Rules & Regulations

Guests & Fees

  1. Member families shall have ten guest privileges per week including Sunday and holidays. A guest privilege consists of a day’s admission to the Club. There is a limit of five guests per member family per day.
  2. Guests must be accompanied by a member.  Guests under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult member.
  3. Guest fees are $7.   A “Ten Pass”, good anytime during the current season, is $63.
  4. Conduct of guests is the direct responsibility of the sponsoring member. All nonmembers who enter the club premises are considered guests and must be signed in. Spectators to inter-club events are exempt from this rule.

General Operation, Pool & Open Areas

The following rules and regulations are for the benefit and protection of all members and are established to assure safe and sanitary operations of Club facilities.
  1. Please respect the staff and each other.  Parents are requested to caution their children to observe all instructions of the Club Manager and other employees.
  2. We are testing out a new sign-in procedure and badges will not be issued this year.  Every family member will be required to stop by the front office daily to sign-in.
  3. Drive slowly on the approach road and parking area. Observe the “One Way” signs.  Please respect our neighbors and do not use their private property for entering Club premises. Park bicycles in the rack provided.
  4. All activities shall be regulated so that no activity creates a public nuisance.  Abusive language will not be tolerated.
  5. No running, pushing, wrestling in or about the pool area.
  6. All bathers must shower initially upon entering the pool and after physical activities or application of suntan lotions.
  7. Admission may be refused by management to anyone with colds, coughs, inflamed eye infections, wearing bandages or any other condition affecting health and safety of others.
  8. Dress shall conform to standards of good taste. Proper swimwear only shall be worn in the pool. Infants and children who are not toilet trained must wear a diaper and rubber pants. Disposable diapers alone are not sufficient.
  9. Cans and plastic bottles of beverages of water, juices and soft drinks may be consumed in the pool area. Other beverages can also be discreetly consumed inside the pool area, after 3 pm, as long as they are in nondescript, nonbreakable cups. Members will be expected to respect their fellow members with their consumption and with their disposal of their beverages.
  10. No glass containers inside the fenced areas or the bathhouse.
  11. Chewing gum is not allowed in the pool or on the concrete aprons surrounding the pool.
  12. No smoking in pool area. Please refrain from smoking in the picnic and pavillion area.
  13. Office facilities are for staff personnel only. Do not enter except by express invitation of Adult Staff. The office telephone is for incoming calls only.
  14. No pets are allowed on Club property.
  15. Children under 10 years must be supervised within the fenced pool area (see chart below).  The supervising person is directly responsible for children using the kiddie pool or the concrete aprons around the pool since these areas are potentially the most dangerous for accidents. Guards are responsible to keep the main pool under constant surveillance and must not be relied upon to supervise young children in the kiddie pool and on the aprons.
  16. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult or baby-sitter into the bathhouse.
  17. Any equipment or water paraphernalia must be reported and approved for use by Club management before entering the fenced pool area. Inflated boats, floats, rafts, etc. are not permitted in any pool area except on Raft Nights.
  18. All persons using Club facilities do so at their own risk.  The Club will not be responsible for any accident or injury in connection with such use.
  19. The Club will not be responsible for loss or damage to personal property.  Please do not bring valuables to the Club.
  20. The pool may be closed at any time for maintenance, operations, health conditions, weather or any other reason deemed sufficient by management or the Board of Trustees.
  21. Any failure to comply with these rules and regulations shall be considered cause for immediate suspension of pool privileges for the offending person for a period of one to seven days, to be determined by the Club Manager and can be considered sufficient cause for membership suspension.
  22. Checks or cash shall not be presented at the office for payment of fees or purchases.  Members will be billed periodically for all charges.  Payment is due within ten days of receipt of statement.  A service charge may be added if re-billing is necessary.
  23. In accordance with By-Laws-Article V, A. Members, Section 7: If a member is in arrears 60 days or more and has not requested and received an acceptable schedule of payment to meet his/her financial obligations, such membership may be suspended and a new member taken in his/her place.  Outstanding charges will be deducted from the bond when refunded.  If a member who has been suspended for non-payment of Club dues and/or fees asks to be reinstated, the member, if reinstated, must pay $200 in addition to the full amount of club obligations owing, including accrued late charges.
  24. These rules and regulations may be revised or additional rules established at any time by the Board of Trustees.  Complaints must be in writing, signed and mailed to the Board of Trustees at the Club mailing address.
  25. Use of the all purpose court for tennis practice shall be limited to those times when it is not in use for basketball.  Tennis backboard users shall relinquish the court to those wishing to play basketball.


