A Section of Datchworth Sports Club

Club Rules

Codes of Conduct

As in all good clubs, Datchworth expects a certain standard of behaviour, thus creating an atmosphere in which all can enjoy their tennis.

Court Rules

  • Suitable soft soled/non-marking tennis footwear must be worn at all times
  • Appropriate attire must be worn on court. Tops must be worn at all times
  • No bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters, animals or any non-tennis related items on courts
  • Net cords must be lowered following match play
  • No cigarettes, alcohol or chewing gum are allowed on court
  • Players / supporters to make sure all litter is placed in bins
  • No photography without express permission of members and/or parents

Match Etiquette

  • In case of line disputes a LET should be played
  • Players should always shake hands with opponents at the end of the match (Covid-19 guidance permitting)
  • No ball or racket abuse is acceptable
  • No net jumping
  • No foul or abusive language on court


  • The code for the padlock must not be shared with non-members
  • When leaving the court please ensure you lock the gate