Summit Tennis Club 
45 Sunset Drive Summit, New Jersey 07901  
By-Laws 

Article I 
Name 
This club shall be called Summit Tennis Club. 

Article II 
Colors 
The colors shall be hunter green and white. 

Article III
Objectives 

The objectives of the Club are to promote tennis and other racquet sports, to encourage social exchange among its members, and, in furtherance of such purpose, to buy, lease, mortgage, or otherwise acquire and hold real estate as well as other property, with power to dispose of the same: to construct tennis courts, build club houses or other facilities and to outfit them. 

Article IV 
Definitions 
Unless specifically stated otherwise: 
    A. The "Club" shall mean The Summit Tennis Club. 
    B. "Voting Member" shall mean any member holding a membership entitling him to voting privileges. 
    C. A "Senior Member" shall mean any member 22 years of age or older. 
    D. "Trustees" or the "Board" shall mean those elected as Trustees, including the Officers. 
    E. "Majority" shall be the majority of the Trustees present at a duly constituted Board Meeting. 
    F. "Platform Tennis" is a program of the Summit Tennis Club and is subject to the control and direction of the Board. 

Article V 
Board of Trustees
  
Section 1: The general management of the affairs of the club shall be vested in a Board constituting of four officers and six Trustees. The four Officers of the Club shall be elected by and from the Voting Members, shall be members of the Board, and shall serve as Officers for one year or until their successors are elected. The six Trustees shall be elected by and from the Voting Members for a period of three years each. the term of two Trustees expiring at each annual meeting. No member, other than the Treasurer or Secretary, may serve more than five (5) consecutive years on the Board. The five (5) years must include time served as a Trustee and as an Officer.  The term of all elective offices shall begin immediately upon election at the annual meeting, except where a vacancy in an elective office is filled.

Section 2: Unless otherwise provided in these by-laws, the Board shall have power to act on all matters    pertaining to the Club, including but not limited to election of members, resignations,             suspensions  and expulsions. 

Section 3: The Board shall meet at the call of the President or of any four Members of the Board; at least five days notice of such meeting shall be given. 

Section 4: A Vacancy occurring in an elective office shall be filled until the next annual meeting by a majority vote of the Board at its next meeting after the vacancy occurs. At the next annual meeting the Voting Members shall elect an individual to fill the unexpired term. 

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Section 5: The Board shall have an organizational meeting within 30 days following the Annual Meeting 

Section 6: The President shall appoint, subject to the approval of a majority of the Board, a member of the Board of Trustees to be the Chairman of the Platform Tennis Committee.
 
Article VI 
Officers
 
The officers of the Club shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Article VII
Duties of Officers

Section 1: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and, in his absence, the Vice President shall preside. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. He shall, with the Treasurer, sign all written contracts and obligations of the Club and shall perform such other duties as the Board may assign to him. He shall appoint the chairmen of the committees as specified in Article XVIII. The President shall be empowered to call meetings of the Board and the Club membership. 

Section 2: The Vice President shall perform such duties of the President, in absence of the President, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may assign to him. 

Section 3: The Secretary shall attend to the correspondence of the Club, keep the minutes of all meetings, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may assign to him. 

Section 4: The Treasurer shall collect dues and other amounts due the Club and shall serve as a member of the finance committee. He shall be responsible for the funds and accounts of the Club, and shall deposit funds in a depository approved by the Board. He shall pay all bills for authorized expenditures and shall, at the annual meeting of the Club, submit a detailed written report of the financial transactions of the Club for the preceding year. He shall, with the President, sign all written contracts and obligations of the Club. He shall perform other such duties as the Board may assign to him. He shall be responsible for Submitting reports to the State of New Jersey and the Internal Revenue Service on a timely basis

Article VIII
Parliamentary Authority
 
The Parliamentary of the Club shall be Robert's Rules of Order.

