General Information, Rules & Procedures
- Pets and bicycles must be left outside the premises at all times
- Proper tennis attire is required (no jeans, no bathing suits, etc)
- Only non-marking tennis court type shoes are permitted. All marking, carbon-based running shoes and non-athletic type shoes are prohibited
Cancellations, No-Shows & Tardiness
- Four hours’ notice is required for any court or lesson cancellation, otherwise a 50% court fee will be charged
- We allow a 10-minute grace period for players running a little late. You may be required to relinquish your court if others are waiting
- Players must conclude play after their allotted time regardless of the status of the match if other plays are waiting
- Players wishing to play after their designated time may return to the reservation desk and reserve extra time
- Players who play longer than their designated times are on the honor system to return to the reservation desk to pay for the additional time once play has concluded
- All court reservations must be cancelled a minimum of four hours before the scheduled start time. Reservations not cancelled, or not used within the four hour time period are subject to 50% of the cost of the court rental
- Private lessons, regardless of the reason, must be cancelled a minimum of 24-hours before. Customers who cancel later will be responsible for 50% of the cost of the lesson
- La Terraza Tennis Center has a complete pro shop offering a full line of rackets and tennis accessories
- A hopper of used tennis balls for practice is available for $10/hour (subject to availability)
- Guests can sign up for social mixers to play against evenly matched players for singles or doubles matches. Hitting partners are available for $15/hour when there are no other guests available
National Tennis Rating Program
We encourage players of levels 3.0–5.5 to participate in our social mixers matches. In general the scale is:
You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play.
You lack court experience and your strokes need developing but you are familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles play.
You are learning to judge where the ball is going, although your court coverage is limited. You can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
You are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots but are not comfortable with all strokes and lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Your most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.
You have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but need to develop depth and variety. You exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage, and are developing teamwork in doubles.
You have a dependable stroke, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
You have developed your use of power and spin and can handle pace. You have sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and attempt to vary game play according to your opponents. You can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. You tend to over hit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
You have good shot anticipation and frequently have an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game can be structured. You can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys. You can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and have good depth and spin on most second serves.
You have mastered power and/or consistency as a major weapon. You can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stressful situation.
6.0 to 7.0
You have had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and have obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.
You are a world-class player.