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Clayton Area Tennis Pages

Clayton Area Tennis

Clayton Area Tennis is about fun, fellowship, mutual benefit, and competition. We have a two hosted events featuring slightly different skill levels, with Monday event for 3.5+ and Thursday event for 3.0+.

Here are some points of common etiquette and protocol across all of our events.

  • Posted Meetup times are when play is scheduled to start. Come early to warm up and be aware that you are affecting the whole Meetup when you are late. Chronic late or no shows may be rebuked and scowled at without mercy.
  • Rank yourself as accurately as you can. Use the following link to help you determine what your rating should be: National Tennis Rating Program. Update your profile if you think your play has improved. Play within the Meetup's posted skill level.
  • Every event has a fee which pays for our court rental and website costs. Fees are paid to the event host before the event starts.
  • Slow play is not fun! Don't chase balls in between first and second service. When you collect balls, pass them to the server's partner.
  • Players make calls on their own side of the net. A player calls all shots landing on, or aimed at, the player's side of the net. The receiver's partner should call a long service. The receiver should call if a serve is wide. A ball touching any part of the line is good.
  • When a ball from an adjacent court enters the playing area, any player may call a "let" as soon as the player becomes aware of the ball. If your ball goes on an adjacent court, don't interrupt their play. They can see the balls and make their own call.
  • Wait for an adjacent court's end of play to ask for assistance in returning your ball.
  • The server should announce the game score before the first point of the game and the point score before each subsequent point.



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National Tennis Rating Program October 23, 2012 1:03 PM former member
About Clayton Area Tennis May 30, 2017 3:24 PM keith

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