All Westover Crossing Members are encouraged to play tennis on the courts.
Interested in playing tennis? Contact Westover Crossing Member Mariellen at 610-630-1987.
Please wear tennis shoes. They are designed not to scuff the surface.
Contact Debbie Lynch at 215-886-2000 for gate access code.
The reminders below come from Westover Crossing General Rules, Regulations & Architectural Standards.
1. The tennis courts are for tennis only. Any other use (such as for street hockey, bicycle riding, skate boarding, roller blading/skating, etc.) is prohibited.
2. Rubber soled shoes must be worn at all times.
3. Glass containers are prohibited within the fenced boundaries of the courts.
4. Playing shall be limited to one (1) hour when others are waiting.
5. All trash shall be deposited in the proper receptacles.
6. Proper tennis etiquette shall be observed at all times.
The reminders below come from a web site that provides both official rules and a guide to tennis etiquette: http://www.tennislovers.com/index2.htm?Content/etiquette.htm: Talk quietly when standing near tennis courts that are in use.
Never walk behind a court when a point is still in play. Wait until the point is over and then cross as fast as possible.
If people are already on your court, don't disturb them until their time is up.
Always come prepared. Bring not only balls, but towels and water to drink when it is hot.
Wear sneakers for tennis. Other shoes may wear out quickly, hurt your feet, or damage the court.
When you're ready to play, put racket covers, ball cans, jackets etc., out of everyone's way.
To see who serves first, spin your racket or toss a coin. If you win the toss, the choice is yours. You may serve first, or you may choose to receive first or to pick which end of the court you want to start playing on. As a third choice you may make your opponent choose first.
When sending balls back to a neighboring court, roll them on to the back of the court. Never send them back while play is in progress.
Offer to bring new balls or organize a system to decide who brings the balls.
Retrieve balls for your partner and your opponent.
Don't criticize your partner, offer encouragement.
Call your own lines and let your opponent hear the call. If the ball is good say nothing and play on.
Always respect the linecalls of your opponent.
If there is a disagreement, offer a let. In other words, replay the point, even if it was a second service.