Club Governance and Rules
In February 2021, the Board convened a Special Meeting whose main purpose was to amend the bylaws and allow Meeting of the Members be conducted via electronic means. The hope is to make it easier for members to attend the meetings and ultimately to encourage members participation in the club’s decision-making processes.
At the 2021 AGM in October, more bylaw amendments were passed: nomination requirements were added to encourage volunteer participation, and expenditure limits were increased to adjust for inflation.
HPTC Code of Conduct
At HPTC, we promote a safe, welcoming, positive, inclusive environment where people are valued and respected. Everyone is expected to be considerate, to respect people and their rights and to show proper care and regard for City property and the property of others.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour:
verbal assaults directed at another person that are aggressive,
intimidating, or have the objective of inciting violence;
threats and attempts to intimidate;
physical acts of violence;
attempts to incite violence in others;
vandalism to building or property owned or permitted by PFR;
racial or ethnic slurs;
attitudes or practices that support ableism (that which devalues or limits potential of a person with a disability)
derogatory or offensive language related to sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity;
illegal consumption of alcohol or drugs;
selling or trafficking goods on City property;
viewing, producing or exhibiting lewd, illegal or offensive materials (e.g. pornography, material promoting hatred, etc.);
General Club Rules
Wait until there is a break in play before walking behind other member’s court or opening a gate.
Do not cross onto other courts in order to retrieve balls. You may be interrupting play by doing so. Be courteous to fellow tennis players when asking them to retrieve your tennis balls; wait for a break in play.
Any court dispute that members are not able to resolve must be referred to the Club staff for resolution. The staff person will gather relevant information from the parties in dispute and make a decision. This decision is binding and must be respected by all concerned. If a member believes the decision is not in accordance with the Club Rules, they may write to the Club President for further consideration and, if appropriate, follow-up action.