FAQs

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MEMBERSHIP TYPES: EQUITY and NON-EQUITY... WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EQUITY MEMBERSHIP? 
Equity Members become participants in the ownership and operations of this member-owned club and have voting privileges as provided in the Corporation By-Laws. Equity members may:

•  Reserve courts five days in advance.
•  Receive one free guest pass per month (accumulte up to four guest credits)
•  Pay reduced price on balls from the pro shop
•  Retain the right to vote at annual meetings of the Board
•  Qualify for election to the Board of Directors, which determines some Club policies and procedures and which prepares other policies and procedures for vote by all Equity Members.

IS THERE A WAITING LIST TO JOIN?

There is presently no waiting list to join. You can start playing as soon as you fill out a simple application form and pay your initial dues.

HOW MANY COURTS ARE THERE? IS IT HARD TO GET A COURT AT THE TIME I WANT?

There are six lighted courts which can be reserved either five days in advance (for Equity Members) or three days in advance (for Non-Equity members). We have an online reservation system; although members have the option to call in their reservation requets if they prefer. The five-day or three-day reservation "clock" begins each day at 9am. Use this handy chart to see how this works. Peak hours of play are, typically, Mon-Thurs: 9am-12pm, 5-9pm; Fri-Sun: 9am-1pm.

WHEN CAN I PLAY TENNIS?
9am–9pm Mon-Fri
9am-6pm Sat & Sun, Nov-Mar
9am-7pm Sat & Sun, Apr-Oct

Courts are also available to members during daylight hours even when the clubhouse is closed. Access to courts is possible via combination lock on the gate to court #2. Please contact the office for the combination.

HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE THERE AND HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH THEM?

Chabot has about 250 members. Members have access to the Club Roster which gives names, rating level, and contact information. New members receive a free initial evaluation with one of our tennis pros. As part of the evaluation, you will be provided with the names of members who would be a good match for you. In addition, the club staff will be happy to suggest people who play at your level. Generally, once members start playing on teams and at social events including hot court, they quickly find a group of players at their level to play with.

WHAT IS "HOT COURT"? DOES IT COST MONEY?

Hot Court, 5-7pm Mon, Tues & Thurs, 6-8pm Wednesday, offers drop-in doubles for players at all levels. Hot Court is organized by a Club staff member and is a great way to meet other members and to play with people at different levels. It is free for active members.

DO YOU OFFER LESSONS AND CLINICS

The Club has three tennis pros who offer lessons. Clinics are pre-arranged by each Club Pro independently. Rates for these clinics vary, depending on the number of participants and on the Pro involved. Clinics can also be arranged by club members with a pro for a group of participants they find on their own. Visit our MEET OUR PROS page and LESSONS page for more info.

IS THERE A BALL MACHINE?

Yes, there is a ball machine that is available to members free of charge. Reservations for the Ball Machine are available in advance during for peak hours. Same day requests for the machine during peak hours will be considered on a case by case basis, dependenign on how crowded the courts are that day.

WHAT KIND OF LEAGUES DOES CHABOT HAVE?

Chabot has a wide variety of leagues sponsored by USTA and BALL (Bay Area Ladies League) at levels ranging from 3.0-4.5. Adult Leagues are usually formed in teams and can include both singles and doubles. The new, increasingly popular Flex-League, sponsored by USTA, allows individuals to compete on their own in matches they schedule themselves. There are nominal fees involved in league play.

WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED? DO THEY COST EXTRA?

Chabot sponsors a range of social events and tennis-related mixers including inter-club round robins with other regional tennis clubs, holiday barbeques and potlucks with round robin tennis, an Annual Club Championship Tournament and an annual December Holiday Party.

CAN I BRING A GUEST TO PLAY?

Members can bring guests to play tennis during club hours. Equity members are allowed to bring one guest per month free-of-charge. After that, and for non-equity members, there is a fee of $15 per visit. Fridays after 1pm guests are free. An individual guest may visit Chabot a maximum of 2 times per month.