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Tennis Rules & Regulations & ALTA - UTA

1. All court times must be secured through the online reservation system, . This requires each resident to register in the system with a
    username and password. See the tutorial on the Chimney Springs website.
a. The Chimney Springs Tennis Reservation Coordinator will block out courts for
    league play in advance of the 2 day rule.
b. Individual reservations may be made no more than 2 days prior to playing time,
    (i.e. A resident may reserve a court from 12 am Friday morning for play on
    Sunday). One resident’s name must appear on the website to
    hold a court and only one court per name. As a consideration to your neighbors, if
    your plans change and you will not be using the court you reserved, please cancel
    your reservation on the website.
c. Residents may hold a court for a maximum of 2 hours.
d. A court is declared open if vacant 10 minutes after the sign-up time.
e. Juniors(ages 15 and under) may sign-up:
i. BUT must yield to adults:
1. 8am – 2pm and after 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday
2. 8am – 11pm on Friday; and
3. 8am – 2pm and 5pm -11pm on Saturday and Sunday
ii. AND not yield to adults:
1. All day Monday and Wednesday
2. 2pm - 6pm Tuesday and Thursday, and
3. 2pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday
2. Courts 7 and 8 are designated as instructional courts and are the only courts to be used by
    professionals for instruction. When not reserved for instruction or league play, these
    courts are open for reservation by a resident.
3. Proper tennis attire (tennis shoes, shirts, etc.) should be worn while on the courts.
4. A resident must accompany guests to the courts.
5. NO PETS are allowed on the tennis courts.
6. Repair due to malicious damage is the responsibility of the resident.
7. Children who are not playing tennis should not be on the tennis courts.
8. No food or beverages are allowed on the courts except for beverages in non-breakable
9. Clean up balls, ball containers, lids, and court caddies, etc., before leaving the court.
    Trash and recycle containers are available in areas around the Tennis Facility building.
    Return furniture to its proper place.
10. The last resident to leave the court area should turn off the lights.
11. BIKES must be walked through the tennis area, and parked in the parking lot
12. SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLERBLADES are not allowed on the tennis courts or in the
      tennis court area including the parking lots. Skateboards must be carried through the
      tennis area.
13. SNOW OR ICE removal from the tennis courts should only be attempted by the use of
      rubber squeegees, soft bristle brooms, or blowers. The use of salt, sand, or other
      chemicals as well as metal or plastic objects (e.g. snow or garden shovels, or ice chipping
      devices) is strictly prohibited.
14. A resident who wishes to hire a Guest Pro instructor other than the Chimney Springs Pro
      must abide by the following regulations:
a. Submit a completed “Teaching Pro Registration” form (available on the CSHOA
    website) seven days prior to the date of the lesson. Only Pros who are registered
    and members of a professional group [USPTA – United States Professional
    Tennis Association, and NTR - National Tennis Registry, are 2] and who have
    liability insurance will be permitted to use our instructional courts with a resident.
    A member of the Tennis Committee will verify the information. Once a Guest Pro
    is vetted, a list of these Pros, who meet the above requirements, will be kept in the
    HOA office.
b. The resident may reserve court 7 or 8 using the 2 day rule for court sign-up.
c.  A lesson may not exceed 90 minutes.
d. A non-resident may participate in the lesson as a guest as long as the host resident
    is present on the court during the lesson. No Guest Pro, nor any non-resident guest
    has playing privileges on Chimney Springs courts unless in the company of the
    resident host.
e. The resident is responsible for the condition of the court after the lesson. It must
    be left in good condition for any resident who may follow the lesson.
15. If a person violates the Rules and Regulations for Tennis, they may be subject to the loss
      of their amenities privileges.
The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) and the United States Tennis Association
(USTA) allow our community members to test their tennis skills in a social and amateur
competitive atmosphere. The Chimney Springs Tennis facility will be available for
ALTA and USTA team play at the discretion of the Chimney Springs Homeowners
•All teams and team member are subject to additional rules that govern only league
play. Teams found in violation of these rules may be suspended from play on
Chimney Springs’ courts.
•The Tennis Committee will block-out court time for league play ahead of the 2
day rule to ensure availability of courts for the teams. Each team will be allowed 2
courts for league play.
1. Only individuals currently residing in Chimney Springs are eligible to play on
an ALTA or USTA team. If said individual moves after the rosters have been
submitted, that person may remain and play on that team for the current season
only. The only exception to this rule will be a non-resident property owner who
retains from his/her renter the community amenities package. Only one (either
property owner or renter) may use the amenities facilities in Chimney Springs.
2. Teams may NOT sign up for extra courts for a match. You may take a chance
and use an empty court understanding that you must relinquish that court to
any resident at any time.
3. Teams will be granted blocked-out court time when a complete roster and
schedule is submitted to the Tennis Committee and office at least one week
before the season begins. Please email the schedule and roster to . There is an underscore between
rosters and schedules with no spaces. The captains’ Key Card will be
authorized for Kitchen access at the same time
4. The number of ALTA and USTA teams will be limited. The maximum number
of teams based on court availability for any one time slot is 6 (e.g. there may
only be 6 ALTA or USTA teams for the Thursday Women category who play
from 9am to approximately 1pm). ALTA and USTA are responsible for seeing
that no more than 3 teams are scheduled for Chimney Springs courts at any one
time slot.
5. NEW TEAMS: Requests for new teams must be presented to the Tennis
Committee along with a copy of the tentative team roster. Prior to submitting a
final roster, all potential new teams should inform the community of its intent
by posting a notice in the newsletter or on the Tennis Facility bulletin board.
6. The number of players on any ALTA or USTA team is a function of the ALTA
or USTA rules for forming a team (e.g. Thursday Women must have 12 players
to form a team. There is no upper limit).
7. ALTA and USTA vacancies must be filled in the following manner:
•  Notice of an ALTA or USTA team vacancy must be placed in the
    newsletter and/or posted on the Tennis Facility bulletin board for two
    weeks prior to the selection process.
•  The appropriate selection process will be left to the discretion of each
    team captain.
8. ALTA and USTA teams’ matches canceled due to inclement weather may have
blocked-out court time IF the team is playing as a “dual meet” (i.e. 5 positions
playing in rotation on 2 courts). The captain should contact the Reservation
Coordinator for the rescheduling of the match. The Reservation Coordinator
will handle this blocked-out makeup time on a first come, first serve basis, and
will schedule a maximum of 3 teams per time slot. This will also depend on the
regular play schedules of other teams.
•  Individuals rescheduling a match must use the 2 day rule for court
9. All teams may schedule ONE Scrimmage Dual Meet per season as blocked-out
court time, with only one team taking 2 courts at any one time (i.e. two teams
cannot have blocked-out scrimmage matches at the same time). It is up to the
captain to schedule this through the Reservation Coordinator and will be
accommodated on a first come, first serve basis.
10. CLEANUP: Each team captain or (as for Juniors) team “mother/father” is
responsible for cleanup following every home match. Clean up includes
replacing furniture and court supplies to their respective places.