Tennis & Pickle Ball Courts

The Quincy Country Club tennis program is designed for players of all ages and ability levels. For juniors, we feature a complete instructional program for youngsters ages 3 to 18, to both introduce the game to preschool players as well as to develop the games of high school players. For adults we have a ladies doubles clinic and competition as well as a beginning ladies clinic. For men we organize and run a round robin club championship tournament as well as several social mixed doubles round robins. Our program is run by USPTA professional Mike Terry with the help of USPTA and USPTR professional Monica Hinkamper along with the top junior and college players in the area.

Tennis Staff:

  • Mike Terry, USPTA, Director of Tennis, Head Professional
  • Todd Willing, USPTA, Assit. Professional
  • Monica Hinkamper, USPTA/USPTR, Asst. Professional

Junior Instructors:

  • Alyssa Daly
  • Amy Dawson
  • Kadi Fauble
  • Madison Kim
  • Jacob Terry
  • Collin Adams
  • Tom O’Connor

Rules

  1. Members must sign a guest ticket each time guests are brought to the Club to play tennis.  Guest tickets are kept at the stand located outside the tennis courts.  A GUEST is defined as any person who is NOT a member of the Quincy Country Club.  If seen in the presence of a member or dependent, the member’s account will be charged the appropriate fee or fees.
  2. The annual five (5) time limitation for use of Club facilities by nonmembers applies to the tennis courts.
  3. Junior players, under age eighteen (18), must immediately relinquish tennis courts to adult members during the following times:
    • 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
    • Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.
    • Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
  4. The juniors must relinquish the courts with no “racketing” or waiting period. The only exception to the above rule would be previously scheduled and announced events run by the Club and authorized by the Tennis Chairman.
  5. It is suggested that doubles will take preference over singles on busy days.
  6. There will be no roller skating, cycling, scooters, or other non-tennis activities allowed on the courts.
  7. A court may be occupied for a one-hour period and must be relinquished after this time when another waiting member is waiting. A member must be present to racket a court and members need not surrender the court after one hour unless there are other players waiting.
  8. Parents will be held responsible for the acts of their children on Club property.
  9. Tennis players must wear proper attire at all times, as provided in the “Dress Policies and Rules.”

Pickle Ball

Pickle-ball is played on a badminton-sized court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves.

Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball can be played with singles or doubles.

 

The Pickle ball Serve

Serves are to be made diagonally, starting with the right-hand service-square and alternating each serve. The serve must clear the seven-foot non-volley-zone in front of the net and land in the diagonal service court.

Serves should always be done underhand with the paddle below the waist, and the server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The ball should be hit into the air without being bounced. The serving side will continue to serve until the there is a fault on the service, at which point the service will be given to the opposing side. (However, if the ball touches the net but still lands within the appropriate service court, the serve may be taken over.)

The Server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The service is made underhand with the paddle contacting the ball below the waist. The Server must hit the ball in the air on the serve. The Server is NOT allowed to bounce the ball and hit it off the bounce. The service is made diagonally cross court and must clear the non-volley zone, including the line (A serve that hits the non-volley zone line is out) Only one serve attempt is allowed, except if the ball touches the net on the serve and lands in the proper service court,in this case the serve may be taken over. At the start of each new game, the 1st serving team is allowed only one fault before giving up the ball to the opponents. Thereafter both members of each team will serve and fault before the ball is turned over to the opposing team. When the receiving team wins the serve, the player in the right hand court will always start play.

Volleys

To volley means to hit a ball in the air without first letting it bounce. In Pickle-ball®, this can only be done when the player’s feet are behind the non-volley zone line (seven feet behind the net). Note: Is is a fault if the player steps over the line on his volley follow-through

Double-Bounce Rule

Also called the Two Bounce Rule, each team must play their first shot off of the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. Once these two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.

Fault

A fault is committed when the ball:

  • Touches any part of the non-volley zone on the serve (including the line).
  • Is hit out of bounds
  • Does not clear the net
  • Is volleyed from the non-volley zone
  • Is volleyed before a bounce has occurred on each side

 

Scoring

A team shall score a point only when serving. A player who is serving shall continue to do so until a fault is made by his/her team. If playing doubles, each player on a team shall keep serving until their team makes a fault, then the serve moves to the opposing team – this is called a Side Out. The game is played to 11 points, however a team must win by 2 points.

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