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Club Etiquette and Playing Code


Use of Courts

Court Etiquette

Non-members will be allowed play in up to 3 American Tournaments for a green fee charge. After which time they must be full members to continue using club facilities.


You must be a fully paid member to avail of the facilities in Kilkenny Tennis Club. Non- members must pay Green Fees each time they play. Members should ensure that relevant non-members pay green fees.


Tennis Ireland Qualified Development Coach

Players MUST sign in both when arriving in lobby (time in) and leaving for an assigned court (time out)


Please be aware that there is a queuing system for courts. Make sure that it is your turn before going on court.

For singles: Time allowed on court is one hour from time out. A court cannot be taken until both players have arrived to play.

For doubles: Time allowed on court is 1.5 hours from time out. A court cannot be taken before two people of the four playing have arrived to play. Court time starts from time out, irrespective of whether there are two or more people on court.

Court Etiquette

Tennis is a game that requires politeness and consideration for other players on court. Everyone will enjoy the game so much more if those standards are maintained.

Speak quietly when standing near tennis courts that are in use. Never walk across the back of, or collect your ball from, another court when a point is still in play on that court. Wait until the point is over and then cross as fast as possible.

Call your own lines and let your opponent hear the call. Always respect the line calls of your opponent. If the ball touches any part of the line it is in. If you're not sure whether your opponent's ball is in or out, call it in. If there is a disagreement, offer a let (in other words replay the point).

Wait until your opponent is ready and in position before you serve.

For net play – if you or your racket touches the net before the point is over then you lose the point.

Be careful not to foot-fault when serving i.e. do not cross the end line until after you strike the ball.

Proper tennis attire must be worn on court. It is preferred that white or predominantly white should be worn on court, especially during competitions.

Only tennis runners should be worn on court. Coloured soles or shoes may mark or damage the court. To prevent slipping, runners designed for astra-turf surfaces are recommended.


Kilkenny County & City LTC

Kilkenny City, Ireland

Tel: 056 7765157

(Monday to Friday 7:30pm to 11pm)


Club Mobile: 086 864 5165 (phone or Text)