Summary of Pool and Guest Privileges
Age Pool Privileges Guests
0-9 Requires supervision by adult 18 or older in pool area; age 14 and up if parent is on premises. Guests under age of 13 require adult supervision
10-12 If pass swim test, may swim without adult supervision Guests under age of 13 require adult supervision
13-17 Can swim without supervision. May bring guests; guests under age of 13 require adult supervision
18 & up Can supervise children May bring guests
Age is determined by the calendar year of birth, e.g., children born in 2000 will be considered ten for the summer of 2010.

Tennis Courts

The hard surface tennis courts will be available for use all year providing the surface conditions and the weather permit.  All members who use the courts when the pool and/or the tennis courts are not supervised must purchase a key.

  1. Under normal circumstances, at least three courts will be avail­able for general play. A tennis calendar will be posted at the Club to keep the membership informed about activities that restrict court use. Such events include: Round Robins, Team Play, Men’s, Women’s or Youth “Opens”; lessons and Club championships.
  2. Court #3 will be reserved during certain weekday hours for lessons given by the tennis staff.  Club members should sign up for lessons with the Head Tennis Pro.
  3. HarTru court maintenance will normally take place between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and may require stoppage of play.

Wearing Apparel

  1. Just as swim wear is required for swimming, proper tennis attire is required for tennis. Swimsuits, jeans, cutoffs, running shorts, and jams are NOT permitted. Shirts without collars are NOT proper tennis attire for men. Shoes must be proper tennis shoes without suction cups, heels, or sharp edges.Running shoes are not permitted on the tennis courts.
  2. The requirement for proper tennis attire applies only during the pool season. The rule for tennis shoes applies at all times.

General Rules of Conduct

  1. General rules of conduct that apply to the pool apply to the tennis courts.
  2. Members are required sign in at the front office.
  3. Guests must be playing with at least one member to use a court. On weekends and holidays during the regular season, guest playing privileges are limited to one guest per adult member on the court.  During non‑holiday weekdays when the Club is open, the “out of season” guest rules apply (See Rule 6C).
  4. Members and guests, after playing tennis, are expected to change to swim attire and shower before using the pool.
  5. Players under the age of 8 are not permitted on the courts unless accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an adult member.
  6. Members are responsible for the proper disposal of tennis cans, tennis can lids and other trash.
  7. No play equipment of any type other than tennis racquets and tennis balls may be brought on the court. Skates, skateboards, bicycles, or other vehicles are not permitted on the courts.
  8. Please avoid crossing the courts or passing behind the court of other players while the ball is in play.
  9. Children not engaged in playing tennis are not permitted on the courts at any time.
  10. When courts are fully occupied, play should be limited to a maximum of six balls per court.
  11. The Manager and/or the tennis supervisor has the authority to terminate the play of all members who clearly violate the letter or spirit of the Club tennis rules.
  12. Members of the Tennis Committee are expected to assist in interpretation and enforcement of the Club tennis rules.
  13. Members are asked to show restraint and respect the rights of other members by not monopolizing the courts.  Any questions or problems should be brought to the attention of the Club Manager, the Head Tennis Pro, or the Tennis Trustee.

Playing Priority

  1. On weekends and holidays during the regular season a tennis supervisor will establish playing priority.  At all other times players waiting to play should place a racquet in the players waiting rack in waiting order.  The member whose racquet is at the head of the rack is entitled to the use of the first free court. Should this person not be available, the racquet will be removed from the rack.  Players waiting to play should be in the close vicinity of the courts.
  2. All members, including juniors, have equal rights to the courts after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  At other times, members 16 years of age or over have priority and may ask players under 16 to vacate a court (unless playing with older players) if all are in use.
  3. The priority of play on HarTru courts is: 1. Matches with other tennis clubs, 2. Mixed doubles scheduled parties, 3. Women’s open tennis (Tuesday’s 9:00 a.m.–noon), 4. Men’s open tennis (Sunday’s 8:00–10:00 a.m.) except one court prioritized for women wishing to play, 5. Club tournament matches, 6. All other players.

