Airhall Tennis Booking Rules

Times for Play

  • Online bookings can be made to play in the Airhall (October to March) on courts 3, 4 and 8 during the following times:
    Monday to Friday: 08.00 to 23.00 (i.e. last game finishes at 23.00)
    Saturday and Sunday: 09.00 to 21.00 (i.e. last game finishes at 21.00)
  • Each court can be booked in 30-minute slots.
  • Court Booking times are displayed on the booking sheets.
  • Peak Times
    • Peak times for booking purposes are the following:
      • Monday to Friday from 18.00 to 21.30 (play starting at 21.30 is off-peak)
      • Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to 14.00 (play starting at 14.00 is off-peak).
  • Off-Peak Times
    • All times not specified above as Peak Times are considered Off-Peak.

General Rules

  • Members may not pre-book more than one Peak Time court per day.
  • Only Senior Members and coaches can pre-book courts during Peak Times.
  • Senior Members, Junior Members and Coaches may pre-book courts during Off-Peak times.
  • Courts will be made available for pre-booking by Members 7 days in advance subject to these rules.
  • Courts will be made available for pre-booking by coaches 4 days in advance.
  • A member cannot avail of two consecutive court bookings even if the courts are booked by an opponent in singles or separate players from doubles partnerships.
  • A court may be occupied only if a valid booking has been made for that court and the appropriate booking fee has been paid through the DLTC Court Booking System for the relevant time.
  • Players must vacate the court at the end of their booked session, whether the court is clear for use or not. At the end of a booked session, if a further session is fully free and available then it may be booked through the DLTC Court Booking system and the appropriate booking fee paid.
  • Members who arrive to the Club and have not pre-booked may book court a court using the Touchscreen located in the club foyer.
  • For the purposes of court bookings players will be categorised as senior, junior or coach.
  • The Committee/Club Administrator may reserve the courts for specific events from time to time (e.g. Club Championships, inter-club matches, group coaching etc.).
  • The Committee will review regularly the operation of the Club's Court Booking System.

Court Booking Fees

  • The court booking fee is €2 per 30-minute slot.
  • The court booking fee is collected from the member's court booking account in the online DLTC Court Booking System when a court is booked.
  • The principle that underlies the booking policy is "Pay to Play". If any member is found playing without paying/booking, their online account will be debited twice the appropriate fee. Entitlement to book courts via the online DLTC Court Booking System may be suspended in the event of persistent breach of this rule. The obligation to ensure a court booking has been made rests with ALL players using a court.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Failure to take up booking or to cancel same within 24 hours of the time of booking will lead to forfeiture of court booking fee unless the time is rebooked by another member.
  • Refunds of booking fees for late cancellations where the court is not rebooked may be made at the discretion of the Committee or booking system administrator.
  • To take up a court booking, the player who booked the court must arrive on court with an opponent no later than 30 minutes after the pre-booked time. After 30 minutes, the court may be used by other players waiting to play. These players then have the right to use the court without charge for the remainder of the court booking.

Member Accounts and Top-Ups

  • Each member will be allocated an account within the booking system.
  • To credit their accounts, members should refer to the letter of instruction issued by the club/system administrator in this regard.

Coaching on Airhall Courts

  • Private coaching may take place during Peak Times on Court 8 only.
  • A coach may not bring a non-member into the Airhall at any time.
  • Each coach can pre-book only 1 hour for private lessons during Peak Times.
  • Each coach may pre-book a court in the Airhall no more than 2 hours per day for private lessons, and these hours must not be consecutive.
  • For private lessons, the coach (not the member) must make the booking using the online DLTC Court Booking System.

Guests

  • Members are not permitted to play with a guest between 18.00 and 20.30pm Monday to Thursday.

Booking After a Time Period Has Commenced

  • If a court is not pre-booked a member may book that court on the day up to the end of the relevant time period even if the time period for that court booking has already commenced. However, the full court fee will be charged.
  • If a court is not pre-booked a coach may also book that court at any time 15 minutes after the start time for that court booking.

Juniors Under the Age of 10 years

  • Juniors under 10 years of age are not permitted in the Airhall without specific adult supervision, which supervision is the responsibility of their parent(s) / guardian unless they are involved in a club event.

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