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Guest Policy for The Arbors Fitness Center

The fee for a guest to utilize the fitness center is $9.00 a day. There is no guest fee for the pool area. The resident must first see The Arbors Fitness Center attendant to pay all the appropriate fees for their guests before utilizing the facility. No one under the age of 15 is permitted in the fitness center or the pool areas.

Program Staff

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Jorge Privat | Tennis Professional – Instructor | (352) 387-7639

Services

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Lockers

Tennis Overview

Recreation Center and Arbor Fitness Center Tennis & Pickleball

There are twelve pickleball courts at the Recreation Center. There are ten tennis courts at Arbor Fitness Center.

The tennis and pickleball schedules are available in the Recreation and Wellness Program Guide and the On Top of the World newspaper.

Arbor Tennis Club

If you are looking for a more competitive game of tennis, you will want to become a member of our Arbor Tennis Club. Tennis members enjoy a more structured program. Tennis clinics and lessons are available. You may also participate in USTA leagues, tournaments and other competitive play. All are run by our full-time certified professional Tennis Director on the club’s Plexicushion Prestige Acrylic playing surface courts.

Tennis Rules & Guidelines

FACILITY USAGE

The Arbor tennis courts are for the use of its members and their guests, the Tennis Director, his staff and pupils; and for the participants of sanctioned events.

DRESS CODE

Proper tennis attire is required at all times. Regulation non-marking tennis shoes with socks are required. Tee shirts with non-tennis related graphic designs, or inappropriate graphic designs, undershirts, men’s sleeveless shirts, such as tank tops and “muscle shirts”, fishnet shirts, cut-offs, Bermudas, blue jeans, bathing suits, gym shorts, slacks, and walking shorts are not permitted.

COURT RESERVATIONS

Reservations can be made up to three days in advance for courts two through five, for any time of the day, and for court one, when there is no scheduled instruction or scheduled events. Special events, teaching, and league play take precedence over normal play reservations. Courts may be reserved between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Reservation sheets are posted at The Arbor Fitness Center. Telephone reservations will not be accepted. Members can reserve only one court per start time. Courts may be reserved for one hour for singles, and two hours for doubles. Two names must be listed for singles, and four names for doubles. Reservations are forfeited fifteen minutes after the reservation-start time, if one player is absent for singles, or two players are absent for doubles. Players are urged to cancel in advance whenever possible. Abuse of non-appearance without prior cancellation, will result in restrictions in the ability to reserve a court.

GUEST PLAY

All guests and sponsoring members must register on the sign-up sheet. At least one member must be a part of the group containing guest players.

LEAGUES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

The formation of league teams, inter community teams, and special events, must be coordinated with the Director of Tennis. Play in these events may not start earlier than 10:00 am on weekdays, and 11:00 am on weekends, except for events within The Club.

OTHER

When players are waiting for courts, unreserved play is limited to one hour for singles, and one and one half hour for doubles. Waiting players are permitted to ask players who have occupied the courts beyond these times, to relinquish the courts. Pets are not allowed on the courts, and children only if accompanied by an adult. Trash must be placed in the appropriate receptacles. Only non-alcoholic beverages, and non-breakable containers are allowed within the fenced area of the courts. Smoking is prohibited on the grounds of the tennis courts. The Tennis Director has the authority to ask anyone to leave the courts for infraction of any of these rules and regulations, and will also monitor compliance with the “Un-Written Rules of Tennis”, otherwise known as “Tennis Etiquette”.

Tennis Etiquette

Court etiquette is not explicitly spelled out in the rules, but it should be familiar territory to a tennis player who wants to be known as sportsmanlike and mannerly. Are you obeying these rules?

