Terms & Conditions

Wai-iti Tennis Club is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and development of the facilities and your membership fee is used to ensure that we continue to have great courts to continue playing tennis.  Another portion of your fee goes to Tennis NZ and South Canterbury Tennis Inc. who support our local clubs and assist in developing tennis across the region.

When you pay your membership you are agreeing to abide by the following terms and conditions:

Tennis Purposes Only – The tennis courts at the venue are only to be used for the purpose of recreational tennis. Professional coaching on the tennis courts may not take place, other than by the club coach and by approved people from the committee, who have the prior written agreement of the Club. You are not permitted to use the tennis courts at the venue for any activity other than recreational tennis without prior written agreement of the Club.

Membership fees –  All membership fees and renewals are due on 31 October. A renewal invoice will be sent to all current members as per the contact details held on the membership database at the time. It is the responsibility of the member to advise the Club Manager of any change in contact details during the course of the year.

Safety – It is a condition that users of the tennis courts undertake to use the facilities in a safe and cautious manner at all times.

Risk Warning – You acknowledge that by using the tennis courts and club facilities you will be exposed to certain risks, including the risk of physical injury, and that use of the tennis courts and facility is entirely at your own risk. You have voluntarily read and understood this risk warning and accept and assume the inherent risks in the use of the tennis courts and facilities.

Release – To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to release and discharge the Club and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents from all liability in respect of any loss or damage you may suffer from the use of the tennis courts and facilities.

Registration through Our website  – The club uses its own website https://waiititennis.club/ for its administration of membership. We require that members register on https://waiititennis.club/membership/ and pay via Bank Transfer. We do accept cash but do prefer internet banking. 

Visitors – May attend Saturday club days. The visitor fee is $7 per person per visit. The first visit is free as a trial.

Court Care  – Members are required to take care of the courts. 

Behaviour and Dress – Misbehaviour, bad language, racquet, or equipment abuse will not be tolerated.  Vandalism or theft will result in instant expulsion. Members are encouraged to report any acts of misconduct.

The general role is to treat everyone with respect.

Suitable tennis attire is required for all competition play. Suitable tennis shoes must always be worn. (no heels, ripple, or stipple soles).

Player Etiquette – Please take all your rubbish with you and leave the tennis courts and facilities tidy for the next players to use and enjoy. The club rooms must be left clean and tidy after use – glasses, crockery, and utensils washed and stored in cupboards, and any mess cleaned up and rubbish disposed of.

Smoking is not permitted within the venue, including on the tennis courts.

Alcohol is not permitted in the court area but is permitted in the club rooms.

Court Allocation – Courts are allocated for competition, social, team practice, and coaching. Except during finals, club championships, and special events, play is permitted during competition times, provided a court is available.

Security – Gates and clubrooms are to be shut after entering and leaving the courts except during times of competition and coaching. The last person leaving the facilities must ensure that the lights, fans heater, etc. are turned off in the clubrooms and that the clubrooms and both gates are locked.

Access to the courts  – The court key can be hired for $20 and must be returned when the membership expires. You can have a $10 refund if you bring back the key. Only committee members will have access to the kitchen area and storeroom.

Interclub Play – Members are invited to register for selection in teams for interclub competition.

Balls at the courts – All members and visitors will play on Saturday with new balls. If you are coming to play not during club tennis you need to bring your own balls or use the ones used before. All members will need to pay $2 on Saturday to cover the cost of the balls.

Cancellation of membership – Members found not to be abiding by these Terms and Conditions may be warned and, in serious or repeated breaches, may face cancellation of membership. This will be entirely at the discretion of the Club Committee.