Information for Members

The Bear Valley Tennis Club, with its principle place of business in Bear Valley, California is a private club operated for the benefit of its dues-paying members, the families of Bear Valley School and the general public. The object of the Club is to promote and coordinate tennis and social events.

The Club’s Board of Directors represents the entire membership.

In order that everyone can enjoy the tennis facilities, the Club has specific rules and regulations controlling the use of the tennis courts. Any person who violates the rules of conduct and/or dress code on the tennis courts, does not pay dues or charges, or whose conduct is injurious to the reputation of the club or club members may be suspended for any period of time or expelled from the membership or from use of the courts.

In case any member of the immediate family of a Club member who is entitled to family privileges shall be deemed guilty of violating any rule of conduct, the offender’s privileges may be temporarily or permanently withdrawn.

General Rules, Policies and Procedures

1) Members will be charged annual dues of $100. Members will be billed for the annual membership dues in April, and dues are payable by check within 30 days. Dues not paid within 30 days shall become delinquent and an additional $25 late fee will be applied.

2) All members have the duty and obligation to maintain proper and prompt payment of their yearly dues and charges. BVTC Board of Directors may, after written notice, suspend or expel any member whose dues and/or charges are more than two months delinquent. Members who have been expelled for the non-payment of dues and/or charges shall not be entitled to a refund of their initiation fees. 

3) Should a member wish to terminate their membership, or upon death of a member, memberships are resalable at an amount that is at minimum a fixed price set by the BVTC Board. The current minimum fixed price set by the board is $200. Members must notify the board in writing of their intent to sell their membership and are then given one year from the date the letter is received to find a buyer for their membership. Go to our Forms on this web site and print out and send in the application for transfer of membership form once you have a buyer for your membership.

When a membership is sold, 25% of the value of the membership is paid by the buyer to the BVTC. The other 75% goes to the seller of the membership. Memberships may also be transferred to an immediate family member. To transfer a membership, 10% of the value of the membership is paid by the recipient of the membership to the BVTC.

4) All members with guests are asked to acknowledge their guest’s attendance by signing in at the Bear Valley Adventure Company. At that time guests should fill out the BVTC Hold Harmless Agreement. The guest fees are $10.00/person/day. If you have three guests playing with you, the cost will be $30.

5) No food or snacks are allowed on the tennis court. All drinks must be in unbreakable containers. No smoking is allowed.

6) Cars are to be parked only in designated parking areas.

7) Pets are not permitted on the tennis courts.

8) The club will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

9) Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

10) Toys, skates, skateboards, bicycles and all other non-tennis equipment are not allowed on the courts.

11) Tennis players only are permitted inside the fenced court areas. Accompanying people should remain outside the fenced areas.

12) Profane or abusive language or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated. All normal rules of etiquette must be observed so the Club facilities can be enjoyed by all.

13) Lost keys will be charged $25.00 replacement fee.

Tennis Rules

1) Tennis courts will be open seven days a week, weather permitting, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

2) All business pertaining to lessons will be conducted through the BV Adventure Company.

3) Only tennis shoes with smooth soles will be allowed on the court. Running, soccer shoes, or other types of shoesthat may mark or damage the courts are not allowed.

4) Courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-members must sign up at the Bear Valley Adventure Company or the Bear Valley Sport Shop, pay usage fees and a key deposit, and get a key for the courts.

8) Tournaments approved by the BVTC board will be held at designated times throughout the season. Every effort will be made to accommodate members play in conjunction with a tournament, but courts will be available on a limited basis. Any tennis programs that involve court time must be approved by the BVTC Board.

9) Tennis players shall all observe the rules of tennis and tennis etiquette.

10) Only four persons may play on a court at any one time. Exceptions allowed are group lessons involving more than four people.

11) When you use the courts, be sure to lock each open gate from the outside so it is easy for the next person who arrives to open. If you lock one of the gates from the inside it is very difficult for the next person to reach through and unlock.

12) No set of rules can cover all circumstances; when there is competition for court access during peak times, courtesy, good will and consideration of fellow members should be exercised.

Contact Us:

Board of Directors

Martin Wegenstein, president

Ann Wolff, Treasurer

Jema Kimmel, Secretary/Membership

Morley Singer

Gary Goddard

Beverly Morgan Kiehl

Bill English