Article IX 
Meetings and Elections
 
Section 1: The annual meeting of the Club shall be held in October at a date established by the Board. A Nominating Committee is responsible for electing Trustees to fill vacancies and the Club Officers. The Nominating Committee Chairman is the immediate Past President of the Club. If the immediate Past President is unable to serve, the next most recent Past President becomes the Chairman. This process continues until a Nominating Committee Chairman is selected. The Board of Trustees select one Trustee whose term is not expiring to serve on the Nominating Committee. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee is to select other members of the Committee from the Club membership at large. At the Annual Meeting the Officers and Trustees shall be elected, as provided in article V. Nominations to the Board of Trustees from the Nominating Committee shall be mailed to the Voting Members and posted at the clubhouse at least four weeks before the annual meeting. Any additional nominations from the general membership may be made at the annual meeting provided the nominations have been posted at the clubhouse and a copy delivered to the President at least two weeks before the annual meeting. 

Section 2: Upon the written request of no less than 20 Voting Members. the President shall call a special meeting of the Club membership. Such a request shall state the object or objects for which the meeting is desired and the meeting shall be limited to those specific items specified in the written request. 

Section 3: A majority of the Board may call a special meeting of the Club membership when they deem it advisable by so advising the President in writing. Such request will state the object or objects for which the meeting is desired and the meeting will be limited to those items specified in the written request Article X.

Section 4: Notices may be delivered by email to a Member at his/her/their address on record with the Club (this Section is intended solely as a clarification of existing provisions).

Article X 
Memberships 

Section 1: There shall be the following classes of membership in the Summit Tennis Club:
 
        1. Single Equity Member: A Single Equity Member shall be an individual 22 years of age or older who has fully paid the initiation fee and is current in the payment of regular annual membership dues for Single Equity Members.  A Single Equity Member shall have tennis and platform playing privileges.  A Single Equity Member shall be entitled to cast one vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting and shall be entitled to one share of any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.
        2. Family Equity Membership: A Family Equity Membership shall be a married couple together with all members of their family under 22 years of age and living in their home, who have fully paid the initiation fee and are current in the payment of regular annual membership dues for Family Equity Memberships.  A child between the ages of 22 and 26 who is living in the family home may be included as part of the Family Equity Membership for an additional fee determined by the Board.  Individuals who are part of a Family Equity Membership shall have tennis and platform playing privileges.  A Family Equity Membership shall be entitled to cast one vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting (if the married couple cannot agree on how to cast their vote, each shall have half a vote) and shall be entitled to one share of any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.
        3. Single Non-Equity Member: an individual 22 years of age or older who has joined without paying the initiation fee and is current in the payment of regular annual membership dues for Single Non-Equity Members.  A Single Non-Equity Member shall have tennis and platform playing privileges. A Single Non-Equity Member shall not be entitled to vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting and shall not be entitled to participate in any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.
        4. Family Non-Equity Membership: a married couple together with all members of their family under 22 years of age and living in their home who have joined without paying the  initiation fee and are current in the payment of regular annual membership dues for Family Non-Equity Memberships.  A child between the ages of 22 and 26 who is living in the family home may be included in the Family Non-Equity Membership for an additional fee determined by the Board.  Individuals who are part of a Family Non-Equity Membership shall have tennis and platform playing privileges.  A Family Non-Equity Membership shall not be entitled to vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting and shall not be entitled to participate in any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.
        5. Limited Platform Member: an individual 22 years of age or older who has joined solely to play platform tennis and is current in the payment of regular annual membership dues for Limited Platform Members.  A Limited Platform Member shall have only platform playing privileges. A Limited Platform Member shall not be entitled to vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting and shall not be entitled to participate in any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.
        6. Junior Member: an individual between and including the ages of 9 and 21 years who is not included under a Family Equity Membership or a Family Non-Equity Membership and is current in the payment of regular annual membership dues for Junior Members.  A Junior Member shall have tennis and platform playing privileges. A Junior Member shall not be entitled to vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting and shall not be entitled to participate in any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.

    When applicable, a Member's age as of April 1 shall determine his/her membership classification.

