To book a court you will require a login and password provided by the Club Manager.
To access the club and activate the court lights requires a key tag which is provided as part of a membership package.
All court sessions are for 40 minutes and games can be played at any time of the day or night.
A Touchscreen booking computer is available in the downstairs foyer of the club adjacent to the courts. This computer can confirm the court that has been booked, and future bookings can be made from this computer.
Monday to Thursday
Commences 5:00pm Concludes 9:00pm
Periodic activities that require peak time courts to be pre booked include:
•Monday Senior Club Night – 7pm – 9pm •Senior Interclub Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm •Tournaments Thursday & Friday from 5pm •Friday junior Club Nights – 5pm – 7pm during school terns)
COURT BOOKINGS Several courts can be booked by an individual up to seven days in advance but only two courts can be booked in advance for any one day. These two courts can be booked consecutively as long as they aren’t both in peak times (5pm - 9pm Mon – Thur).
Off peak courts can be booked under just one members name (with the “Practice” option if the member is electing to practice alone), otherwise it should be booked with another member or with “Visitor” option.
PEAK TIME BOOKINGS When court bookings are made on the booking system for a peak time court, both player names are to be entered. If there is an issue selecting your opponent’s name, select “Club Manager” – under surname of “Manager” – and advise the Club Manager of the problem. This can be done via a note in the visitor’s fee box or contacting the Club Manager directly.
A peak time court may be booked up to 7 days in advance, provided either member hasn’t already got more than 2 other bookings in peak time during the following 7 days (ie a maximum of three peak time courts can be booked in advance.)
CANCELLATIONS (especially during times of high activity)
If circumstances change resulting in a booked court not being required, it is the responsibility of all listed participants to ensure the court is cancelled. If it is not practical to do this on line, a phone call to the club on 232 8200 will suffice with a message left if the club is unattended. Failure to cancel a court could lead to a fee (equivalent to the visitor's fee) being imposed as a penalty.
Juniors cannot play a senior during peak times unless: •The junior currently plays senior interclub OR •A peak court is available at the commencement of peak time for that particular day.
BLOCK BOOKINGS Two courts booked at the same time or two courts booked consecutively both constitute “block booking”. While two consecutive courts can be booked as long as at least one is off peak, concurrent bookings are not permitted.
Courts shall be block booked “as an event” for club nights, interclub, tournaments and other miscellaneous events that may from time to time occur. All block bookings for school coaching, outside groups (eg scouts), team trainings etc will require the prior approval of the Club Manager or the committee.
USING KEY TAGS
Using “Visitor” option when booking a court cannot book peak time courts. However, at the commencement of the peak period on any given day, a visitor may play if a court is available during the peak period of that day e.g. if at 5pm a court is available at 7pm on the same weekday, then it may be reserved for a game with a visitor. The court may be booked with the opponent listed as “Club Manager” (“Visitor” won’t work for peak time courts).
When a club member plays a visitor, it is the responsibility of the club member to complete a visitor’s fee envelope with the appropriate fee inside and deliver to the visitor’s fee slot. Alternatively visitors fees can be paid on line from the booking system. Credit can be loaded using “Account” under “Your Profile” on the booking system.
The practice facility is for the sole purpose of individuals practicing alone outside peak times. It may not be used for playing against children, visitors or other club members.
When playing doubles two key tags are to be used, ideally the two belonging to the players who have booked the court.
When a visitor and/or a pay to play member is playing doubles at Tawa they are required to pay a visitor fee or use their pay to play key tag for the first session of any match played. If the following session is played with the same players, which is common for doubles, there is no requirement to receive a second payment or key tag debit from these players.
IF THERE IS ONLY ONE KEY AVAILABLE
If a legitimate reason exists for only one key being available for a two person game (eg opponent has misplaced their key tag), the visitor function is to be used to activate the lights and a note is to be placed in the slot briefly explaining the reason.
Coaching by coaches in peak time is only for club members unless pre arranged with the Club Manager.
Non Marking shoes must be worn while playing squash. Suitable clothing must also be worn including a shirt.