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Debbie Sainz 
Senior Community Association Manager
manager@wcamanager.com


Charlotte Adams
Community Association Manager
officemanager@wcamanager.com

Phone: (813) 926-6404
Fax: (813) 926-1821
10049 Parley Drive
Tampa, FL 33626

 

Kelly Shires

Program & Facilities Manager (PFM)
wcacenter@wcamanager.com

Phone: (813) 855-0662
10405 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626

 

Tennis Rules

Tennis Court Hours 8am to 9pm 

Tennis Court Entrance driver's license, or official ID required 

WESTCHASE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
TENNIS FACILITIES
RULES & REGULATIONS
APPROVED AT WCA BOD Meeting 11-8-07; Amended on 05-12-11; Amended 06-13-13;
Amended Jan 9, 2014, Feb 6, 2014; Aug 14, 2014; Amended Mar 12, 2015; June 2017


GENERAL RULES FOR TENNIS COURT FACILITIES
  Reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Residents can reserve only one court per day for a maximum two-hour interval. Reservations shall be made by residents only up to three (3) days in advance;
• Tennis Court Hours are from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, weather permitting;
• Other than USTA standard tennis, no other ball sport is permitted on the tennis courts.
• The tennis courts are restricted to WCA residents and their guests;
• Proper tennis attire and footwear is required.  Swim suits, tank tops, cut-offs, bare chests, etc. are prohibited on the courts.
• No candy or gum is allowed on the courts.
• All players and guests are expected to show courtesy and good sportsmanship at all times;
• Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by a responsible adult;
• Alcoholic beverages, food, glass, bikes, skateboards, roller-skates and pets are not allowed on the tennis courts;
• No walking across the courts while play is in motion.  It is also recommended that players alternate entrance or wait until play or lesson is over to ask if you can walk through courts;
• Eye Wear protection is recommended;
• Bicycles are to be placed in the bike racks located at the tennis facilities;
• The tennis courts are not to be used in foul weather, or if moisture or other conditions render the courts use unsafe;
• Swim & Tennis staff has the authority to restrict use for inappropriate use of the facilities.

DEFINED RULES & REGULATIONS FOR TENNIS COURT FACILITIES

RESIDENTS
1) It is encouraged that all residents make a reservation for court time by calling the Swim & Tennis Center Office at 813-855-0662.  The reservations would apply to both the Countryway Facilities and West Park Village Facilities.
2) The Operations Manager and Tennis Director shall be the facilitators concerning the use and scheduling of courts.
3) Any WCA tennis instructors shall be allowed to use up to any four (4) courts of the six (6) Countryway courts, and never taking more than two (2) courts at the West Park Village facility. However, tennis pros are allowed use of any 6 courts for programs or tournaments, and must leave 4 courts open at either of the tennis facilities at any time, at the discretion of the tennis pros.
4) Reservations may be made up to three (3) days in advance.  The resident may always play until the next person arrives for their assigned court time.  Resident may also move to an unoccupied court after the reserved court time has elapsed.
5) A player or group of players may not reserve two (2) consecutive court times.  An individual may play two (2) consecutive court times, as long as it is with a different player or group of players.
6) A WCA member has until 15 minutes past the inception of the court reservation time to begin play, or the court may be assigned to another member for the balance of the reservation time; this rule excludes WCA tennis pros.
7) Players must surrender the court within five (5) minutes of the time when their time is called by waiting players, whether the pending game is completed.
8) Tournaments, programs and leagues scheduled by the Tennis Director or Facility Manager take precedence over regular play.
9) No person other than WCA staff shall use any WCA facility to provide tennis instruction for compensation nor solicit or give the appearance, compensated or not, of providing lessons.
10) Each resident is entitled to bring up to (4) guests to play at the tennis court facilities.

GUESTS
1) Out of town guests may use the facilities if accompanied by a resident or registered in the guest book; The WCA resident must register their guests in person at the Countryway Pool office
2) Members are requested to ensure that the guests comply with all the rules and regulations relating to court play;
3) Management or staff may request identification for guests before access to the courts is granted.

LEAGUE PLAY
A strong, broadly supported tennis program makes the community a better place to live.  The purpose of these rules is to encourage maximum participation by residents of Westchase in the tennis leagues, while ensuring that all residents still have ample access and convenient court times.
1) All residents shall have first priority to join a Westchase tennis league.  A notice in the WOW, on the tennis bulletin boards or flyers delivered to residents is sufficient.  New league teams must obtain approval from the WCA Board of Directors or Facility Manager.
2) The minimum number of residents needed to form a new or continuing league team is 50% of the required number of players.  League captains and co-captains must be Westchase residents.  A copy of the roster with names and addresses submitted must be given to the Tennis Director or Facility Manager. Unapproved league teams will not be permitted to host tournament play or team practice.
3) There is a $25 court usage fee for non-residents.  The resident can reserve for league play up to three (3) hours at a time and is permitted to use no more than five (5) courts at a time.

CANCELLATION OF COURT TIMES
If a resident needs to cancel a court, please do so prior to the reserved court time.  If a reservation if your name and the court is a no-show, the resident will be placed on the no-show list.  If the resident’s name appears on the no-show list three (3) times, tennis privileges may be revoked.