    Transition to new membership classes: Provided that they are current in the payment of initiation fees and annual dues, "Single Tennis" members, "Single Tennis/Platform" members and "Sustaining Tennis" members (who were "Single Tennis" members or "Single Tennis/Platform" members before becoming "Sustaining Tennis" members) under Article X Section 2 of these Bylaws in effect immediately prior to the adoption of this Article X shall be "Single Equity Members" under this Article X.   Provided that they are current in the payment of initiation fees and annual dues, "Family Tennis" members, "Family Tennis/Platform" members and "Sustaining Tennis" members (who were "Family Tennis" members or "Family Tennis/Platform" members before becoming "Sustaining Tennis" members) under Article X Section 2 of these Bylaws in effect immediately prior to the adoption of this Article X shall be "Family Equity Members" under this Article X.  "Junior Tennis" members under Article X Section 2 of these Bylaws in effect immediately prior to the adoption of this Article X shall be "Junior Members" under this Article X.  "Platform Tennis" members under Article X Section 2 of these Bylaws in effect immediately prior to the adoption of this Article X shall be "Limited Platform Members" under this Article X.   

    Tennis-only memberships (single and family members who joined prior to January 1, 2000 and opted for only tennis privileges) shall continue to be grandfathered paying reduced fees determined by the Board.  Except for the grandfathered reduced fees and the limitation of tennis only privileges, they shall in all other respects be treated as either Single Equity Members or Family Equity Memberships, as the case may be.

Section 2: Sustaining Status.  A Single Equity Member or a Family Equity Membership shall be permitted to elect sustaining status for a Club Season (April 1 to March 31) and pay the reduced sustaining annual dues.  While on sustaining status, tennis and platform playing privileges and voting rights shall be suspended. A Single Equity Member or a Family Equity Membership who is on sustaining status at the time of a liquidating distribution of the Club's assets shall be entitled to elect to participate in the liquidating distribution of the Club's assets by paying the regular annual membership dues for Single Equity Membership or Family Equity Membership, as the case may be, less any reduced sustaining dues previously paid for the Season in question.  A Single Equity Member or a Family Equity Membership shall only be permitted to elect sustaining status once in any three consecutive Club Seasons. 

Section 3: Trial Membership Passes.  For each Club Season, the Board may issue single or family Trial Membership Passes which shall entitle the recipient to play from August 1 through the remainder of the then current Club Season. The pricing for Trial Membership Passes shall be determined by the Board.  The recipient of a Trial Membership Pass shall not be entitled to vote on any matter upon which the membership is voting and shall not be entitled to participate in any liquidating distribution of the Club's assets.

Section 4: An applicant for any form of membership in the Summit Tennis Club must be sponsored by one Single Equity or Non-Equity Member or one Family Equity or Non-Equity Membership; provided, however, that an applicant to become a Limited Platform Member May be sponsored by one Limited Platform Member. To be elected to membership, the applicant must receive approval of a majority of the Board.  All memberships will only become effective upon receipt of the annual dues (and, if applicable, initiation fees) for that membership by the Treasurer.

Section 5: Conversion of Memberships.  Subject to the Board’s approval and upon such terms as the Board may determine (i) a Single Equity Member may convert to Family Equity Membership and vice versa and (ii) a Single Non-Equity Member may convert to Family Non-Equity Membership and vice versa.

Section 6: No applicant for membership shall be barred from membership on the basis of race, religion, country of origin, marital status or gender.

Article XI 
Dues and Initiation Fees

Section 1: The annual dues and initiation fees for each class of membership shall be determined by the Board.

Section 2: Any member who shall have failed to pay the annual dues by April 1st may be suspended by the Board.  Any member who shall have failed to pay the annual dues by July 1st shall forfeit his/her/their membership; provided however, that the Board may make an exception to the membership forfeiture for good cause shown. 

Section 3: The Board, when it deems it necessary, may make special assessments of the members. Any member not paying the assessment by the date specified by the Board may be suspended until payment is made; any member not paying the assessment by the date six months following the date specified by the Board shall forfeit his/her/their membership; provided however, that the Board may make an exception to the membership forfeiture for good cause shown. 

Section 4: A member that has reached or passed the age of 75 prior to the beginning of a Club Season (April 1) will be granted a 25% reduction in dues for that Club Season.

