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  1. Proper tennis shoes must be worn by all persons entering the court enclosures. A proper tennis shoe is one that is made primarily for the purpose of playing tennis -- NO BLACK-SOLED SHOES. No jogging or basketball shoes will be allowed. Any person wearing improper shoes will be asked to leave the courts.

  2. Proper attire includes shirts and shorts (or tennis skirts) -- no bathing suits. Players not wearing shirts will be asked to put a shirt on or leave the courts.

  3. Children under 9 years of age will be permitted to use the courts only when accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Non-playing children must remain outside the court enclosure for their safety and as a courtesy to others.

  4. Pets are not allowed inside the court enclosure.

  5. To avoid damage to the playing surface: smoking, eating, and drinking (except water) are prohibited inside the court enclosure. Tennis ONLY -- no skate boards, roller skates, roller blades, or bicycles are allowed on the courts at any time. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED!

  6. Courts are to be locked at all times. Please remember your KEY.

  7. Snow may be removed from courts using squeegees and brooms ONLY. No shovels or other hard or sharp objects are to be used due to severe damage to court surfaces.



  1. The HOMESTEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL (Dan Lewis) Tennis LLC has the Lower North COURT available for his use, when needed, for lessons, Junior Team Tennis drill classes, etc. At some times the use of South Court will be necessary for Junior Team Tennis

  2. The tennis year will be divided into two parts with each part having its own prime time schedule.

    1. While school is in session, all adult and children association members may have access to the courts with equal priority to 5 p.m. on non-holiday weekdays and AFTER 2 P.M. ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. Holidays are defined as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. During prime time (after 5 p.m. on weekdays and until 2 p.m. on holidays and weekends), adults have priority. Children under 18 may play during prime time, but may be bumped.

    2. During summer vacation from school, all adult and children association members may have access to the courts with equal priority to 4 p.m. weekdays. During prime time (after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day holidays and weekends), adults have priority. Residents under 18 may play during prime time, but may be bumped.

  3. When courts are full and others are waiting, please abide by the following procedure:

    1. The first court occupants to finish a SET (not a match) will give up their court and go to the bottom of the waiting list of those people physically located at the court at that time.

    2. The player(s) at the top of the waiting list will then go to the court most recently vacated and play ONE SET.

    3. This rotation will continue on all courts until players are no longer waiting. NOTE: The 12-point tie-breaker should be used if games reach 6-6. Warm-up time before starting a set should be limited to ten minutes. If you are not going to play a set and just want to practice hitting balls, practice should be limited to 30 minutes.

    4. Whenever courts are full and people are waiting, doubles play is strongly encouraged. General courtesy should be followed at all times.

  4. Residents under 18 working full-time will be granted full adult tennis privileges after they have notified the Association Office about their work situation.


  1. Guests are welcome, but must be playing with a homeowner.

  2. A house guest is always welcome and is considered a member.

  3. Please be aware that the courts are for Homestead Homeowners and be considerate about the frequency in having guests.


  1. The Tennis Manager reserves the right to schedule the courts for special events, such as tournaments and USTA and CTA league use.

  2. Special events will be posted on the tennis court bulletin boards about 2 weeks in advance. Interested players are urged to participate.


  1. These rules are subject to change.

  2. Any complaints or suggestions should be submitted to the Tennis Manager .


The ONLY reserved playing time this season is indicated on the Master Court Schedule posted at the North, South and West Courts, and also detailed online (click here). Otherwise, NO PRIVATE RESERVED playing time is available, and no homeowner is permitted to reserve the courts for any reason without prior authorization from the Tennis Manager.

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