  1. The oldest tradition in tennis is to give your opponent the benefit of the doubt. This means that ball that can not be called out with surety is presumed to be good and continues in play.
  2. No point should be replayed because a player is not sure if a ball was in or out.
  3. It is both, the obligation and prerogative of a player to call all balls in his court, to help his opponent make calls when the opponent requests it, and to call against himself(with the exception of his partner’s first service), any ball that he sees clearly out on his opponents side of the court.
  4. Returning a service that is obviously out (accompanied by an out call) is a form of rudeness and when the receiver knows that in making these returns he bothers the server, it is gamesmanship.
  5. Compliance with the foot fault rule is very much a function of a player’s personal honor system.
  6. When play is in progress do not go behind another court to retrieve a ball or hit a lose ball to that court. Do not ask for one of your balls until the point in play on the adjoining court has stopped. In returning a lose ball to another court, do not hit it aimlessly, as if you do not care where it goes as long as it leaves your court. Instead, pick up the ball and hit it gently so that it goes directly to one of the players on the court, preferably the server, or gently roll it to the back fence if no one is looking for it.
  7. Enter and exit between points. Wait until the point in progress is over before entering or leaving through another court. It is not only courteous, but safer for every one.
  8. Retrieve stray balls during breaks. If you know your tennis etiquette, you know that the only time you should go into the next court to retrieve a ball is when the point is over. Better yet, politely ask for those players to return your ball, but ask only during a break in play. On the other hand, it is common courtesy to make sure stray balls are returned to the proper courts promptly.
  9. Keep your voice down. Yes, tennis is a social game and you should have fun. But, there is a time for social chit-chat, and it is not on the tennis court. The noise might not be disrupting your group, but, there are other people to consider. If you must talk, keep it to a minimum, and keep the decibel level down. If you have a problem, meet your opponent at the net. Don’t discuss it by yelling from baseline to baseline.
  10. Always announce the score. It makes life a whole lot easier if the server announces the score before each serve. That way there won’t be any arguments over the score. The same holds true for line calls. Call the ball loudly and clearly.
  11. Ease up on practice returns. When your opponent is taking practice serves don’t smack the ball back with your hardest returns. Instead, catch a few serves so your opponent can concentrate on his delivery. He won’t have much practice if he has to duck your returns. How do you practice your return?…Simple. After your opponent has hit a few serves, simply announce “I am going to return these”. At least that way, he will be ready for them.
  12. Learn and play by the rules. It is common courtesy and a written rule to know the rules of the game and to play by them. A knowledgeable, mannerly, courteous player is the best representative of the game, the way it was intended to be played. So, make it a point to play by the rules. The written ones and the unwritten ones!

Arbor Fitness Center Pool

Pool rules are for your benefit and safety.
Non-compliance of pool rules will result in loss of privileges. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Pool use for residents and adult guests only.

Arbor Fitness Center Pool Rules

Indoor Pool Hours: Mon. – Fri. 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.,

Sat. 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Outdoor Pool Hours: Mon. – Sat. 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Swim at your own risk; no lifeguard on duty.

  • No alcoholic beverages allowed on pool deck.
  • Pool use is for residents and adult guests only.
  • Children under the age of 15 are not permitted in pools or on pool deck areas.
  • Please refer to the Arbor Fitness Center indoor pool schedule for complete listing of hourly activities.
  • Remove any oils or lotions by showering before entering the pool or spa.
  • No running, jumping or horseplay in or around the pool.
  • No throwing of objects or littering.
  • Water bottles are allowed as long as they are plastic no coolers allowed.
  • No smoking in and around pool area including pool deck.
  • 911 emergency phone located outside the ladies bathroom wall.
  • For your safety, please exit the pool during thunderstorms.
  • Be safe, responsible, and considerate while using the pool.
  • Noodles are allowed, but please no tubes, rafts or inflatables..
  • Food, drinks, glass containers and pets are prohibited in pool and on pool deck.
  • Diving is prohibited.
  • Indoor pool bathing load is 75, the outdoor pool bathing load is 37 and the spa bathing load is 8.
  • The indoor pool will be closed for cleaning every Wednesday, from 10:30 to 12:30 pm.
  • The outdoor pool and spa will be closed for cleaning the first Wednesday of the month.