Article XII 
Guests
 
A member, who will sign his/her name, must accompany a guest and the name of the guest must be entered in a register provided for the purpose at the clubhouse. A schedule of guest fees and rules governing guests shall be determined by the Board and posted at the clubhouse. 

Article XIII 
Resignations

The Any member may resign from the Club, after payment of all dues and obligations due the Club, by giving notice of his resignation to the Treasurer. Should the Treasurer receive a resignation after May I, the member shall at the discretion of the Board be liable for the dues and assessments for the current fiscal year. 


Article XIV 
Voting
 
Each Voting Member is entitled to one vote at general membership meetings. 

Article XV 
Quorum
 
Section 1: In a meeting of the general membership, twenty Voting Members shall constitute a quorum of the Club to transact business, but a lesser number may adjourn.

 
Section 2: A regular member who can not be present at a General Membership Meeting may submit a proxy to be considered present at the meeting if the proxy is to be voted by a Regular Member who is present at the meeting. 

Section 3: In a meeting of the Board, Six members shall constitute a quorum.

Article XVI 
Ground Rules

The Board shall have the power to adopt ground rules, which will be posted at the clubhouse. These rules shall include special provisions designed to promote good neighborhood relations. Article XVII Committees The President shall appoint the Chairmen of the following standing committees subject to the approval of a majority of the Board. These committees' powers shall be subject to the control and direction of the Board. 
    A. Tennis Courts: The duties of this committee are to supervise the conditioning and maintenance of the tennis courts and their appurtenances, together with the purchase of all the necessary supplies and equipment; to supervise and direct the activities of the groundskeeper; to authorize, at their discretion, the employment of additional manual help and to enforce the ground rules of the club. 
    B. Tournaments: The duties of this committee shall be to organize and supervise all tennis tournaments, which shall include the purchase and awarding of prizes, and all matters pertaining thereto; to supervise any competitive tennis activities in which the Board may wish the Club to engage; to arrange and direct exhibition matches as occasion demands; to maintain contact with outside organizations as the Board may approve. 
    C. Membership: The duties of this committee shall be to receive applications for membership and to maintain a waiting list in accordance with these by-laws and the policy of the Board. When vacancies in the Club membership occur, the committee shall present to the Board the names of the applicants together with its recommendation. 
    D. Finance: The Treasurer shall be a member of the Finance Committee. The duties of this committee shall be to see that the Club operates within its current budget and to prepare a projected budget for the coming year for approval by a majority of the Board. 
    E. Junior Program: The duties of this committee are to foster and support a program of instruction and competition for the Junior Members of the Club. Social: The duties of this committee are to plan all the social functions of the Club. 
    F. Publicity: The duties of this committee are to publicize the activities of the Club and its members to the members of the Club and to appropriate news media. 
    G. Platform Tennis: The duties of this committee are to provide and maintain platform tennis courts and otherwise manage the platform tennis activities of the Club. It shall present a separate annual budget to the Board. 
    H. Nominations: The duties of this committee shall be to select candidates for Offices and Trusteeships and present them to the Voting Members at the annual meeting for election. The committee shall solicit from the Voting Members suggestions of names of . candidates.
    I. Auditing Committee: This Committee shall audit the financial statements of the Club and present a report at the annual meeting.
    J. Buildings and Grounds: The duties of this committee are to supervise the maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
    K. Special Committees: The President may appoint from time to time special committees as he deems advisable.

Article XVII 
Dissolution

 In case of the dissolution of the Club, the proceeds realized from the sale of the assets shall, after payment of the outstanding shares, bonds or other Club debts and charges, be distributed among the Voting Members of the Club at the time of such dissolution. No dividends or interest shall be payable on such stocks or bonds. 

Article XVIII 
Amendments and Modifications

Section 1: The by-laws may be amended or modified by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Voting Members present at a general meeting, provided the proposed change or changes have been posted at the clubhouse at least two weeks prior to the meeting. 

Section 2: By-Law amendments may be proposed by a majority vote of the Trustees. By-Law amendments may be proposed by a petition signed by 20 senior members of the Club presented to the Trustees three weeks prior to a General Meeting. 

