RULES:  Tennis Rules
Note that all regular club rules apply to the tennis courts as well.
1. Final Word
The AFC Board may determine when a member's use of the courts is not in the best interest of the club according to the letter and spirit of club rules, and it may curtail such usage.
Only club members and their guests may use the courts. During the pool season the regular daily club fees must be paid for guests using the tennis facilities. Failure to pay guest fees may result in suspension of club privileges.
All courts are available on a reservation basis at all times.
4. Reservation - Sign Up
The courts may be reserved in one-hour units per member up to one week in advance. During the pool season, reservations are made by signing the reservation books at the kiosk. During fall and spring, reservations are made by signing the weekly reservation sheets posted at the courts.
5. Reservations - Maximum Number
A member may have no more than three reservations per week during prime time (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and after 5 pm on weekdays).
6. Reservations - Cancellation
Reservations that cannot be used should be cancelled as soon as possible and preferably at least 24 hours in advance.
7. Reservations - Leaving the Courts
You must give up your court promptly to those who are waiting.
8. Reservations - Kiosk Sign-In
During the pool season, a member who has made a reservation must sign the reservation sheet at the kiosk when coming to play, to confirm that the reservation is actually being used. If the member has not signed in by ten minutes past the hour, the reservation is lost, and the remainder of the time is available to any other member waiting to play. Reservation sheets may not be removed from the kiosk reservation book. The reservation book must remain at the kiosk at all times.
9. Reservations - Prime Time
Reservations for "prime time" (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and after 5 pm weekdays) may be made only by members 16 years of age or older.
10. Off-Season Access
During pool hours tennis players are to enter the courts through the club grounds gate. The Harrison Street gates are to be used during the "off season" and non-pool hours. A key for these gates may be obtained from the Membership Manager upon receipt of a $20 deposit, of which the club will refund $10 when the key is returned. Non-tennis players should not use the tennis courts for club entrance/exit purposes.
Only tennis-type shoes may be worn on the court. Hard-soled shoes are not permitted.
12. Wheeled Items
Non-tennis related wheeled items are not permitted on the courts. This includes roller blades, razor scooters, skates, skateboards, bicycles, and mini-bikes.
13. Non-Players in the Fenced Area
As a courtesy to players occupying the courts, those who have just finished playing, those who are waiting to play, and non-tennis-playing persons must remain outside the fence area. Only those actually playing are allowed on the courts.
14. Trash Disposal
Please put used disposable water cups and other trash, such as tennis cans and lids, in the trash containers on the court.
15. Northern Virginia League Play
Tennis courts will be reserved at the following times for Northern Virginia Tennis League team play:
|Tuesdays||6 pm - 9 pm||AFC Women's Team|
|Wednesdays||9 am - 1 pm||AFC Junior Teams|
|Saturdays||9 am - 1 pm||AFC Men's Teams|
In the event that a team match must be rescheduled due to inclement weather, members holding reservations should be contacted by team captains and advised of the rescheduling. Members having to relinquish reservations should do so willingly.
16. Team Play
Only Arlington Forest Club teams may play or practice on AFC courts. In addition, no group composed primarily of non-members may use more than one court at a time.