Tennis court rules and regulations

We want everyone to enjoy their time at our Tennis/PickleBall courts. Rules and regulations help create a safe, responsible, and respectful environment for all. They apply to all users – please do your part. Failing to comply may result in a loss of privileges.

Please be reminded that all group representatives are responsible for ensuring that their members observe regulations contained on the back of the permit in addition to the following:

Do - Required

General rules

  • All groups who book City courts must leave at least one court vacant at all locations except when booked for approved special events.
  • If a special event is approved for use of all courts at any location, the group/organizer must post visible signage at the site a minimum of one week prior to the event notifying the public that the courts will not be available for the approved date(s) and time frame(s).
  • All groups with court reservations are required to have their permit with them at all times. It is impossible to double book a tennis court. If approached by another user group or the party refuses to vacate, please contact 311 and request a bylaw officer to be dispatched. 
  • The group is responsible for any damage to the Tennis court (except normal wear and tear), and to surrounding residences, schools, cars, etc. Tennis court users are required to carry insurance and are responsible for any damage their group may cause. This may include excessive damage to the tennis courts, damage to surrounding properties (residences, schools, etc.), or vehicles.
  • Tennis court and parking areas must be left clear of garbage.
  • Tennis court users are expected to abide by all traffic laws. 
  • Please be considerate of community residents and all other park users.
  • If you are having port-a-potties placed on site, you must contact the City through 3-1-1 to arrange with the Parks department for a suitable location.

Don’t – Not Permitted

General rules

  • Parking is not permitted in private parking lots, driveways, alleys or on greenspaces. 
  • No stunting or speeding in parking lots, fields, or alleyways. 
  • Public disturbances and excessive noise, including vulgar language and honking of car horns, are prohibited.
  • No sales of food, merchandise, possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are permitted on Playfields unless approved by Event services. For details, see the Alcohol Consumption Zero Tolerance Policy and exceptions.
  • No footwear with metal cleats allowed. 
  • Excessive noise makers are prohibited.
  • Dogs are not permitted on tennis courts or surrounding parks area. (Bylaw 23M2006 – Section 15). For their safety and the safety of others, please leave dogs at home.
  • Marking tennis courts is prohibited.

Alcohol zero tolerance policy

The City of Calgary has zero tolerance for alcohol consumption at Recreation and Parks facilities. We ask you to follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable family environment for all.

This Zero Tolerance guideline protects users, visitors and staff from risk and/or injury. For more information, refer to The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, Section 89 (1)​.

These guidelines apply to all tennis/pickeball courts, surrounding parks, playfields and multi-purpose areas. Exceptions are noted. Otherwise the penalties for consuming alcohol at a City facility are:

Individuals Groups/Special Events:

  1. First offence – All related bookings at the facility where the offence took place will be cancelled without refund.
  2. Second offence – All related bookings at any City of Calgary facility will be cancelled without refund.

Zero tolerance policy exceptions

Alcohol may be served at City of Calgary facilities with pre-approval from The City, as follows:

  • Festivals/Events booked through Recreation with approval/license from The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) agency and paid security.
  • Private adult events booked through an Athletic Park Special Event Application Form, with proof of AGLC approval/license. Security is provided for the duration of the event at a cost of $25 per hour per security guard. Security volunteers are not permitted.
  • Concessions with an AGLC license to sell alcohol.

Third parties leasing City facilities with an AGLC license to sell alcohol for activities or events (i.e. the Tennis Academy, Volleydome Inc.).

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