Section 3: A proposed By-Law amendment can have minor modifications to the wording if approved by majority vote, present members and members voting by proxy, at a General Meeting. The proposed By-Law amendment as modified must be passed by 2/3 of the voting membership present, in person or by proxy, at the General Meeting. 

Article XIX 
Implementation of By-Laws

Section 1: These by-laws, with all-subsequent amendments and modifications shall supersede all previous by-laws. 

Section 2: These by-laws shall become effective immediately upon approval by two thirds of the Voting Members attending a duly called meeting of the full membership of the Club 

Section 3: To arrange for the orderly rotation of the Trustees; terms as prescribed in Article V of the following procedures shall be followed: 

    First Year:       Two Trustees elected for one year (Group A) 
            Two Trustees elected for two years (Group B) 
            Two Trustees elected for three years (Group C) 
    Second Year:     Two Trustees elected for three years (Group A) 
    Third Year:    Two Trustees elected for three years (Group B)
    Fourth Year:    Two Trustees elected for three years (Group C) 

Article XX 
Neighborhood Agreement 

The terms and conditions of the Neighborhood Agreement between the Club and various neighbors shall be considered part of these by-laws. All actions of the Board and the Club shall be in accordance with this agreement Note of explanation on Article XXI 

The neighborhood agreement is a lengthy document that has not been reproduced in full but may be reviewed by any member. It's provisions mainly deal with the construction of the parking lot, lighting, landscaping, hours, equipment, etc. The provisions that must be observed by individual Members include: 
    1. Members must use the parking lot if possible and may not park in front of the properties of the neighbors. 
    2. All vehicles in the parking lot shall be parked to face the clubhouse. 
    3. When the parking lot is no longer in use, a chain will be placed across its entrance. 
    4. Members will not use driveways belonging to the neighbors for turning. 
    5. Members will supervise children and pets and not allow them on any neighbor's property. 
    6. Members will not use a neighbor's property for access to the Club. 


By-Laws 
Adopted October 29, 1973 
Revised October 24, 1978 
Revised October 19,1982 
Revised October 25, 1983 
Revised June 17, 1989 
Revised October 23,1989 
Revised October 21,1991 
Revised October 19,1992 
Revised October 18,1993 
Revised October 17, 1994 
Revised October 27, 1995 
Revised June 2, 2002 
Revised October 30, 2002 
Revised October 26, 2005 
Revised January 17, 2010
Revised November 10, 2015

Application for Membership (to print: right click on image, choose "open image in new tab", go to newly opened tab, left click on image to enlarge, right click on image, choose "print")

Youth Tennis Programs--Summer 2017 (to print: right click on image, choose "open image in new tab", go to newly opened tab, left click on image to enlarge, right click on image, choose "print")

JUNIOR TENNIS TEAM:  












































​JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP: 


If you have a question regarding the Club, please direct it to the appropriate individual
listed below based on the subject of the question:



Michael Bergman     President                             Michael@Bergmanrealty.com 

Arthur Caramichael  Membership                        arthur@caramichael.com

Jeff Rude                  Grounds and Facilities        Jeff.Rude@Delta.com
Stephen Posnock     Social Events/                     Stephen.Posnock@gmail.com

                                   Men's Teams/Leagues
Jayne Schraffa         Women's Teams /                janesch1@hotmail.com        

                                   Junior Programs
Sara Reeder            Communications/Clinics      saraemilybeach@yahoo.com

John Glendinning     Communications                 jglendin@barnard.edu
Mike Spar                 Website                               mrspar1@gmail.com

Keith Ramig              Paddle                                rockcrazy@comcast.net

Kim Krauss               Accounting/Dues                Krauss1122@aol.com

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By Laws 



Tennis Hours:                     Paddle Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8AM to Dusk               8AM to 10PM 
Sat: 8:30 to Dusk
Sun: 8:30 to Dusk


Club House Phone: 

908-273-7537 (not currently in service)

 

 

 Club Tennis Pro:

Beatrix Szalay

cell: 862-686-1970

bszalay@optonline.net

individual private lessons $65/hour for members


Tennis Pro, Junior Programs:

