Ventnor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Ventnor City 8-11-1975 by Res. No. 71-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 170.

§ 206-1 Applicability.

These general rules shall apply to all public tennis courts operated by the City of Ventnor City.

§ 206-2 General rules.

The following general rules shall apply to all public tennis courts at all times:
A. 
Players shall observe proper tennis etiquette at all times.
B. 
Court attendants and tennis professionals hired by the City of Ventnor City are in complete charge of the courts and have the right to eject any person for actions that are offensive or detrimental to the well-being of other players on the courts.
C. 
Only players are permitted on the courts.
D. 
Chairs shall not be permitted upon the courts or within the perimeter of the mesh fence.
E. 
Profane language and the drinking of alcoholic beverages are prohibited within any tennis court complex, and, likewise, food and soft drinks are not permitted on the courts.
F. 
Sneakers or tennis shoes must be worn on the courts, and proper tennis attire must otherwise be worn.
[Amended 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11]
G. 
No dogs are permitted in or around the tennis court complex.
H. 
Persons must play in a manner so as not to interfere with players on adjoining courts. Players on any one court shall limit the number of tennis balls in play at any one time to four balls.

§ 206-3 Reservations.

[Amended 5-17-1990 by Ord. No. 9010; 6-24-1993 by Ord. No. 9306; 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11]
Public tennis court reservations shall be in effect during that period designated by the Ventnor City Board of Commissioners, which designation shall be made on a yearly basis no later than April 15 of said year. During this period, the following rules and regulations shall apply:
A. 
All reservations must be made between 9:00 a.m. and closing.
B. 
Reservations must be written or confirmed by the attendant.
C. 
Reservations are limited to two hours per day.
D. 
Reservations must be paid for in advance.
E. 
No reserved courts can be canceled. In the event of rain, rain checks will be given to those with reserved courts.
F. 
Reserved courts will be held for 20 minutes after the hour. In the event that the scheduled player does not arrive within said period, the court will be lost by the reserved party for that hour and no money shall be refunded. If said court is reserved for a two-hour period, the court shall be held for a period of 1/2 hour before forfeiture of the court and the money paid for said reservation.

§ 206-4 Fees.

A. 
In general.
[Amended 8-20-1979 by Ord. No. 7915; 3-16-1981 by Ord. No. 8106; 4-20-1989 by Ord. No. 8905; 5-17-1990 by Ord. No. 9010; 6-24-1993 by Ord. No. 9306]
(1) 
The following fee schedule for the Ventnor City Public Tennis Courts shall be applicable:
(a) 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon: $9 per court per hour.
[Amended 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11; 4-15-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03]
(b) 
12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. $5 per court per hour.
(c) 
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: $9 per court per hour.
[Amended 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11[1]; 4-15-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Subsection A(2), regarding the fee for the purchase of ticket books, which immediately followed this subsection.
B. 
The aforesaid fee schedule shall be in effect during that period determined by the Board of Commissioners to be the reservation period. Any periods not specifically stated herein shall be subject to the determination made by the Ventnor City Board of Commissioners, which determination shall be on a yearly basis.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, regarding fees for membership, added 4-25-1996 by Ord. No. 9603, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11.

§ 206-5 Hours of operation.

[Amended 5-17-1990 by Ord. No. 9010; 6-24-1993 by Ord. No. 9306; 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11]
All courts shall open at 8:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m. If the facilities have appropriate lighting, and it is deemed advisable by the Ventnor City Board of Commissioners to extend the closing time, then it shall be within its determination to do so.

§ 206-6 Teaching professionals.

The City of Ventnor City is authorized to engage one or more teaching professionals so as to establish a comprehensive tennis program, With the exception of such teaching professionals as the City of Ventnor City may hire, instruction for profit on any public tennis court within the City of Ventnor City shall be prohibited. In the case where instructions are given on a free basis, the individual or individuals desiring to do so, while using the Ventnor City public tennis courts, must first seek approval from the Ventnor City Board of Commissioners.

§ 206-7 Additional rules and regulations.

They City of Ventnor City reserves the right to establish such other rules and regulations from time to time as may be necessary for the proper operation of the tennis courts.

§ 206-8 Amendment of rules and regulations.

The Ventnor City Board of Commissioners reserves the right to amend such rules and regulations whenever an appropriate change shall be brought before it by the Ventnor City Recreation Board.