent at moderate pace to warm up all regular shots (forehand & backhand, ground strokes & volleys, overhead). Warm up serves should be taken before starting play. Returns of warm up serves should be hit to the opponent. BE CONSIDERATE WHEN RETRIEVING OR RETURNING BALLS. If a ball from your court goes onto another court, wait for a break in play on that court (and any courts between you and the court where the ball stops) and then politely ask for the players on that court to return the ball. If the ball presents a danger to a player, alert them immediately. Return balls that come onto your court to the back of the court, at a break in play on that court. If a ball comes into your court and disturbs your game, call a let and replay the point.

THE PRIME OBJECTIVE IN MAKING CALLS IS ACCURACY A player calls shots landing on their side of the court (only). All out, let or fault calls should be made promptly. Any doubt must be resolved in favour of the opponent. Any ball that cannot be called out with certainty is considered to have been good.

A player should call against themselves, any ball (except a first serve) they see clearly out, regardless of whether there is requested to do so. A player should acknowledge promptly if a ball touches them, or if they touch the net, doubles hit a ball, or if the ball bounces twice or if they hits the ball before it crosses the net

A player may ask the opponent “Are you sure of your call?” If the player acknowledges any doubt, they lose the point. If a call is changed from out to good the point is only replayed if the out ball was put into play. A player shall not put into play or hit over the net an obvious fault.

Conduct of members

The Tennis Club Committee, may suspend/ban from the Club any Member whose conduct, whether on the Club premises or elsewhere, is, or has been, in the opinion of the Tennis Club Committee contrary to the interests of the Club, or injurious to its reputation.

The suspended/banned Member can request to meet the Tennis Club Committee at its next meeting, provided this request is submitted in writing to the Secretary 7 days prior to the date of the meeting, and any allegations against the Member shall be related (in his/her presence if he/she attends) to the meeting by a member of the Tennis Club Committee, and the suspended/banned Member shall (if he/she desires) be allowed, at the discretion of the meeting, and/or the Chairperson or designated deputy, a reasonable adjournment to enable the preparation of an answer.

The decision of the Tennis Club Committee at said meeting or at any adjourned meeting whether to reinstate the suspended/banned Member or to terminate his/her Membership shall be taken by vote and shall be final and conclusive.


The Tennis Club Committee may from time to time make, vary and revoke By-Laws (not inconsistent with this Code of Conduct) for the regulation of the internal affairs of the Club and the conduct of the Members, and the by-laws for the time being in force shall be binding on all Members. The content of such by-laws shall be posted in the Clubhouse.


By registering to join Togher Community Tennis Club, you agree to abide by and be governed by the rules and etiquette of togher Community Tennis Club. You also agree to abide by the Tennis Ireland Child Protection Policy and anti-bullying Policy. Any breaches of the above policies may result in your immediate expulsion from the club. Under Irish law, the club is obliged to report incidents of child protection, sexual harassment and bullying to An Garda Siochana.

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