Rick Gavornik, USPTR

cell: 908 868-7654

rick.skylinetennis@gmail.com


Ground Rules


SUMMIT TENNIS CLUB GROUND RULES
DRESS CODE
1 . Every player shall dress and present himself/herself for play in a professional manner. Players shall wear proper tennis attire that is made and sold for tennis.
2. Men's shirts must have sleeves and ladies should not wear sports-bra-type tops. Souvenir/advertising/undergarment t-shins are not permitted . Shirts with small logos, small company names, or small school names are permitted, Guest shirts can be purchased in season from the attendant.
3. Shorts must he designed and made for tennis. Basketball, cargo, gym shorts or Capri pants are not permitted.
4. Shoes must be made for tennis - no running/cross training shoes are permitted.
5. Players (including guests) not properly attired will not have court privileges.

 

CLUB BEHAVIOR
1. Proper behavior is expected from EVERY club member.
2. In conjunction with approval from the Board, the Tennis Director is authorized to suspend, for up to one week per incident. the membership privileges of anyone who violates Club rules or appropriate standards of behavior.
3. Repealed offenses will result in a mandatory appearance before the Summit Tennis Club Board of Trustees.
4 . Members must sign on the register prior to play.

 

COURTS
1. Play MUST NOT begin before 8:00 AM on weekdays and 8:30 AM on weekends and holidays.
2. Courts may not be used unless playable. When they are not playable , the nets will be lowered and/or the gates locked. If there is a question, call the Tennis Director's Hot Line
at (908) 273-7535.
3. The courts will be watered at mid-day and 5:00 PM.

 

COURT PRIORITY
1. Adult members will have priority on all courts except during scheduled junior programs.
2. JUNIOR PROGRAM [under revision]
    A. WEEKDAYS UNTIL SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE SUMMER
        1) Courts I, 2, 3,4. and 5 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
        2) Mondays and Wednesdays, courts I through 5 are used for the spring clinic.
        3) These courts will open at 5:30 PM for general member use, subject to brushing and watering.
        4) Rain makeups will be added at the end .
    B. WEEKDAYS FROM THE END OF SCHOOL THROUGH AUGUST 10th
        1) Courts 1,2. 3,4, and 5 from I :00 to 4:00 PM
        2) Mondays through Thursdays, courts 3 through 5 are used for the summer clinic from 9:30AM -1 2:30 PM.
        3) These courts will open at 5:00 PM for general member use, subject to brushing and watering.
        4) Fridays will be used if there's been any rain days.
3. Adult members may not ask Juniors to leave a court if there is another open court (except for team matches and scheduled tournaments).
4, Team matches with other clubs will have priority but not for more than 4 courts,
5. Club sanctioned matches and functions will have priority as scheduled.
6. Courts may be used only for tournaments approved by the Board of Trustees.
7. COURT PRIORITY ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.  On weekends or holidays at 8:30 AM. the clubhouse attendant will have as ign up list at the clubhouse . The names of both players playing singles and all four players playing doubles will he put on the waiting list when al least two of the doubles players have arrived.  The clubhouse attendant will notify each group as a court becomes available.

 

TENNIS DIRECTOR
The Tennis Director may use Courts 1 & 2 (or 6&7 if court 1 is too wet) for lessons for members and nonmembers from 8:00 AM to 9:15AM and ONLY Court 1 from 9:15AM until closing. The Director may give lessons on Saturday and Sunday provided they do not conflict with regularly scheduled team matches, tournaments or social events.  This does not apply until all courts are officially open.

 

PLAY
1. Play will be limited to 90 minutes when people are waiting for a court. After 90 minutes, players on the court may be bumped by waiting players in the order of their time on the court .
2. After vacating a court, players are entitled to wait for another turn/court.
3. The flag shall be raised by people waiting for courts and lowered when no one is waiting.
GUEST RULES
1. Members are limited to 3 guests on a court with the exception of family guests.
2. Members MUST REGISTER GUESTS on the Guest List sign up sheet which is located on the bulletin board . Guests must be registered BEFORE PLAY BEGINS.
3. JUNIOR MEMBERS MUST SIGN UP THEIR GUESTS.  JUNIOR MEMBERS MAY ONLY HAVE OTHER JUNIORS AS GUESTS. JUNIORS MAY NOT HAVE GUESTS AFTER 5:00PM OR ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.
4. The same guest is permitted to play up to 2 times in anyone calendar month.
5. Sustaining members DO NOT have Court privileges. Sustaining members, house guests, and adult children may play as guests by observing the Guest Rules. They may play more than 2 times in a calendar month provided they are from out of town and are here for a visit.
6. Guest fees are charged from the day the Club opens until October 15th.  Weekdays before 5:00PM ... $5.00 per guest.  All other times ... $7.00 per guest.

