Non Marking Tennis Shoes Rules:
1. Oakland Hills Tennis Club reserves the right to make the final decision on the acceptability of any shoes that are to be worn on the tennis courts or fitness rooms. Its decision is final and applicable to all Members, Guests, Staff and Independent contractors.
2. All guests are required to sign a Guest Waiver Form prior to using the facilities. By signing this agreement, guests agree to abide by club rules
3. All shoes manufactured for tennis, and most for basketball, are acceptable on the tennis courts.
4. All other shoes are unacceptable including, but not limited to, street shoes, joggin shoes, track shoes, cross training shoes and the like.
5. Front desk staff personnel will make the determination of acceptability or unacceptability of any shoes at the time of play. If shoes are determined to be unacceptable, player may notuse those shoes under any circumstances. Using unacceptable shoes in defiance of a ruling by a staff person is grounds for dismissal from the club.
6. Advanced approval of shoes: The club will gladly make a determination of the acceptability or unacceptability of shoes anytime during normal operating hours. This determination will be entered in the Non Marking Tennis shoe Log and the Non Marking Tennis Shoes List so that all affected may determine acceptability or unacceptability of shoes. If not on the Log or List, an advanced inspection is recommended. Once entered into the Non Marking Tennis Shoes List that determination can be relied on.
7. Visiting teams and guests may request an advanced determination of the acceptability or unacceptability of shoes at any time. It is recommended that this inspection be done at least two weeks before anticipation of playing at the club. Otherwise, that player risks a last minute determination that may not be in his or her favor.
8. Captains of visiting teams, whose players insist on wearing unacceptable shoes, may request that an alternate site be used. This request must be made to the respective OHTC captain no less than two weeks in advance. OHTC captains must accommodate the visiting captain's request provided an acceptable alternate site and time is offered. It will be deemed appropriate if the time is the same as the OHTC scheduled match.
9. Should the visiting captain request an alternate site and time when more than half of the visiting team players insist on wearing unacceptable shoes, the visiting captain must provide an acceptable site and time for all matches, including those with acceptable shoes, so that all matches can be played at the same venue.
10. Any affected person may appeal a staff person's decision if they think it is unfair. An appeal is to be made to OHTC by
contacting James W. Thompson, Sr., President, Michelle Lafferty, Manager, or Rose Ann Kase, Front Desk Manager. An appointment will be required for any appeal and their decision will be final and unalterable.
11. Club hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 AM to 8:00:00 PM
Unacceptable Marking sole Shoes
Adidas Clima Cool
Adidas a3 Pro Team 2
Converse Home Court
K Swiss Tongue Twister
New Balance 652
New Balance 609
New Balance 556
Nike City Court II
Reebok Career High
Wilson Pro Staff 1000
Wilson Pro Staff 710
Wilson Advantage Court
Note: The above shoes at first
glance appear to be black soled,
but they are not. All black soled
shoes are unacceptable regardless
of manufacturer's claims about marking.
Addidas Barricade III
Adidas Super Cup
Blacksburg 7 Edition
Converse Chuck Taylor Stencil Hi
K Swiss Black
K Swiss Origin
New Balance 574
New Balance 620
Nike 20 Twenty
Nike Air Cannon
Nike Air Impel
Nike Air Monarch II 4E
Nike Legend Boys GS
Reebok Classic Black
Skechers Premier Black
Vans Health GS
World Industries Battle