Club Handbook

Club Rules

Only proper tennis clothing is acceptable for court play. Unacceptable clothing includes, but is not restricted to: cut-offs, beach wear, and playing stripped to the waist. In all cases the determination of appropriate tennis attire will be at the discretion of MTC staff or Executive. Wear sport-appropriate footwear, not sandals or street shoes. Tennis shoes must have flat, non-marking soles. Other soles may seriously damage or mark the surface of the courts.
Please behave with courtesy and consideration at all times. Refrain from disrupting the play of those on court.
  • Do not cross behind other courts while play is in progress.
  • Close gates firmly behind you when entering and leaving the playing area.
  • Any balls coming on your court should be returned promptly to the rightful owner but NOT while play is in progress.
  • Never interrupt others to ask for return of your tennis ball. Wait until play has stopped.
  • Spectators are not allowed in the playing area. Only those listed on the court booking, authorized MTC staff and volunteers are allowed on court. Animals and children should be properly supervised off court.
  • When waiting or watching play in progress, conversation should be kept low so that you do not interfere with the concentration of players on court.
  • Yelling, foul language, facility abuse, or other inappropriate behaviour is unacceptable.
  • Do not play on wet courts or when there is lightning overhead.
Disruptive or unsafe behaviour may result in your being removed from the facility at the discretion of MTC staff or Executive.
  • Attendants - An attendant will be present during most high-traffic hours to control access to the Club and ensure the Rules and Regulations are observed.
  • Court Times - “Scheduled” playing time each day is from 8:00am until 11:00pm.
  • Court Booking - To book courts members use their GigaSports accounts accessible on www.miltontennis.com. Singles play (1 hour) requires two names. Doubles play (90 minutes), four names. Adult and Junior members over the age of 13 are allowed 3 advanced bookings in a 6-day period during Prime Time. Only 1 advanced booking per day per member. Same day bookings excluded. Courts reserved for league play and Club events will be designated in the system. See the Booking Rules posted in GigaSports for more detail.
  • Court Cancellation - Please cancel at least 3 hours prior to court booking. Call the Club if you do not have access to a computer. Cancellations and no-shows are monitored. GigaSports accounts may be suspended at the Executive’s discretion if members fail to follow cancellation policy.
  • Court Changes - The Clubhouse clock is the official time and all players must leave the courts at the end of their time slot. Players may not come off the courts before the end of their time slot for the purpose of reserving another court. Playing on one court while having booked another court is NOT permitted.
Group bookings authorized by the Club and Pro lessons have priority. Prime Time is 6:30-10pm on weekdays and 8:30-11am on weekends. Juniors under the age of 13 may not book in Prime Time.
  • Junior - under 18, as of December 31 of the previous calendar year
  • Adult - 18 years and over, as of December 31 of the previous calendar year
  • Senior - 60 years and over, as of December 31 of the previous calendar year
  • Couple - any two adults in the same household
  • Family - any two adults plus children under 18 in the same household. Juniors (at age 16) have the option of taking out an Adult membership for extended playing hours.
All guests must be accompanied by a member, sign the Guest Book, and pay their fee ($10.00 per Adult per day and $5.00 per Junior per day), to MTC Staff prior to play. In the absence of MTC Staff, guest sponsors are to collect the fee and pass it, along with the guest’s name, to the Club at the earliest opportunity. Guests will be accorded the same privileges as members upon paying the required fee. The same guest is allowed to play only five times per season. Guest privileges are for casual play only. *NOTE: The access code for the gate combination lock is for members only and not to be shared with non-members.
  • It is the responsibility of each member to share in the upkeep and maintenance of the courts. It is essential that the playing surface be kept clean, dry and free from dirt or other debris that could cause damage to the court surface or injury to players. Accordingly, the MTC Staff or a member of the Executive may declare the surface unplayable until a specific situation is rectified. The nets may be lowered until the courts are made playable. Members wishing to play must resolve the situation, or wait for repairs to be made.
  • When the courts are wet, players arriving to play must first dry a court making it suitable for play, taking care not to damage the court surface. This rule will remain in force until all courts have been dried. Players will not be allowed to play on wet courts.
Only beverages in capped, unbreakable containers are allowed on court. Players are responsible for cleaning up their own spills, especially any that may affect playing conditions or damage the court surface. Please place all litter and recyclables in the appropriate container.
  • The use of ball machines, hoppers, or play with more than 3 balls is restricted to courts where a match is not being played on an adjacent court or to courts where divider nets are supplied.
  • Court 8 is the preferred lesson court. Every effort will be made to use courts 1, 2, 3, & 8 for spectator events (such as league and tournament play).
During Club sponsored events, all possible efforts will be made to keep at least two courts available for general play. Occasionally, all eight courts may be in use, but as soon as possible, courts will be made available for booking.

The Executive reserves the right to revoke membership privileges for failure to abide by Club rules.