Club Policies

Updated May 2019

The following club rules have been approved by the FERSC Board of Directors (“the Board”) to promote member and guest safety, facility sanitation and a healthy atmosphere at Foxcroft East Racquet and Swim Club (“the club”). The Pool Manager and the Board may interpret and modify these rules as appropriate in order to ensure the above standards are met. Please enjoy the use of the facilities at FERSC - Be Safe!!


Only FERSC Club members and persons living in their home are eligible to use the pool and club facilities. Adult children of a member living outside the home are only eligible to use the pool as guests. However, members are allowed to bring their grandchildren without paying a guest fee. Nannies and babysitters are allowed to accompany member children to the club without charge when they are acting as primary caregiver.


Guests may accompany members to the pool and make use of the facilities for a fee of $3.00 per person per day (extra charges may apply for credit card payments). The FERSC member is responsible for ensuring guests abide by club rules and must remain on premises with their guests. Guests living in Mecklenburg County are limited to one visit per week and ten visits per summer.

Only members of FERSC may use tennis courts. Family, friends and guests of members are allowed to accompany members. The $3 guest fee applies to all clinics, lessons and socials.


  1. Running, rough or boisterous conduct will not be tolerated. Persons violating this rule can be removed from the pool at the discretion of any lifeguard or staff member.
  2. Members and guests are not to engage in conversations with the lifeguards while they are on duty on the pool deck or in a lifeguard chair.
  3. No pets are allowed inside the pool gates.
  4. No abusive or objectionable language will be permitted on club property.
  5. Food may be consumed in the pavilion or in the immediate vicinity of tables on the pool deck.Food is not allowed within 5 feet of the pool or in the pool. Please be courteous and clean up after yourself and your family.
  6. No smoking or tobacco products (e-cigarettes, vaping, cigars, etc.) on club property
  7. No glass or ceramic containers of any kind are allowed inside the pool gates.This includes dinnerware and serving dishes as well as bottles.Glassware of any kind may be confiscated by the pool staff with no remuneration.
  8. Alcoholic beverages (no glass containers) can be consumed on club property by persons over the age of 21 at any time except during youth events where league by-laws prevent the use of alcohol. Anyone abusing these rules will be asked to leave the premise and\or the police will be called.
  9. The cost of any property damage due to negligence or vandalism will be charged to the responsible member.
  10. Do not wash anything other than your hands in the bathroom sinks.
  11. Unless reserved for a party, the shelter, refrigerator, microwave and grills can be used by all members and must be cleaned up after use by the parties using them.
  12. The covered shelter and a grill may be reserved by a member for a party during regular operating hours.Guest fees apply for all non-member swimmers.For large party requests (50 or more attendees), there is a minimum fee of $150, regardless of attendee membership status.Please see the Party Request form for further details.All parties must be approved.


  1. Non-swimmer children are not permitted to be in the swimming pool unless accompanied by a responsible teenager or adult who shall keep constant watch on the non-swimmer.A "swimmer" is a child who is either 7 years old or who can demonstrate to the Pool Staff they can swim across the deep end without stopping and can tread water for 1 minute.
  2. Swimmies, life jackets and other safely attached flotation devices are allowed.Children using floatation devices must be accompanied by a responsible teenager or adult
  3. Admission may be refused to anyone with skin abrasions, colds, coughs, inflamed eyes, infections or wearing bandages.
  4. Children who are not reliably toilet trained must wear rubber pants (not a disposable diaper) at all times while in the pool.“Little Swimmers” do not qualify as rubber pants.Any family who willfully violates this policy and has a fecal contamination in the pool is subject to temporary membership suspension.
  5. All bathers should shower before entering the pool. Parents should remind their children to use the lavatory before entering the pool.
  6. Use of soft toys is permitted when used safely. Diving toys (rings or sticks) can be used with caution.Parents or responsible parties are reminded to monitor their children while they are playing with toys that squirt water.Any toy being used in a manner that disrupts other patrons can be removed from the pool and/or confiscated at the discretion of a lifeguard.
  7. Pool floats are allowed. Large floats are subject to removal by a lifeguard or staff member at any time to ensure a safe swimming environment. Large floats will be removed when the pool is busy. Inflatables are not allowed in the diving well unless approval is given by a lifeguard. Noodles are allowed.
  8. The swim team starting blocks may only be used for swim practices, swim meets, or swim lessons.
  9. No running starts are allowed before entering the pool.


Use of the wading pool shall be limited to children 5 years of age or under or less than 48" tall, when accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager. The gate shall remain closed at all times.



