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Rules and Etiquette

1. Registration:

A. Each member must register before taking a court. Guests must be registered by the host member.
B. Guest Policy - Non members are limited to two visits per month.
C. Registration will take place in the tennis shop during operating hours, and on shop door at other times.
D. Court availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Courts can be reserved by calling the Pro Shop. (229-436-9111)

2. Etiquette:

Standard tennis etiquette shall be observed at all times. No loud, obnoxious behavior or swearing shall be permitted.

3. Spectators:

Persons who are not participating may not be inside the fenced area.

4. Court Procedures:

A. Players may sign for specific courts, putting name and time on the court registration board.
B. Play will be limited to one hour for singles, one and one half hours for doubles, when others are waiting to play. Players may complete the game (not set) in progress.
C. A player may sign up for a Rubico court while playing on a hard court.
D. Adults have priority over juniors on the Rubico courts at all times.
E. Clay courts will be closed for watering from 1pm - 3pm except Sundays.

David Buerkle, USPTA

David has been the director of tennis at Doublegate Country Club since August 2013. David played four years at Belmont Abbey College, where he was named All-Conference in “1994”.  In “1995”, he was the CIAC Conference Singles and Doubles Champion. David was also named an All-Conference Scholar Athlete and second team All-American.

He was ranked #10 Doubles team in the nation at Belmont. David also attended University of Tennessee on a graduate assistantship where he received a graduate degree in Sports Management.

In “2001”, he was the Men’s Open Florida State Closed Doubles Champion and ranked #4 in USPTA Grand Prix Circuit Men’s Open. David was also ranked #1 USTA Doubles Team in the nation in “2002”. 

Joseph Bjerregaard, USPTA

Joseph has been a tennis professional at Doublegate since February 2014. Joseph grew up playing competitive tennis in juniors. He played USTA tournaments from ages 12 – 18.

He achieved a USTA state ranking of top 10, a Southern ranking of top 75 and a National ranking of 325. Joseph attended Georgia South Western in Americus and played on the Division II tennis team for 2 years. He is a local to the Albany area and has been part of this community for over 20 years.