Court Rules

The Courts are Yours! Remember, it is the responsibility of each member to take care of our courts and to set a positive example for others in the community.

General Rules

  1. You must be a current Amberlea Tennis Club member to use the courts
  2. Club events (league play, lessons, etc.) will pre-empt general play. Please check the court calendar

Code of Conduct

Amberlea Tennis Club strives to provide a safe, welcoming and positive environment/ atmosphere for the members, programs and facilities.

It is a club for all players regardless of playing ability, and the focus is on recreational tennis and having fun.

The courts, including the practice court, are to be used for their intended purpose, namely playing tennis and nothing else.

Active members are allowed to play with guests up to 3 times a season without a membership. After that, guests are strongly encouraged to join.

Given the diversity of the membership and the location of the courts, i.e. in Shadybrook Park and in close proximity to a school and playground, all members and guests are expected to conduct themselves on and off the courts in a dignified manner and display sportsmanship at all times. The goal is to encourage a community in which individuals are treated with respect, dignity and fairness.

The use of profanities, threatening language and/or violent gestures towards anyone as well as racquet abuse will not be tolerated.

The Executive takes the above very seriously and any violation of these as well as the court rules will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the severity, actions can range from a written warning to the expulsion from the club.

Note: Amberlea Tennis Club and its members and guests will also abide by the City of Pickering’s “Zero Tolerance Policy” at all times.

Court Rules

Court Time

You can play at any time and play until other members show up. If both courts are busy:
- then the new arrivals will check with the players on both courts to determine who has played the longest.
- Once that has been concluded, the players on that court will be able to play for another max 30 minutes and will then have to come off.
- Again, if both courts are busy, the players who have just come off will now have to wait 30 minutes - unless someone/others were already waiting and they will get priority.
In this way, everyone will get a fair share of court time.
IMPORTANT: Always check the club’s monthly calendar – posted at the courts and on the website – before heading down to the courts as planned leagues and events such as junior lessons, drop-ins and tournaments take priority.

Tennis attire

Appropriate tennis attire and shoes (non-marking) are required for all play. Shirts must be worn at all times.


All guests must be accompanied by an active member. All guests play at their own risk. Guests are expected to take out membership after their 3rd visit.


Please make sure the gate is securely closed when you enter and leave the courts. Also, please remember to switch off the lights before leaving the courts.

Durham League Code of Conduct