 

MISCELLANEOUS
1. Children may not play in the parking lot.
2. Members may not use the path near Court 5 when entering or leaving Club property.
3. Dogs or other pets are not permitted on Club property.
4. DO NOT retrieve balls from the property behind Courts I and 2. It is considered trespassing.
5. Members are asked to help keep the courts and grounds presentable by practicing good housekeeping.
6. BICYCLES MUST BE KEPT IN THE BICYCLE RACK AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CLUB. (They are not permitted to be anywhere else on the Club grounds.)
7. NOTE: Maintenance is no longer performed on the courts after October 15th.  Thereafter, members should be particularly careful regarding conditions. The nets will be taken down sometime after October 15th at the Board 's discretion.

 

SPONSORING NEW MEMBERS
1. Obtain an application form from the website [currently not available from website] or the membership chairperson. If a club member wants to sponsor an individual as an exceptional player, he/she must obtain a special application from the membership chairperson and follow the specific procedures described on the application.
2. Fill out the application completely. Two sponsors from different households are required.
3. Return the application to the membership chairperson. The applicant will be placed on
the waiting list and will be sent a confirmation with the date that the application was processed.
4. New member sponsorships are limited to two per member per year. This includes primary and secondary sponsorships.
5. All new membership applications must include a $50 non-refundable application fee. This fee will be applied to the initiation fee upon joining the club.

 

POLICY FOR PAYING SUMMIT TENNIS CLUB DUES
I. Invoices will be mailed to members on approximately February 1st of each year.
2. Payment is due by March 1st. The postmark must be no later than March 1st to avoid a late fee.
3. Failure to receive a bill is not an acceptable excuse for not paying fees on time.
4. Dues (plus late fee) not paid by April 1st will result in a member being put on the sustaining list for the season. Subject to Board approval, that member will be re-instated as an active member the following year provided the fees for both seasons are paid by the date.
5. If you are planning to be out of town during January or February, please contact the treasurer or secretary to provide a mailing address for your membership in voice (or make other arrangements for advance payment of dues.)

 

SUMMIT TENNIS CLUB - TEAM GUIDELINES
Captain Selection - Team captains shall be appointed by the Teams and Tournaments Chairman prior to the commencement of each team's season. Captains shall generally serve for no more than two successive seasons, provided that sufficient new captains are available. Exceptional players shall serve as captain of the Spring A Team or an alternative team in one of their initial two years of membership. Captains are responsible for each team 's compliance with all rules and regulations of the league as well as those of the Summit Tennis Club. This shall include verification that all players are current members of the Summit Tennis Club.

 

Tennis Match Times - Prior to 12:00 PM, a maximum of four courts shall be used at any one time. In the event that two teams have home matches on the same date, each team shall
have the use of at least two courts unless the respective captains agree otherwise.

 

Player selection - Prior to the commencement of the spring season, a communication shall be sent to all prospective players to solicit interest and to encourage new participation. A
notice shall also be posted on the club's bulletin board. There will be a pre-season hitting session for prospective new players. This will be scheduled on the first available weekend in
the spring and be attended, to the extent possible, by the captains, the club's tennis director and the teams and tournaments representative. Rosters shall be developed that are mutually agreeable to the teams and tournaments representative, the captains, and the players.  With respect to the Spring Men's League (in which multiple teams compete) the lineups
for each week shall be developed through mutual agreement with the captains. The A Team captain shall have first priority in player selection, followed by the B Team captain and
finally the C Team captain. The determination of rosters shall take into account player preferences, such as for those players who prefer singles.