The Tagging System

what makes us different 

The tagboard returns: Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Our system:

Tagboard: Wednesday evenings, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On-line booking at all other times


With COVID-19 protocols in place, as of Aug. 1 during the 2021 season, DTC is using a hybrid booking system that offers both on-line and tagboard reservations of courts, but at different times. Our system promotes maximum use of our facilities while ensuring our members have competitive play time.  For information about our tagging system, click here. (Note: Our daytime members can book courts only during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    In order for the tagging system to work as it is designed, each member’s tag contains his/her tennis skill level. To find out more about how to find out your skill level or how the rating system works, click here.

Rules and Regulations

A Few things to know

How to get a competitive game

Tagging up for court time:

Every member has a tag at the club that is used to reserve court time. It displays their name and rating level. 

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The first member to place his or her tag on the upper hook sets the level of play during that court time.

2

Members with the same rating are free to tag up with the first member.

3

Members with a rating higher or lower than the first member must ask and receive permission from the first member BEFORE tagging up.

4

One member may only tag up a maximum of three other players on the same court. The first member must place his or her tag on the upper hook.

5

A member may tag up for only one court at a time – double-booking is forbidden. Specifically, while a member is on court playing or involved in a DTC activity (ex.a tennis lesson), his or her tag may not be moved in order to reserve a subsequent match or court time.

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No player may tag up for court time 50 minutes prior to a DTC activity for which he or she has signed up, such as ladder play, lessons, house league, team practices or games, or a tournament.

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No other member’s tag may be used to falsely reserve any court time. (Such violations will be subject to discipline).

8

With a choice of courts available at the same time, as a courtesy, please allow doubles play to override singles play to permit maximum court time for members.

9

Daytime members can play during weekday evenings or on weekends only if courts are not in use by full members.

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Members cannot tag up for a time immediately proceeding or following a session booked on-line.

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Members cannot make online bookings for immediately proceeding or following a tagged session.

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Members cannot be tagged on tagboard at the same time they are on court playing a session booked on-line.

to facilitate better use of our courts:

Exceptions to the rules above

“doubles only” sign. When the court steward sees that that there are two time slots completely filled (including the current time slot), they will put up a ‘Doubles Only’ sign to allow maximum court usage, as of the immediately following (the third) time slot. This simply means that as of that time, doubles play may not be refused.

Player Development Day: On Sunday, players can tag up or down by 0.5 without asking other members for permission. (For instance, a member with a 3.0 rating can tag up with players rated 3.5 or 2.5 without asking permission to join them.)