A Club may submit an
application in writing to the NSNTA Secretary for an exemption to use
multi-lined or dual-lined courts in the NSNTA competition on an ongoing
Clubs must advise the
Association as soon as they become aware of the possibility of
dual-lined or multi-lined courts being installed at their facility.
To allow sufficient time for
the application to be considered, an application must be received by 30
March for courts to be approved for the following Spring season and by
30 September for courts to be approved for the following Autumn season.
The application must state
the number of courts for which the exemption is requested, the court
surface, details of other lines and whether the courts comply with
Tennis Victoria Netball-Tennis Facility Fact Sheet guidelines.
If the courts do not comply
with Tennis Victoria Netball-Tennis Facility Fact Sheet guidelines, the
application must detail in what way the courts do not comply and provide
an explanation why.
The NSNTA Secretary will
refer the application to a future General meeting at which a vote will
be taken on whether to approve or reject the exemption. The Association
must give clubs at least 4 weeks’ notice of an application and the club
applying for the exemption must provide clubs with the opportunity to
inspect the courts.
If an exemption is granted,
the club must ensure tennis court lines are maintained regularly and
stand out compared to other lines at night.
Where a club has a mix of
dual-lined/multi-lined courts and single-lined courts, it must
prioritise the use of the single-lines courts for NSNTA matches over any
other club activities (coaching, court hire, tournaments etc.).
An exemption will lapse if
the court markings or surface is altered in any material way, and the
club will need to apply for a new exemption.