Playing Time Limits

  1. Play is limited to 60 minutes for singles and 90 minutes for doubles unless a club‑sponsored activity is in progress. The time limit includes any warm‑up period. The following are exceptions or clarifications. When the courts are not supervised players are not to extend their time by only starting to keep track when members are waiting. When the courts are supervised players must leave the courts and complete a new reservation form when the time limitation has been reached.  A player may not be on the court and, at the same time, have a completed reservation form to play again, even if it is with players who are not presently on the court.
  2. The 60 and 90 minute limits apply by type of court regardless of whether a court of a different type is available.  For example, if players are waiting to use HarTru courts, those players on HarTru courts must abide by the 60 and 90 minute time limits even if a hard court is available.

Special Rules When the Club is Not Open

  1. Members are expected to purchase a tennis key at the office if they play before 9 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends during the pool season.  During the off‑season, contact the Tennis Trustee.
  2. Do not loan keys to non-members.
  3. No guests are permitted unless accompanied by and playing with a club member on the same court.  A member is entitled to a max­imum of three guests.
  4. Any member playing without a key may be asked to leave.
  5. When leaving the courts, be sure to lock the gate. Please do not park in area near tennis courts. Access to tennis should be at main club entrance. If playing when pool is closed, please park at lower lot and walk down pathway.
  6. Please sweep HarTru courts after play.

Special Rules & Procedures for Weekends & Holidays During the Regular Season

  1. A staff member will supervise the tennis courts when necessary.
  2. The duties of the supervisor are to: 1. establish playing priority and assign courts, and 2. maintain records of time, guest names, and membership use.
  3. The waiting rack will not be used when courts are supervised. Members, upon arrival, should go to the tennis supervisor, complete a waiting form, and be assigned a number.
  4. One member of the group must be available in the immediate tennis area when a court becomes free and is assigned to them. The picnic and pool areas are not considered immediate area. Members should be alert to the court activities and not rely on the staff to remind them that their turn has come. Playing time begins when a court is vacated by the previous players and is forfeited after 15 minutes of being held open; players will then lose their priority and must resubmit a reservation form.
  5. Reservations are not transferable.
  6. At least two players must be listed on the reservation form.

Special Rules for Club Matches

  1. Club matches may extend to three sets if required.
  2. In Club matches all sets will be terminated by a 12‑point tie breaker at 6 all.
  3. In Club matches each player should bring a can of balls. The winner gets the unused can after the match.
  4. Club matches shall be played on the HarTru courts unless all players agree otherwise. A match may be moved indoors due to inclement weather if (and only if) all players involved agree. Refer disputes to the tournament director, Chair of the Tennis Committee, or the Tennis Trustee.

The 7-of-12 Tie Breaker Rules

The tie breaker is played at 6-all in games. The same service rotation is used. Players switch sides after 6 points. The first team to win 7 points (with a margin of at least two) wins the set.

Here is the procedure:

  • Singles: A serves first point from right court; B serves points 2 and 3 (left and right); A serves points 4 and 5 (left and right); B serves point 6 (left) and after they change ends, point 7 (right); A serves points 8 and 9 (left and right); B serves points 10 and 11 (left and right), and A serves point 12 (left). If points reach 6-all, players change ends and continue as before. A serves point 13 (right); B serves points 14 and 15 (left and right); etc., etc., until one player establishes a margin of two points. Players change ends for one game to start the next set, with Player B to serve first.
  • Doubles: follows the same pattern, with partners preserving the sequence of their serving turns.
  • Assuming A & B vs. C & D: Player A serves first point (right); C serves points 2 and 3 (left and right); B serves points 4 and 5 (left and right); D serves point 6 (left) and after teams change end, point 7 (right). A serves point 8 and 9 (left and right); C serves points 10 and 11 (left and right), and B serves point 12 (left). If points reach 6‑all, teams change ends and continue as before. B serves point 13 (right); D serves points 14 and 15 (left and right); etc., etc. until one team establishes a margin of two points. Teams change ends for one game to start the next set with team C & D to serve first.

Rules for Pool/Tennis Parties

  1. All parties must be booked at least one week in advance.  No more that two parties per day will be allowed.
  2. Parties may be booked for Monday through Friday only.
  3. A maximum of 15 guests is allowed.  Total party not to exceed 25 attendees.  All names of guests must be submitted prior to date of party and an application must be completed.
  4. A facilities fee of $50 plus guest fees will be charged to Host account as of the date of the party.
  5. A Manager/Asst. Manager must review rules and regulations of Crestview Club with entire party prior to use of the facilities.  This will take approximately five minutes.  Host (parent) must be in attendance.
  6. Host Parent must be in attendance throughout the party.
  7. Host Parent is responsible for the behavior of guests/members.   All attendees are subject to abiding by the rules and regulations of Crestview Club.