Courts

Only paid up members of Tramore Tennis Club are permitted on the premises (except where green fees are paid by a non member). An adult must accompany juniors under 10 at all times. Proper tennis attire must be worn. Only tennis to be played on the courts.

All members must abide by the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children in Sport. Copies of this are available in the Clubhouse. Club Competitions and Events take priority.

Code of Conduct

1. Once you have entered a tournament play by the rules of tennis, put forth a full and honest effort regardless of the score or expected outcome.
2. All problems or disputes to be reported to the tournament committee. Tournament and umpire decisions are final and should be respected.
3. Players are expected to respect their opponent and maintain full control over their emotions and the resulting behaviour throughout the match.
4. Spectators including parents and friends are welcome to watch and enjoy matches. Their role is clearly restricted to that of observer with no involvement of any kind. Applaud good play by visiting players as well as your own.
5. It is your obligation to call balls on your side.
6. If you have any doubts as to whether the ball is out or good you must give your opponent the benefit of the doubt and play the ball as good.
7. Any out or let call must be made immediately.
8. If you call a ball out and then realise it was good you should correct your call.
9. Do not enlist the aid of spectators in making line calls.
10. The server should call set score [e.g. 5-4] before starting a game. And the game score [e.g. thirty-forty] prior to serving each point.
11. If players cannot agree on the score they may go back to the last score on which there was agreement and resume play form that point.
12. Wait until the players on another court have completed a point before retrieving or returning a ball.
13. Never use unfair or bullying tactics to gain advantage on or off the court.
14. Win with grace and lose with dignity.
15. Full Rules of Tennis can be downloaded from here

Bookings

Booking system in operation. Court times will vary depending on demand.
Juniors have priority during the following times:

Winter Time (September – June, includes School Mid-terms, Christmas and Easter)
Weekdays from 3pm-6pm.
Saturdays from 10am-6pm on 4 courts. One court is reserved for senior use.
Sundays (and Bank holidays) senior members have priority.
Summer holidays (July & August)
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm on 4 courts. Juniors are allocated courts, by one of the office team, in 30 minute slots. One court is allocated to senior members during this time, by the office team, in 1 hour slots. Senior members can only use additional courts if they are not required by junior members. If senior members are on an additional court, they can be asked to move or vacate the court, if it is required by juniors.
Sundays (and Bank holidays) senior members have priority.
At all other times senior members have priority.

Please be aware that if you are playing outside your allotted time you can be asked to vacate the court.

Junior members are permitted on the club premises after 6pm under the following exceptional circumstances:
1) If authorised to play on the senior ladder.
2) If a court is free they may play with their own parent. Note one parent per child.
3) Courts must NOT be booked with juniors are part of the booking.
4) Parent child combinations must give way to senior members immediately.

If this privilege is abused it will be withdrawn. During Senior Competitions juniors under 14 must vacate premises by 8pm.

Booking system for senior times
Once a week on a Saturday a timesheet is placed on the external noticeboard at the clubhouse allowing courts to be booked on a first come first served basis. Please note that each member may only book 2 courts per timesheet.

Green Fees

All visitors are required to pay the following Green Fees:

Adults: €7 per hour
Juniors: €4 per hour
Visitors may pay and play up to 6 times during the year.

If visitors are not accompanied by a club member, they must sign the Visitors Book and pay the Green Fee to the office on duty. If visitors are accompanied by a club member when the office staff is not on duty, the club member is responsible for ensuring the Visitors Book is signed. The Green Fee should then be placed in a Green Fees envelope which can be found, along with further details, in the Visitors Book.

Court lights

Tokens for lights are available for purchase from the office at the clubhouse or from Tommy Farrell Petrol Station, Riverstown, Tramore.