Carmel Racquet Club Policies and Procedures
Membership: Membership is required for all participation at the Carmel Racquet Club including clinics (USA 1-2-3 clinics excluded), teams, private lessons, swimming lessons, workout facility and play on seasonal courts.
Initiation Fee: All new members (not on our roster last year) except juniors, must pay a one-time $20.00 initiation fee.
Reinstatement Fee: Present members who allow their membership to lapse thirty days will be charged a $20.00 reinstatement when they rejoin the Club.
Discontinued Membership: The Club reserves its right to reject a membership application or to discontinue any membership for due cause. In general, if a member elects to drop his/her membership, he should contact the manager.
Junior Membership: For the purpose of all Club activities and membership, a junior is a person 22 years of age and under. At 23, junior memberships are no longer available.
Guest Policy: During our fiscal year, September 1 to August 31, we charge a $6.00 fee a guest per visit. Junior, individual, and swim only members may bring a total of ten guests. Guest must be accompanied by the member to use the club.
No Smoking: The Club is a health and fitness center, so smoking is not permitted in the Club or on the grounds.
No Parking on the Circle: Please help us by not parking on the circle. The fire marshal has told us that we must keep it open in the event of an emergency. We ask your cooperation in using the circle just for drop-offs and pick-ups.
Prepayment for Courts: Please pay (or charge) at the desk before playing. Allow extra time prior to your appointment since the front desk is congested on the hour and half hour.
Entrance to Courts: Enter only after the buzzer sounds. To enter the court early is distracting and discourteous to the players. At the buzzer, players should collect any gear and leave promptly. Please do not ask to “finish this game.” If you play more than ten minutes over your scheduled court time, you will be charged for an additional half hour.
Court Cancellation Policy: Courts must be canceled at least 24 hours (strictly interpreted) in advance. If less time than that remains, you will be charged for the court unless other open courts exist at that hour or unless we can sell your court for you.
Child Care Center: The fee is $4.00 a child per hour for members and $5.00 per hour for non-members. (see more info on this here.)
Seasonal Reservations: Seasonal court reservations are for the entire indoor season. For more information, look here.
House Charge Account: We expect each member to clear his charge account monthly. Members whose accounts pass 90 days without payment will lose charging privileges. Please contact us during business hours ( 9 am-5 pm, M-F) with questions about your account.
Clay Courts: Members may play on the outdoor clay courts between Memorial Day and Labor Day at no charge. Non-members may only play with a guest and will pay their share of the court time plus a guest fee. (Summer memberships are availabale.)
Missed Classes Policy: We recognize that many of our junior players choose to participate in other activities besides tennis, such as other sports and extra-curricular clubs/groups, which necessitates sometimes missing tennis. To maintain the quality of our junior programs, we limit the number of players on court at any one time and, therefore, we do not allow make-ups for missed classes. In addition, because players voluntarily choose to participate in outside activities we do not give credit for missed classes. We will, however, give credit when there is an extended absence due to injury or circumstances such as driver’s education programs. Any questions should be directed to Sally Jacobs.