Stratford Tennis Club Rules & Regulations

  1. Members must register guests before playing.
  2. When others are waiting, playing time is limited to 1 1/2 hours for singles and 2 hours for doubles. Otherwise courts may be used on a first come, first served basis.
  3. Proper tennis apparel should be worn at all times. This includes shirts at all times & proper soft court shoes.
  4. Proper tennis etiquette should be observed at all times.
  5. The last person to leave the courts at night should always make sure all lights are off and that the gates & clubhouse are locked.
  6. Courts can be reserved by calling 434.799.9165 and leaving a message. Courts may be reserved no more than one week in advance of the playing date and at least one member of the reserving party must be at the facility 15 minutes after the reservation time. After 15 minutes, the courts are forfeit to waiting players.
  7. Please be courteous to your fellow playing members while entering and exiting a court. As a friendly reminder, please access Courts 5 and 6 through the back gate and Courts 1 and 4 through the side gate.
  8. Contact the Director of Maintenance, Richard Haymore, at 434.792.3332 or email to to obtain a gate key.

Lesson Policy

It shall be the policy of STC to promote quality of play and the recruitment of new members by offering lessons using club facilities. Instructors are strongly encouraged to offer lessons to non-members in order to stimulate interest in tennis and STC.

  • Instructors shall utilize Court 3 or 4 in the morning and Court 1 or 6 in the afternoon for lessons if courts are available.
  • Under no circumstances shall a lesson be given on Courts 2 and 5 or under the lights.
  • Lessons to non-members may not be given during prime times which are 9:00 am 11:00 am and 5:00-7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am-11:00 am Sat/Sun. Member-to-Member lessons may be given at any time during the week.
  • Instructors must sign up for courts on regular reservation system.
  • This policy shall became effective August 1, 2011.
  • This policy may be amended from time to time to better serve the needs of the shareholders.



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