Customs, etiquette and laws
- The Toss for the start of the game is made on the court.
- At the start of your turn be ready to begin by walking towards where you will take your shot, provided you are not interfering with other players. This saves time.
- If another game is in progress, be aware of their play and do not walk across their line of play.
- Take care in marking balls, and do not mark a ball from another game unless you have asked the owner/player first. Do remember to replace it after you have finished your stroke.
- Always call the Referee or opponent, when a questionable stroke is being played.
- Accept the Referees decision and do not interfere when a decision is being made. If a point of Law, you may appeal to the Tournament Manager or Tournament Referee.
- The Striker should play his strokes with “reasonable despatch”. In doubles play time must not be wasted in prolonged discussion or instruction.
- As a spectator avoid making audible comments regarding the state of the game, unless asked by a Referee or Player. Also be seated away from Players and Referees.
- When entering or leaving the court, do not walk across a players line of play.
- The outplayer should anticipate, as far as possible, which ball he will play next, so that no time is wasted.
- In doubles play, as a partner, please help with marking of balls and yarding in.
- At the end of your turn please leave the court at the nearest point, this saves time especially in handicap games.
- Precedence is given to the player making a break, or when a ball is in a critical position.
- Always yard in with your back to the lawn.
“Each players enjoyment of the game depends upon the consideration and thoughtfulness of other players”