Non-Equity Membership Agreement

KTP Non-equity Membership Agreement





This tennis Non-equity Membership agreement (hereinafter called the “Agreement”) is made as of the ________ day of __________________, ________ by and between the Kraft Tennis Partners (hereinafter called “KTP”) and  _____________________________an individual (hereinafter called “Member”  for purposes of this document).

WHEREAS, the KTP is a social tennis club located at the Kraft Athletic Club, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 and WHEREAS, Member would like to become a Non-Equity member of the KTP to use the equipment and facilities of the KTP for a certain fee as provided herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, by mutual agreement:

The KTP does hereby grant to Member Non-equity Membership in the KTP.

The Member agrees to abide by the bylaws of the KTP.

The Member agrees to join the Kraft Athletic Club (KAC) and maintain an annual membership to include the KAC annual membership dues.

The initial membership fee will be Three Hundred Dollars.  This Fee is non-refundable but may, within 3 months of payment, be applied in full to an Equity Membership Initiation Fee.

The Non-Equity Member agrees to pay a quarterly maintenance fee set forth by the KTP Board of Directors as stipulated in the KTP Bylaws.  Currently this fee is: $120.  This fee may increase but not more than a simultaneous increase in Equity Membership maintenance fees.

Member agrees to abide by the KTP rules and regulations.

Member recognizes that KTP depends upon voluntary efforts of its members to operate the Club.

Member agrees that he/she retains no equity claim on the assets of KTP.


Any conduct by any member which unreasonably interferes with the use and enjoyment of KTP and KAC is strictly prohibited.

Proper tennis attire shall be worn. The minimum attire shall be gym shorts, t-shirts, socks and proper tennis shoes for hartru courts.  Bare-midriff clothing, torn, ragged, dirty or unacceptable clothing to include shirtless is not allowed.

Each KTP member will receive a KTP membership tag, which must be displayed on his or her tennis bag.

On line court reservation must be made prior to play and cancelled if the players are not going to use that reservation time.  RESERVATIONS MAY ONLY BE MADE 3 OR FEWER DAYS PRIOR TO PLAY.  (Example: for play on Saturday, reservations may be made on Wednesday.)

No alcoholic beverage consumption on courts.

Play is limited to two hours except for tournaments, round robins and league play.

Tennis courts will be dragged/swept and lined after play, by the players during their reserved court time, so that the next players can start play at their scheduled time.

Last player must lock courts and courts must remain locked when not in use.

Reservation Priority:

League Scheduled Play


Team Practice (will be scheduled for afternoons/evenings only).

Reservations must be made in advance on-line.

[1] Team captains may reserve their league schedule for the season.

[2] Court time is two hours maximum beginning at 8:00 AM [two hour blocks there after] or as otherwise designated in the scheduling system.

[3] Court 6 and 7 will not be reserved for league play, so that at least two courts will be available for general membership at all times. Exception: [a] nighttime league scheduled play [b] makeup for daytime league cancellations

Member Guest Play & Fee:

KTP Member guest $15.00

KTP Members’ children/grandchildren age12 and under play free and must be accompanied by a Member.   Monthly guest limitations apply.

Guests are limited to a maximum play of four times per month, two in the AM and two in the PM.

Out of Town “House Guest” unlimited play subject to 24 hour advance reservation

Guest fee to be paid prior to play.

KTP member must accompany their guest on the assigned court, with one exception. In the case of league play, non KTP members may play for the KTP team against an opponent providing the KTP team fields a minimum number of KTP members equal to or greater than the number of courts utilized by that team. For example, 2 non-KTP members may play together on a court where 5 courts are being played so long as the total number of KTP members playing the team match is five[5] or more.

In school KTP member depents ages 13-21 yrs may play for a fee of $5 subject to the following limitations

[a] Unlimited play after 3 PM subject to no more than 24 hour advance reservation.

[b] Parents on premises.  

[c] Monthly guest limitations apply before 3PM.

Abuse of KTP Rules and Regulations by a member could result in suspension or  

     expulsion from the KTP by a vote of the KTP Board.

Teams: To insure an equitable distribution of court time for all KTP members and to

     support KTP league play:

(1) KTP league committee/coordinator will:

a. Approve league play prior to start of the season.

 b. Determine the number of teams authorized for KTP league play.

c. Evaluate and establish ratio of KTP members/non-members on a team.

(2) KTP Team(s)

Team Captain must be a KTP member.

Submit schedule for approval prior to season.

Submit names of all team members prior to season.

Non-members on team are subject to guest rules as defined by Membership Rules.

n. Ball Machines: Members are allowed the use of personal ball machines

[1] Ball machines are only permitted on a bank of courts when no other court in that bank is in use. There are 3 court banks: 1-3, 4-5 and 6-7.

[2] Courts used specifically for ball machine play may not be reserved more than 24 hours in advance of play.

[3] Player must check reservations prior to play and refrain from use of the machine if another court in that bank is reserved during desired time slot..

[4] If a ball machine is in use and players then arrive to play on another court in the bank, the following rules apply:

[a] If the arriving players had a reservation, then the use of the ball machine must end even if the oncoming players express a willingness to allow the player with the machine to continue.

[b] If the arriving players did not have a reservation, then the player using the ball machine may complete his/her session.

[c] In the latter situation the player using the ball machine should make every effort to prevent balls from going on the other court in play.

o. Tennis Instruction: A tennis professional at any level is prohibited from giving any type of instruction with racquet in hand on a KTP courts.


I,_________________________________________, being at least eighteen (18) years of age, do hereby agree to assume all risks and hazards incidental to my participation in the Kraft Tennis Partners (KTP) , and do hereby agree to waive, release, absolve, and covenant not to sue the KTC officers, attorneys, and agents, for any and all claims, including claims for equitable and injunctive relief, damages, losses or injuries of any kind, resulting from my participation in the KTC.  THIS RELEASE INCLUDES A RELEASE FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES OR INJURIES ARISING OUT OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION OR NEGLIGENCE, EITHER ACTIVE OR PASSIVE OF THE KTC, THE KRAFT ATHLETIC CLUB (KAC), ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, ATTORNEYS, AND AGENTS.  THIS RELEASE IS GIVEN AND SIGNED OF MY OWN FREE ACT AND WILL.    

I further promise and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the KTP and KAC, its’ employees, officers, attorneys, agents, against any damages, claims, including claims for equitable or injunctive relief, loss or injury of any kind, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising from or through my participation in the KTP.  This indemnity agreement encompasses all damages and claims arising from my participation in the KTP.

IN WITNESS HEREOF, the parties hereunto executed this Agreement on the day and year first above written.


By: __________________________________________

     (KTP Membership Chairperson or President)

Non-Equity MEMBER: ___________________________________       Name Printed ____________________________

Address: _____________________________________

Telephone # __________________________________

Email Address________________________________