What we're about

Hello Meetup members,

Following up on the last update on change of guard and Rules. Please find the rules below. In case of any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the organizers.

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to provide a fun, friendly, competitive environment for tennis athletes. We encourage and promote good sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.

• DEFINITIONS:

Committee member: An Organizer or Co-Organizer that will regulate and facilitate Meetup events and evaluate N.T.R.P. ratings for new members. Will decide amongst a collective, issues, grievances, warning infractions, suspensions and if necessary banishments.

Event Organizer: a member designated by the committee to assist with arrangement Meetup events. Event organizers do not have the authority to issue warnings, suspend or banish Meetup members. Should an issue arise, the Event Organizer can bring it to the attention of a Committee member.

Meetup Member: a member who abides by the Meetup rules set forth, membership dues are current and displays good sportsmanship at all times.

• THE COMMITTEE

The committee was created to assist the organizer with facilitating Meetup events and organizing match play. The committee members are active Meetup members and are very passionate about the sport of tennis. Committee members and Event Organizers are also subject to the same rules and regulations as Meetup members. Should an issue or grievance arise with a member of the committee or an event organizer, the remainder or the committee shall collectively decide what action is to be taken. The committee members shall have equal parts in the decision-making process and will utilize a majority vote system. The committee consists of in no particular order of importance Denese, Joe, Niki, PY and Tag.

• GENERAL RULES

• All new members shall have their skill level evaluated by a committee member to determine their N.T.R.P. rating. This assessment is necessary to ensure proper placement and pairing for Meetup events.

• Members N.T.R.P. ratings can be re-evaluated by a committee member and increased or lowered based on the progression or regression of the member. Members can request a re-evaluation, however the decision of the committee members is final.

• Members are not allowed to organize pre-arranged matches. All matches will be facilitated by committee members or event organizers.

• All matches will be guided by current USTA rules, unless otherwise stated.

• Only members who have an RSVP will be allowed to play. Members on the waitlist will be allowed to participate after two hours after the event starts.

• Members that RSVP and do not show or cancel within 2 hours of the start of the Meetup event, will be issued a warning infraction.

• All members shall conduct good sportsmanship and be courteous to other members at all times.

• Sexual harassment, racism, sexism or any kind of intolerance will not be tolerated and will result in the permanent ban from the group.

• Members that do not adhere to the rules of the Meetup will be subject to warning infractions or banned permanently.

• Issues or Grievances

• Members are encouraged to report any issues or grievances they have to a committee member or event organizer as soon as possible.

• All issues and grievances will be taken into consideration of committee members.

• Warnings Infractions and Permanent Bans

• In an effort to show fairness and equality, all issues and grievances will be presented to the committee and a collective decision will be made as to what action needs to be taken.

• Only committee members are allowed to issue warning infractions or ban a member from the Meetup group.

• If member receives three warning infractions, the member will be suspended from the Meetup for a period of one month. If a member is suspended twice (six warnings), that member will be permanently banned and any membership dues will then be forfeited.

• Membership Dues

• All Meetup members will be required to pay $10.00 in annual dues.

• Dues will be utilized to maintain the Meetup website and fund meetup activities throughout the year.

• Membership renewal dues will be on an annual basis based on the membership date.

Summary

Members choosing to be a part of the MoCo Top Spinners Montgomery County Tennis Meetup are acknowledging the rules and guidelines set forth. Members are encouraged to participate in Meetup Activities, however all members play at their own risk. The Meetup Organizer, Co-Organizers, Committee members, or Event Organizers are not responsible for any injuries that could occur from participating any events or meetups.

Upcoming events (5+)

Saturday Morning Tennis (competitive 3.5-4.0) at Walter Johnson High School!

Walter Johnson High School tennis courts

• What we'll do Most of us are around 3.5, some better, some getting better. Either way, we find the best match-ups for everyone in either singles or double's (your choice). The more people we have, the more flexible we can be to accommodate everyone.

Saturday Morning 2.5 to 3.0 at Montgomery College, Rockville! (Doubles Format)

This is for those who like a somewhat less competitive game. Note: Weekend parking is open to all, but do not park in faculty spots. Tennis Courts are at the top of the hill amid the athletic fields (between the campus and 355). Please take a moment to review the RSVP Guidelines for the 2019 season: NO SHOWS: No Shows and Late Cancels prevent other members from playing and create organizing difficulties for the host. If you cannot attend a Meetup, please change your RSVP to No not later than 2 hours before start time. Attendees who are 30 minutes late or RSVP less than 2 hours before start are marked as a No Show and will be contacted by the host/organizer. Meetup event comments do not change your RSVP. If you would like to attend this event you must be a of minimum 2.5 level. USTA guidelines prior for signing up for the Meetup: https://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/ExperiencedGuidelines_02142011_V2pdf.pdf Singles and doubles game play flexible depending on court availability. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop the group organizers a message. Looking forward to a great 2019 season- see you on the courts! • What to bring Tennis Balls and Racquet, Water.

Sunday Evening Doubles Tennis Meetup (Levels 3.0-4.0)

Walter Johnson High School tennis courts

** Please note the earlier start time due to the shorter days. Please bring your tennis racket, tennis balls, and water, and let's have some fun! This event is for tennis players who are rated at levels[masked]. It will not be possible to accommodate players who are rated below a 3.0. Please do not show up to this event if you do not RSVP ‘Yes’. It’s not fair to the other players who RSVP and show up, expecting to play. If you RSVP 'Yes', please make every effort to attend or change your RSVP to 'No' by 2 hours before the meetup start time so that someone on the waitlist can attend. Thank you for respecting the tennis meetup rules.

Monday Night, 3.0 -4.0, Tennis! (Woodley Gardens Park)

Woodley Gardens Park

• What we'll do Hello everyone! Let's play some weekday evenings tennis over at Woodley Gardens Park! There's 4 courts at this location, so at most only 16 spots are available to play. Please RSVP if you would like to play, since if we go over 16 this will be a lot harder to manage. The meetup will be in Doubles Format because of the space limitations. • What to bring Tennis Balls and Racquet, Water. • Important to know Note that because of the space limitations, the 16 RSVPs MUST take first priority. I know that there are many of us who would usually go to the same location for their own games, but the RSVPs MUST take priority over non-RSVPs. If it's not a habit before, this must be a habit now.

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