Northern Aces Weekly Tennis Session Rules

Health and Safety

a) As a first general rule, please comply with all instructions given to you by relevant organizer or committee memeber for each sessions play. As group members grow, it becomes more difficult to organize people effectively and your full co-operation in achieving this is expected.

b) All members playing during a session should ensure that their sports bags, coats, any spare rackets, food and drink etc are not left at the back of the tennis courts, but are stored safely in the changing room lockers provided. Northern Aces cannot accept responsibility for any player's stolen or damaged property.

c) All members should ensure that appropriate sports footwear - either trainers or tennis shoes with no black soles - and clothing is worn. This is a requirement of our playing venues for using their courts.

d) All members should ensure that any food and drink containers, whether finished or not, should be either taken away with them or placed in the bins provided at the end of each session. Please be respectful of the venue and do not leave any rubbish at the end of the days play. Northern Aces has established a good relationship with the the Management and staff at our playing venues and it is important that this is not damaged by the irresponsible behavior of members.


The first 20 minutes of play each week is the designated warm up time.  Players who cannot have a warm up on or between the courts during this time are encouraged to warm up before play to avoid possible injury.

Anyone arriving after the first 20 minutes or not warming up during this time will be expected to go on court ready to play without any knocking up time.


After the first 20 minutes, all play will be organized in turn by the attending participants.  Due respect should be given to their directions.

To ensure that everyone attending the session gets the change to play and benefit from playing with different people and with people of varying standards, play is usually organized in 20 minute intervals and players are rotated throughout the session. tennis balls should be left on court after each game.

Waiver of Liability

• By participating at Northern Aces sessions, tournaments and other acvtivities and events, participants agree to waive any all rights and claims for bodily or emotional injury, injury  to their reputation, or any other damage or harms that they might suffer, or any other claims of any nature they or their legal representatives may have against Northern Aces Tennis Group,  all playing sites, sponsors, or any organization, facility or individual associated with the other activities and events. Participants agree to participate at their own risk and the above organizations, facilities, and individuals will not be responsible for any harm, injury or damage that they might suffer. 



• Players must be at least 18 years old to attend any Northern Aces session, tournament or other activity and event.