  1. Use is restricted to swimmers skilled enough to jump safely and swim unassisted to the ladder.Adults or caretakers are prohibited from dropping non-swimmers into the pool from the end of the diving board
  2. Children are not allowed to wear swimming aids (floaties, water wings, etc) off of the diving board.
  3. Only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time. The next person must wait until the previous diver reaches the ladder on their side of the pool before entering the water.
  4. No one is allowed more than one bounce per dive off the diving board, except for diving competitions, exhibits or under the direct supervision of a FERSC diving instructor. Divers must dive "straight" out from the board and not towards the sides of the pool.
  5. Children wishing to play “cross pool” in the diving well or close the diving board and slide for any organized pool game must first gain permission from a lifeguard before playing.


  1. Only one person is allowed on the slide tower at a time. The next person on the slide must wait until the previous person has reached the pool ladder before entering the tube.
  2. The only position allowed in using the tube slide is sitting feet forward. Stopping in the tube is extremely dangerous and strictly prohibited. Sliders breaking this rule will be asked to leave the pool until the issue has been properly addressed with a lifeguard and adult.
  3. Swimmers must be able to use the slide without assistance, climb the ladder, enter the tube and swim to the pool ladder. There are no exceptions.
  4. No swim aids, toys or balls are allowed in the tube slide.


  1. Members shall drive slowly in the driveway and parking area. All bicycles are to be parked at the bike rack.
  2. Skateboarding shall be restricted to the club parking lot area "ONLY".
  3. Please ensure that you take your valuables with you when you are on premises. FERSC is not responsible for items left in automobiles.


  1. During inclement weather, the pool may be closed at the discretion of the Pool Manager on duty.In the event lightning is seen at the pool, the pool will be closed for a minimum of 30 minutes following the last bolt seen or close/loud thunderhead.The pool will also be closed in the event of close/loud thunderheads.The reopening of the pool will be decided by the Pool Manager.Under severe weather conditions, members are requested to clear the pool deck quickly and follow the instructions of the Pool Manager and lifeguards. These instructions may include seeking shelter in cars or the bathrooms until the inclement weather has passed.
  2. The Pool Manager, Lifeguards and Board Members are empowered to enforce these rules. If a member or guest does not comply, then their membership will be in jeopardy of suspension or termination at the Board's discretion.


General Rules

  1. Court hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. seven days a week.Any non-weather related court closures will be communicated by email and posted on our website.
  2. Appropriate attire is required at all times. Shirt and proper tennis shoes are required. No running shoes, no flip flops and no bare feet.No black soled shoes are allowed.
  3. No skateboards or wheels of any kind are allowed on the courts at any time.
  4. No pets are allowed on the courts at any time.
  5. NO GLASS at any time!
  6. Please put trash in bins and clean up after court use.Food is allowed on courts, but you are responsible for clean-up.All chewing gum should be disposed of in the trash bins inside some sort of wrapper.
  7. Please turn off your court lights when you finish play.If you are the last player on the courts, please turn off all court lights.
  8. Please completely close all court gates when leaving.If you are the last player, please close all court gates.
  9. Per club policies, any intentional damage to court property may result in replacement fees, temporary loss of privileges or permanent loss of privileges.


Court Priority and Scheduling

The club pro has the final decision on scheduling court usage. League play has priority.

Captains of all teams should consult with club pro regarding scheduling of league matches, court reservations, any changes to existing schedules and inclement weather. Captains are responsible for reserving needed courts for their teams after consultation with the club pro.

When possible there should be one open court between league play and any recreational play or lessons.

  • Queen City Women’s Weekday Leagues should use courts 1-3.Court 4 is reserved for free play.Court 5 is reserved for private lessons.
  • Queen City Women’s Weekend League should use courts 1-4 for Saturday matches.
  • Queen City Men’s League have priority over all 5 courts for Saturday matches.
  • Junior Team Tennis has priority over all 5 courts for Sunday matches.

Use of the ball machine is prohibited during league play.

Prior to forming any new league-based tennis team, the club pro must be consulted. 


Ball Machine

The ball machine is provided by FERSC for use by its members. While the ball machine can technically be used on any court, it should be used on a court that is least likely to interfere with play on other courts. It is recommended that the ball machine be used primarily on courts one and five when possible.

  1. To use the ball machine, go to,* reserve your court and under “comments” please add, “Using ball machine”.
  2. Adult supervision (18 years or older) is required at all times with ball machine use. FERSC STRONGLY recommends that no one under 12 years old use the ball machine even with adult supervision.The ball machine is NOT a toy and can cause serious injury.
  3. You will not be allowed to use the ball machine during league play.Also double check that no one has previously reserved the ball machine for your time.
  4. Prior to using the ball machine for the first time, please consult the club pro for a short tutorial.
  5. Care should be taken to make sure the remote to the ball machine is always returned.
  6. Please make every effort to retrieve all balls hit outside the courts and return them to the ball machine bay.
  7. The ball machine must not be used when there is any type of moisture on the courts.